Rex Duryea, 84

Rex Duryea age 84 passed away Oct. 17, 2010 at the Custer Care Center #2 in Broken Bow. Rex was born March 17, 1926, to Clarence and Myrtle (McClement) Duryea at Dunning. Rex joined the US Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific during World War II on Okinawa and Peleliu where he earned two purple hearts and numerous other decorations. August 25, 1945, he was married to Mary Huffman and to this union three children were born. Rex worked 32 years with the Burlington Northern Railroad until his retirement in 1982. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary of Broken Bow; daughter Kitty Holloway of Broken Bow; her children, Jon, Guy, and Kim; son, Marion "Bud" Duryea and wife Cathy of Alamogordo, N.M.; his children, Desire' and Rick; son, Kelly and wife Jodeen of Billings, Mont.; his children, Jason, Tiffanie, and Brandon; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother, Donald Whiteman and wife Lois of Broken Bow; sister-in-law, Mabel Rodocker of Halsey; brother-in-law, Bill Huffman of Ainsworth; and special friend, Nathan Avery of Kearney. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Clarence. Funeral services were Oct. 20, 2010, in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Father Kay Knudson and the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell. Memorials have been established to the Custer Care Center, St. John's Episcopal Church or the Donor's Choice.