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Betty A DuRyea

Sep 25, 2013 - Sep 25, 2013
Betty DuRyea, 80, of Riverton died at Help for Health Hospice Home on Friday, September 6, 2013. As were her request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. There will be a family memorial service at a later date.

Betty Jean Christian was born on July 19, 1933 in Dahlonega, GA to Almond Lee and Mamie Gertrude (Hicks) Christian.

On May 18, 1953 in Winchester, VA she married Harry DuRyea. Together they raised two daughters. The celebrated 56 years of marriage before Harry passed in 2009.

Her family said that her main enjoyment in life was her family, especially her grandchildren and the children she cared for. She loved each child she cared for as her own and they fondly considered her their extra grandma.

She is survived by her daughters, Janet (Hugh) Johnson of Rock Springs, WY and Patsy (Kelly) Fife of Riverton, WY; her grandchildren, Lindsay (Shawn) Kelley of Hasting, NE, Darci Johnson of Rock Springs, WY, Jeff Fife of Laramie, WY, and Bryan (Shawnte) Fife of Riverton, WY; her great grandchildren, Maddison Johnson, McKenzie Johnson, Keagen Fife, and Emerson Kelley; her sisters, Barbara Grindle and Glenda Moffet; her brothers, Charles Christian and James Christian; her sister-in-laws, Lori Christian and Betty (Joe) Mason; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her parents, Almond and Mamie; her brother, A.L. Christian; and her sister, Magdalene Crowell.

Memorials may be made to Help for Health Hospice Home in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home. On-line condolences for the family may be made at