Memorial and Documents


Byron W. Mayo 1992 – 2012  [Obituary ~ Extended Web Edition] Byron W. Mayo, a truly charming and revered character among the Sonoma locals, a marketing genius, a decorated Pilot during WWII, and a favorite at the Sonoma Petanque courts … Read more →

Retirement Resume

1980-86 Senior Vice-President, Foote, Cone & Belding, San Francisco | Management Supervisor, Alaska Division of Tourism account group Member, FCB Strategy and Plans Board … Read more →

Retirement Bio – Featured in ADWEEK by Lee Kerry

When Byron Mayo was 12 years old, he told Palmer Hoyt, publisher of the Portland Oregonian, for whom he was a newspaper carrier, that he was going to work for him one day as a reporter. “He told me to go to the University of Oregon,” …  Read more →

Peanuts and Petanque

It was the VOMPC club in Sonoma that first introduced Charles Shultz to the game in August 1993. After that he took to the game and Snoopy was made an honorary member of VOMPC. Read more →

Byron and Petanque Article

Byron was a bit of a loner. He was something of a conundrum both as my father and as a friend. He was a private man, but a very involved man who loved being with people. He could be so gregarious that you thought you knew him well and always welcomed his company … Read more →

VOMPC Newsletter Archives

Listed here are the newsletters published from the origin of the club in 1990 until the 2003 edition. For seven of these years, the newsletters were compiled, edited and published by Byron.  Read more →