Resident Spotlights: Terry and Fern Bye


Posted by Kia Crawford on March 12th, 2012 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments

Terry and Fern were both born in South Dakota, the same town, just 12 miles apart!

Growing up in the depression years, kids were not kids as we know today. Fern’s Mother passed away at a young age so she was in charge of her siblings, 5 sisters and 1 brother. Terry did all he couldassisted-living-in-dunwoodyga-residents-terry-and-fern-bye on the farm to help out.

Terry joined the service and fought with Battery C, 110th Gun Battalion, and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. He endured and survived the greatest land battle ever fought and won by the United States. He served in WW II from December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945 and was a World War II Honoree.

Fern worked for the Electric and Telephone Company in Nebraska when all the men went to war. Fern continued workings until the first of their two children were born.

After returning from the war, Terry worked with his Uncle. Corporate Texaco purchased his uncles business and Terry went corporate! Terry retired after 36 years as an Operations Manager.

Fern and Terry moved from Minnesota to be closer to family, ending up at Dogwood Forest’s senior living community in Dunwoody, GA . Their daughter, son in law, granddaughter and two great grand children live in Marietta. Their Grandson Matt is in Atlanta.

The Bye’s are enjoying the ‘The friendliness” of the south and the food a Dogwood Forest’s senior living community in Dunwoody, GA.