Christy, Daniel Jordan (August 28, 1947 - April 3, 2008)

Daniel Jordan Christy

Douglas Budget - April 9, 2008

Memorial services for Daniel Jordan Christy, 60, will be held at 2 p.m. April 10 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Steve Hamilton officiating.

He died April 3, 2008, at his home following esophageal cancer.

He was born August 28, 1947, in Torrington, the son of Leland and Betty (Fry) Christy. The family lived on a farm in the area when he was very small, then in Torrington where his father owned a service station.

He spent much of his childhood swimming and floating the North Platte River.

He graduated from Torrington High School in 1965.

At the age of 18, during the Vietnam conflict, he enlisted in the Army where he was stationed in Germany for three years.

He remained in Germany for three more years selling mutual funds and traveling Europe, Asia and North Africa.

In 1971, he returned to the U.S. and married Eva Rimmer in Torrington.

He attended Eastern Wyoming College and then the University of Wyoming, receiving a BA in elementary education.

He taught third through fifth grades at the Wind River Indian Reservation where he was known as "Custer" for his blond hair.

He and his wife had two sons and were later divorced.

He served in the National Guard, retiring with 20 years of service.

He owned and operated High Country Construction for 31 years and was proud his old blue truck lasted his entire construction career. Both of his sons worked with him.

He married Lorie Gore Brown in 2001, and after having a serious accident on a Harley, they settled down to planting an amazing rock garden of which he was very proud.

They thoroughly enjoyed the few years they were given together.

He was a grateful member of AA and received his 25-year chip on April 2, 2008, the day before his death.

He is survived by his wife, Lorie Christy of Laramie; his sons Justin and Jeremy; step-daughter, Jeri Lynn Townsend; stepson, Michael Brown; brother, Thomas Christy and his wife of Douglas; sister, Jane Holler and her husband of Douglas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a multitude of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Christy.

He will be remembered for his quick wit, his non-conformist lifestyle and his ability to make and keep friends for life.

Services are under the direction of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Laramie, 1262 N. 22nd St., Unit A, Laramie 82072, or to the Meredith and Jeanne Ray Cancer Center, 255 N. 30th St., Laramie 82072.

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