Yours truly noted this paid obituary in the LA Times. A Google search indicated that only the paid notice had appeared in the Times. The LA Times sometimes has obits on notable faculty deaths. It is surprising that only a paid notice appeared in this case.
[You can also read the text of the paid notice at:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=nina-byers&pid=171537465 Note: If someone finds a non-paid obit for Prof. Byers in the LA Times, I will run a correction.]
The departmental notice is at http://www.pa.ucla.edu/content/nina-byers.