Delmar A. DuRyea

Delmar A. DuRyea

Sep 15, 1931 - Nov 27, 2009
Delmar A. DuRyea of Riverton died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Sheridan. He was 78. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with Pastor Mark Thurman of the United Methodist Church officiating.

Military Honors will be by the Wyoming Army National Guard.

There will be a viewing from Noon until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Delmar A. DuRyea was born in Riverton on Sept. 15, 1931, the son of Harry F. DuRyea, Sr., and Eleanor (Hyar) DuRyea. He grew up in Riverton and was graduated with the Class of 1949.

Mr. DuRyea attended the University of Southern California where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

He served with the U.S. Air Force, being Honorably Discharge on March 27, 1955 receiving the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

He started his banking career in San Diego, returning to Riverton in 1973. He worked at the Riverton State Bank as senior vice president until 1989. At that time he moved to Byers, Colo., where he worked as senior vice president until he retired in 1993. Later Mr. DuRyea returned to work for Carlson Equipment, as an accountant, a position he held until his death.

He married Barbara Jean Hubbard in Riverton on Dec. 21, 1961. She preceded him in death on Nov. 11, 1993.

Mr. DuRyea was a member of the Riverton B.P.O. Elks Lodge. His family said he loved motorcycles and enjoyed riding with his wife and brother, enjoyed weekend camping trips with friends, four-wheelers, and Tuesday evening dinners at the VFW Club.

Survivors include daughters, Leslie Benshoof and her husband Dan of Minot. N.D., and Tina Davis and her husband Dan of Riverton; a son, Tony DuRyea and his wife Gerry of Arlington, Wash.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Jo Mason and her husband Joe of Lander; a sister-in-law, Betty DuRyea of Riverton; close friends, Heath and Drew Smith and Kim, Jacky and Rick Kobbe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a brother, Harry DuRyea, Jr.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

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