Dena Marie Dotson Byers, age 76, died December 24, 2017 at her home in Rangely, Colorado. She was born October 25, 1941 to Walter Wade & Gertrude Marie Clements Dotson. She married her sweetheart Gordon Fredrick Byers on December 22, 1969 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dena loved animals. She always had the most beautiful yards in town, which she enjoyed working in. She was an active church member at the St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, she especially enjoyed teaching EFM classes. Her love for others, turned into adopting kids in the community. Her family meant everything to her. Dena was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Fredrick Byers, son Christopher Byers, parents, brother, nephew. Survived by her children; Bryon Byers, Bret (Ellen) Byers, Kathy (John) Brown, Cena (Todd) Carlson, Jill Redwine, & Jeff Byers; 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren sister Evelyn Kilpack. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, Fruita Colorado, under the care and direction of the Blackburn & Sons Vernal Mortuary. In lie of flowers please make donation to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Rangley, CO.