Lavern Daniels Byington was born October 15, 1904 to Lillian Pingree and John S. Daniels in Ogden, Utah. She was educated there and later worked for her father in the grocery store. After high school, she attended an agricultural college, which she graduated from in 1927. Thereafter, she worked as a stenographer in an office of the superindent of the schools. In 1928, she taught typing half days while working in the office of Weber High School. She was then assigned to full typing for three years. During the fourteen years she worked as a typist, she trained twelve winning type teams. In 1942, she quit teaching to work at Hill Field as a typist. Following, she taught in a base school, and then returned to shipping and transportation as a shift supervisor and freight classification clerk. In 1945, she began teaching in Grantsville, and in 1946, she married Arthur A. Piets. They lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for two years, after which they divorced. Lavern returned to Ogden in 1948, and she taught again in Grantsville. She later married Irvin H. Byington, and they had a daughter on December 26, 1951. Lavern died December 28, 1979.
Part of the J. Allen Parkinson collection, this is a two-page typescript biography, located in the third folder of the collection, which is labeled, Biographies, Ba- By. Apart from the biographical information, there is no person description of Lavern.