Durward Guffey

Born: Mon., Nov. 3, 1930
Died: Sun., Jul. 16, 2017

Funeral Service

Sat., Jul. 29, 2017
Location: Mortimore Chapel

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Riverton resident, Durward Guffey, 86, passed away at his residence Sunday, July 16, 2017 after months of declining health.

One of nine children of Lloyd and Mable (Palmer) Guffey, he was born November 3, 1930 in Worland, Wyoming.  The family moved to Thermopolis where Durward attended school graduating in 1949.  For a short time he was employed at the Sugar Beet factory in Worland, then for Stewart Creamery in Thermopolis.

He married Myrtle Wright and to this union was born four children.  The couple later divorced. On August 4, 1962 he married Norma David in Jackson, WY.  The couple united their two families.

In 1964 the family moved to Riverton where Durward worked for Maddux Well Service and Well Tech Oil Service Company.  Durward moved his family out to eight mile road starting a ranch in 1968.  In 1980 he retired and continued building his horse ranch.

His passion was raising Arabian horses.  He enjoyed hunting, building muzzle loading guns, historical books, welding and improving the ranch.  His memberships included the NRA, National Arabian Horse Association and the Riverton Muzzle Loading Association.  He attended the Baptist Church. He is remembered by his family as a great storyteller.

Loved ones cherishing his memory include his wife, Norma, Riverton; sons, Joel, Livingston, MT, Tom in France, Greg, Kirby, WY; daughters, Jerie Scollard, Pueblo, CO and Joy Filighera, Oahu, HI; brothers, Alvin, California, Teryl,and Garey of Riverton and Daryl, Laurel, MT; sisters, Ardell Schimmel, Kingman, AZ, Mabel Ann Robertson, Worden, MT and Caren Brown, Renton, WA; sixteen grandchildren, twenty nine great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Leon and sons, Jay and David Guffey.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 29, 10:00 AM at Mortimore Funeral Home in Thermopolis with Pastor Mark Liesch of Butte, MT officiating. Burial will be at Monument Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Help for Health Hospice Care, 1240 College View Dr., Riverton, 82501.

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John and Kay Slane
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Durward, I knew you my entire life. You are leaving a big hole. Tell everyone hello for me, and save me a seat. All our love to everyone. God Bless.

Richard Slane
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
I am never quite sure as to how to express myself at these time but I am sure that Norma knows me well enough to know that my sympathy and prayers are with you


JD Scollard
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
To our dear family: There aren't enough words to express my heart. He loved his children, mates, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and new great babes so much. Dad was a remarkable man and his talents are evidenced all over that ranch starting at the gate. What a joy it was to have time to spend with him although there was never enough. Celebrate the memories. May you each have the Peace that Passes All Understanding. We love you Dad. Your "number one".

Randee Krone
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Dear Greg and family.
I was so sorry to read about your father. I was going to call but I can't find your number anymore. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

Buzz & Jerri Robinson
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Dear Norma and family,
Just learned of Durward's passing. So sorry we missed the services. We thought a lot of him.
Buzz and Jerri Robinson

Judy Moskalik
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss.... You are in our prayers .. and know the Lord will sustain you through this ... Lots of love from Judy Perkins/Moskalik

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