Bryson, Lee McDuffy (March 11, 1925 - September 14, 2000)

Lee McDuffy Bryson

Douglas Budget - September 20, 2000

Funeral liturgy for Lee McDuffy Bryson, 75, of Douglas was Sept. 18 at Saint James Catholic Church.

Interment was at Douglas Park Cemetery with military graveside rites by Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8.

Mr. Bryson, a native and longtime resident of Douglas, died Sept. 14 at Memorial Hospital of Converse County following a long illness.

He was born March 11, 1925 at Douglas to Lee and Frances(McBall)Bryson. At an early age he moved with his family when they returned to their home state of North Carolina. He served in the Navy during World War II.

After the war he returned to Douglas, working on local ranches.

He married Shirley Ann Brow June 28, 1948, at the home of Shirley's parents, George and Chole Brow. To this union were born five children, Valerie, Bob, Mike, Patty and Kelly.

Mr. Bryson retired from the highway department after a 25-year career. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

He taught his children the value of hard work and an enjoyment of the outdoors. He was a member of the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8.

Mr. Bryson is survived by his wife Shirley; sons and daughters-in-law Bob and Jane and Mike and Jo Ellen; daughters Valerie Reed, Patty and husband Rich Carr, Kelly and husband Gale Rhamy; grandsons Jason Reed, Jack Bryson, John Bryson and Matt Rhamy; granddaughters Lori Carr, Geri Carr, Genia Farinha, Kelly Kay Bryson, Valerie Ewing, Katy Followell, Kim Reed, April Rhamy and Sara Rhamy; 11 great-grandchildren; brother Robert Bryson of Houston, Mo.; Lillian Whitmire of Brevard, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Otto Bryson; and sister Betty Littlefield.

Pallbearers were Jack Bryson, John Bryson, Jason Reed, Buster Lull, John Ralph Sullivan and Jerry Carr. Honorary pallbearers were Clarence Ramseier, Jack Sullivan, Jerry Burback, Richard Stinson, Dave Lindmier and all of his many other friends.

Memorials to Saint James Catholic Church, 243 S. Fifth St., Douglas, would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of arrangements.

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