Dilday, Duard Charles (February 13, 1919 - July 31, 1995)
Duard Charles Dilday
Douglas Budget - 1995Services for Duard Charles Dilday were held Friday, Aug. 4, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.
Mr. Dilday passed away July 31, 1995, at St. John's Nursing Home in Jackson.
An only child, Mr. Dilday was born Feb. 13, 1919, to Charles and Minnie Crouse Dilday north of Douglas on his Grandmother Crouse's homestead. He was raised and attended school in Douglas.
He attended the University of Wyoming on a basketball scholarship.
He met and married Vivian Braketa in 1942. That year he joined the Army Air Corps. He was trained in Texas at San Angelo-Goodfellow Field and Lubbock. There he earned his wings and was sent to Wright-Patterson Field in Dayton, Ohio.
Mr. Dilday became an engineering officer and a test pilot. Overseas he served under General George Patton and General Dwight Eisenhower. He was discharged a major in 1946.
Returning home he worked for the United States Postal Service and retired as a supervisor of vehicles in 1972.
A lifetime member and past exalted ruler of BPOE No.. 1693, Mr. Dilday was also a longtime member of the VFW. He recently became a life member of the Riverton Country Club. He was also a member of the Methodist Church. He enjoyed his family and golf.
Mr. Dilday is survived by his wife Vivian; his four children and their families, Duard Jr. and Judy and children Duard III, Tommy and Jacque of Cheyenne, Margo and Jim Morey and children Marci, James and Brent of Jackson, John and Susan and daughters Desiree' and Chelsea of Longmont, Colo., and Kelly Ann and Charles Hearst and children Brady and Bethany of Salt Lake City.
Friends who wish may contribute to Wyoming Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 851, Casper 82602.