Wayne Earnest Curry of Cedaredge died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 85.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 16, at First Baptist Church in Cedaredge with Pastor Dik Abbott officiating.
Mr. Curry was born in Fort Morgan in 1930 to Charles and Elsie (Palmer) Curry. He grew up on the family homestead south of Fort Morgan and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1949.
On May 27, 1951, he married Geneva Wortley.
They worked on the Jack Stroh ranch near Fort Morgan and on the Bert McGee ranch west of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Mr. Curry was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952. He was stationed in Germany.
After his discharge, the couple returned to the McGee ranch. When it sold several years later, they worked on a ranch in Wyoming's Snowy Range Mountains where Mr. Curry was a foreman. They moved to Cedaredge in 1959.
Mr. Curry worked as a heavy equipment operator for Burkhard Construction for 25 years. Before retiring, he worked several years for the U.S. Forest Service.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cedaredge. He enjoyed woodworking and had a strong faith.
Mr. Curry is survived by his wife of 65 years, Geneva Curry; two daughters, Barbara (Ron) McGrew of Fruita and Betty (Lanny) Conley of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Margaret Timpe of Fort Morgan; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge, CO 81413.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.