Byron WarrenI am a Veteran.

of Kerrville, TX

August 23, 1949 - September 17, 2022


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Byron Warren passed away in Kerrville on September 17, 2022. Byron, a fourth generation Texan born in Waco on August 23, 1949, grew up and worked in Austin before retiring to Kerrville in 2006. Raised by a single working mother, Byron quickly learned how to be responsible for his own needs as well as the needs of others.

Starting at fourteen, he delivered the Austin American Statesman in the area around the University of Texas. He managed to get a driver's license the next year, opening a new world of opportunities for work and wild adventures. Immediately after graduation from Reagan High School (Austin) in 1968, he enlisted in the Marines at the age of 18. This was the beginning of his lifelong dedication to public service that literally ended the day before his death when he attended a meeting at the VA hospital.

The Marines assigned Byron to 1st Marine Division, 1st Recon Battalion, and after advanced sniper training, shipped him to Vietnam. In Vietnam, he worked in seven-man teams that were dropped into the jungle for patrols that lasted several days. In August 1969, Byron was wounded when his team encountered heavy fire and was evacuated to Oakland Naval Hospital where he recovered.

Returning to Austin, he studied accounting at UT while working at the Veteran's Administration. He became proficient in a new technology called electronic commerce, and for the next 40 years would assist the VA and later the Department of Treasury, in deployment of new computer-driven technologies throughout the U.S.

After retirement, Byron continued his public service including as an elected city councilman for the City of Buda, Austin Federal Credit Union Board, Military Order of the Purple Heart, VA Dogs of Texas, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (Fredericksburg).

Byron is survived by his wife of 47 years, Harriet Bergmann Warren, his sister, Cyndee Warren Thomas of Rising Star, Texas, and many friends.

A celebration of Byron's life will be held at a future date.

Those wishing to honor Byron through a gift in his memory can make a donation to VA Dogs of Texas (www.vadogs.org ), Fredericksburg VFW Post 7105 Building Fund(https://vfwpost7105.com), or a charity of choice.

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19 Condolence(s)
Kathy Mitchell Christie
Kernersville, NC
Thursday, September 29, 2022

Harriet, I'm so sorry to hear this. I met Byron many years ago working with the X12/EDI finance group. My life was blessed having him & you a part of it. Even though we didn't see each other often, he was like my big brother. I always looked forward to my Christmas card, hearing of your adventures and just the "hey how are you" emails. So thankful we stayed in touch all these years.

Prayers and hugs to you and his family and friends. He will truly be missed from NC.

Kathy & Wayne Christie

Charles (Chuck) Murphy
Plano, TX
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Harriet, I am very sorry to hear about Bryon's passing. Bryon was my friend and mentor when we served together on the Buda City council. He was a man of great conviction for doing the right thing for people, whether he knew them or not. His laugh was contagious, and with that smile you couldn't hold a straight face in front of him. Bryon served his country, his community and most of all, the people he loved. The world is a dimmer place with him gone.
Rest in peace,
Chuck

Beverly Ash
Hutto, TX
Monday, September 26, 2022

I am so very sad to learn of Byron's passing.
We worked together for many years. Same division at
the VA and even closer co workers at the Treasury.
He was one of a kind and will be missed by so many.
Thankful that he came to our last luncheon. Special man


Peter Roth
40723 Hilden,
Sunday, September 25, 2022

Byron and Harriet, in the late 80th you gave me the possibility to learn a lot from you for my life by letting me stay at your House in Buda as an exchange student from Germany for a year.
Thank you Byron for your friendship and good times. Rest In peace.

Blake Miller
Kerrville, TX
Sunday, September 25, 2022

You will be loved and missed- Blake and Beaux

Gary Currier
Austin, TX
Saturday, September 24, 2022

Rest In Peace old friend . HR3, dam sliding, Hobie sailing, golfing, Hunter sailing, more golfing…it’s been quite a ride. From 1965 to present it was a privilege to know you and Harriet. You will be missed buddy. Again, RIP .

Joe Phillips
Barhamsville, VA
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Byron was a great man who had endured adversity but overcome so much, and then to contribute so much more back in his continuing service. My heartfelt condolences to all his life has touched. Semper Fidelis.

Archie Smith
ROUGEMONT, NC
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Byron, "Barn" and I met when he moved to Durham ,NC, and took on a part time job at Peppi's Pizza Den where I was working while in law school . His infectious good humor and zest for life immediately marked him as a fellow worth knowing. We bonded and became closest pards. My early "adult "years were well spent in Barn's company and through the years . Too many adventures,misadventure to possibly recount as our friendship grew to encompass pals in Texas and NC. which pivoted around a central focal point :an appreciation of fellowship and loyalty which time and distance could never dim. We never got out of touch and could pick up the phone after weeks/months and it was as if we had spoken only 5 minutes before.
When Barn lucked up and married Harriet, his (and our ) lives only got better. She, her family (Harry and Greta) Barn's family (Lavada, Mamie, Roy) made me feel as if I were a part of their families. We were pards by the classic old Texas definition. My life has been bettered because Barn was a part of it. He was good to ride the river with. See ya when I see ya,old pard!

Ed Kugler
Kalispell, MT
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Semper Fi, my friend. While we never met in life I too served as a Marine Sniper in Vietnam. A friend sent your obituary. I was getting out of the Corps when you went in. Godspeed. Until Valhalla!

Larry Gurley
Rockport, TX
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Semper Fi Marine. Thank you for your service. RIP

Jimmy Tyler
Austin, TX
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Always a good time hanging with Byron
Another good one gone too soon
Love ya Buddy
RIP

Verla Bruner
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Byron, You will be missed .
VA Dogs of Texas will be forever grateful for your service.

Carol E Reardon
Trinidad, CO
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

My deepest sympathy to Bryan and his family. We are loosing so many of our classmates of Reagan High School.
May God Bless his soul
Carol Elaine Hunter Reardon

Marty Martin
Montgomery, TX
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

So sorry to hear about Byron's passing. I first met Byron at Pearce Jr. High, Austin, and while Byron and I weren't "running buddy's" I always liked and enjoyed being around him. Oddly enough, I can still remember his laugh. While I wasn't on of Byron's Marine brothers, I'm a long-lost cousin, Navy '68-'72, I say with all due respect Sempre Fi and my condolences to his family.

Stephanie Zinda
Boerne, TX
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Anne Ryan
Kerrville, TX
Monday, September 19, 2022

Fitting tribute to a great man and life

Jeani Sanderfer Smith and Col. John W. Smith, III
Austin, TX
Monday, September 19, 2022

Byron.... it seems like yesterday when Lavada finally got you home from the hospital in California and you joined us at the VA. You were so proud when you completed your accounting courses. Then when you met Harriet, you knew your life was complete. Our world has been a better place for having you share your life with us. God Bless..... Love you, Jeani and John
P.S. hug Lavada and John for me ..

Curt & Lavonne Mitchell
Vonore, TN
Monday, September 19, 2022

Byron and Harriet became great friends when we lived in Kerrville. Byron introduced us to Oregon wines, which we will be eternally grateful for. We shared a few glasses of wine together over the years, commiserating over our golf games most of the time. Rest in peace Byron. You will be missed.

David Barker
Kerrville, TX
Monday, September 19, 2022

Byron and I had many great conversations over the years at Comanche Trace. A very intelligent man of which I respected. We played some good golf together and I will miss our game. My brother was a marine in Viet Nam at the same time and it made me think of his service too. Thank you Byron for your friendship and good times. Rest In peace.