Jim Durbin

Jim Durbin

Mar 18, 1917 - Jan 14, 2008
Jim Durbin of Riverton died Monday at Riverton Memorial Hospital at the age of 90.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. The Rev. Father Drew Duncan will officiate.

Military committal rites will be by the Wyoming National Guard. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

There will be a rosary at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

A dinner at the church will follow Thursday's service.

James P. Durbin was born in Boone, Iowa, the son of Charles A. and Agatha (Coppoc) Durbin. He was graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Boone, Iowa, in 1935.

Mr. Durbin was a business owner and engaged in sales. He owned and operated The Foodliner in downtown Riverton from 1956 to 1964.

He lived in Boone, Iowa, from birth in 1917 to 1937, when he moved to Casper, living there until 1940. From 1941 to 1944 he served with the U.S. Navy, then returned to Casper until 1956. He lived in Riverton from 1956 to 1964, moved to Santa Rosa, Calif, 1964 to 1990, and then returned to Riverton.

He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, being honorably discharged on Nov. 27, 1945.

On Aug. 7, 1943, he married Dorothy Loggy in San Diego, Calif.

He was a member of the Catholic faith and served as an usher at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton.

He was a member of the B.P.O.Elks Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His family said Mr. Durbin enjoyed fishing and traveling.

Survivors include a daughter, Faye Martin of Sebastopol, Calif.; son-in-law, Michael Martin; three grandchildren, Michelle Martin of Redwood Valley, Calif., Elaine Martin of Santa Rosa, Calif, and Jim Martin and his wife Kim of Sebastopol, Calif; great grandchildren, Malia and Garand Martin; many other friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Durbin; his parents, Charles and Agatha Durbin; a brother, Lloyd Durgin; sisters, Hope O'Connor, Grace Durbin (cut off bottom of page,) and Sister Mary Hope B.V.M

Memorials may be made to St. Margaret's Catholic Church or St. Stephen's Mission Foundation.

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