Macon E. Ayers
October 10, 1942 ~ December 4, 2013
A graveside service celebrating the life of Macon E.Ayers will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, May 25 at DallasPark Cemetery. Matthew Brett Ayers, Mac’s son, will bethe celebrant, and Funeral Honors will be provided byVFW 784 Honor Guard and Rife Team. Mac died at his Ridgway home onDecember 4, 2013 following a two-yearbattle with brain cancer. He was born inWashington D.C. on October 10, 1942; the sonof Joyce Warren Ayers and Emmett G. Ayers. He gradu-ated from Woodrow Wilson High School and attendedthe University of Virginia, Blacksburg before enlisting inthe Air Force. He graduated with honors from electron-ics school at Keesler AFB. During the Viet Nam War,Mac served his country as a Weapons Systems Officerflying F4 Phantoms. Prior to his 23 years as Director ofTechnical Operations for the American College ofCardiology, Mac’s employment history included broad-cast television and electronic security systems. He was married to Barbara Kendrick for 32 years.They shared a love of Colorado and retired in 2000 tomake Ridgway their permanent home. An avid hiker and photographer, Mac also lovedwoodworking and became an exceptional maker of finejewelry. Mac was preceded in death by a son, MarkEugene Ayers. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sis-ters Sandra Ayers Merry; Mary Highton; Judy Burggraf;and Hettie Williams; brother Robert Ayers, son MatthewBrett Ayers; daughter Kathryn Ayers Farris, son JoelEdward Ayers and 4 grandchildren.