Page Stephanie Byars
Page passed away peacefully the morning of 4/10/2023 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born and raised in Santa Barbara and grew up in the San Rogue neighborhood attending Peabody, La Colina and graduating from San Marcos High School. Her parents were members of the Montecito Country Club and would drop Page off at the Country Club pool where she would enjoy hours with her friends.
She worked at Mission Linen prior to finding a career at the USPS in 1985. This is where she met the love of her life and future husband John L. Byars. They became friends in 1986, both helping each other come out of prior relationships. From that point on they never looked back and lived together for several years prior to marrying on 2/14/1995 in Las Vegas and they were inseparable. As with any relationship they did have speed bumps to go over but every year they continued to grow and come closer together and more in love. Anyone that knows them knows that if you saw one of them the other was right there, or close by. In 1992 they moved to Lompoc to purchase their first home together, eventually coming back to Santa Barbara in the Samarkand area. They became friends, companions, and partners for life! Those who were fortunate enough to know Page know that she was selfless and giving. She would light up a room when entering and the first thing you would see was her unbelievable smile and glow. All will miss her laugh, humor, and friendship.
Page was a huge animal lover; the couple had many dogs over the years. In January 2013 Page retired with John following in August 2013, at which point they moved to the Palm Springs area eventually purchasing a home on a golf course. Both picking up golf and joining the Ladies and Men’s club. They loved golfing together. Page also picked up a “thrift store” hobby which she would love to do and would always find unbelievable deals. They made many friendships while living there. In 2021 Page had the desire to come back home, so they sold their home and moved to Solvang, Ca. in October of 2021. This is also when her battle with cancer began. And after the initial battle which took course over a year, she was told she was cancer free. Months passed but the cancer returned vigorously and was diagnosed as stage four. Her brave battle ended on 4/10/2023.
Page is proceeded in death by her mother Margaret and father Ed Davis. She is survived by her brother Bruce and wife Regina Davis, nephew Kevin and wife Leah Davis and niece Amy Davis, many friends, and her best friend and partner of 37 years, husband of 28 years John L Byars. And the other love of her life Dug the Pug. RIP my love we shall be together again!
We would like to thank the caregivers at Cottage Hospital and Sarah House for the care and support they provided. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 10:30 AM at Santa Barbara Cemetery, Sunrise Urn Garden. Afterward, a get together will be held. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Page’s name to the Santa Barbara Humane Society.