Billy L. Ayers, 85

Billy Lee Ayers, 85 of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Lincoln, Iowa, passed away March 4, 2013 in Tonopah, Ariz.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis, two sons, Perry (Bethany) Ayers, Tonopah, Ariz., Richard Ayers, Scottsdale, Ariz., one daughter, Annette (Keith) Porter, Lebanon, Ind. Grandchildren, Katrina (Aaron Bury) Ayers, Benjamin Ayers, Heather Ayers, Rachel Ayers, Jennifer (Brian) Hansen. Step-Grandchildren, David Sager, Adam Sager, Joey Sager, Kenny (Barbie) Porter, Bonnie (Blake) Huggins.

Great-grandchildren, Braydon Ayers and Tatum Hansen. Step-great-grandchildren, Wyatt Sager, Alexis Sager, Braiden Sager. His brother-in-law Merle Wolf and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. Bethany Presbyterian Church, 7702 N 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. Private family burial service will be held on Monday, March 11 in the veteran’s cemetery, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Memorials may be directed to the family, to the Alzheimer’s Research Association in Bill’s name or Hospice of the Valley.