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Harry F. DuRyea

Harry F. DuRyea

Jul 2, 1928 - May 16, 2009
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Memorial services for Harry F. DuRyea, Jr. of Riverton will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton, with the Rev. Dale Adams officiating, and committal rites by the Wyoming National Guard.

Mr. DuRyea died on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his home. He was 80 years old.

Harry Fredrick DuRyea, Jr. was born on July 2, 1928, in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Harry Fredrick DuRyea, Sr. and Eleanor Estelle (Hyer) DuRyea.

He grew up in Riverton and was a 1947 graduate of Riverton High School. He was a life-long resident of Riverton.

On May 18, 1953 he married Betty Jean Christian in Winchester, Va.

During his working career, he was employed by Lichty Construction, Gilpatrick Construction, McDonald's Body Shop, managed the Chevrolet Body Shop, and retired from Stork Autobody.

Mr. DuRyea was a member of the Baptist faith.

He was also a member of the VFW Post No. 3628 and the Rocky Mountain Car Club.

His family said Mr. DuRyea loved riding motorcycles, camping with family, spending time with grandchildren and great grandchildren, and had a true love for cars.

Mr. DuRyea is survived by his wife, Betty of Riverton; daughter, Janet Johnson and her husband Hugh of Rock Springs, their two children, Lindsay Kelley and husband Shawn of Hastings, Nebr., and Darci Johnson of Rock Springs; daughter, Patsy Fife and her husband Kelly of Riverton, their two children Jeffrey Fife of Laramie and Bryan Fife of Riverton; great grandchildren, Madison Johnson of Rock Springs, Keagen Fife of Riverton, McKenzie Johnson of Rock Springs and Emerson Kelley of Hastings, Neb.; brother, Delmar DuRyea of Riverton; sister, Betty Mason and her husband Joe of Lander; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; sister-in-law, Barbara DuRyea.

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

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.