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Francis (Frank) LeMar DeVoy, age 69, died peacefully at home in Green River, Wyoming, on August 21, 1995.

Born March 9, 1926, in Alton, Illinois, the eldest of 12 children to Daniel and Lucille Berghoff DeVoy. He married Darlene Nibarger February 6, 1949.Children, Barbara J. Eastman, Salt Lake City; Beverly A. DeVoy, Ogden; Betty D. Lynn, Boise, Idaho; Patrick M. DeVoy and Debbie C. Peterson, both of Green River, Wyo.

Frank was a World War II veteran in the South Pacific, having served in the Navy. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in Evanston, Wyoming for 33 years beofre retiring in 1983. He moved to Green River in 1972. In recent years, he was a self-employed logger.

He was in love with the wilderness, including camping, hunting and fishing. He loved all sports, especially the Utah Jazz. He will best be remembered for his caring and loving acts of kindness to the poor, to the needy and to all creatures great and small.

He is survived and missed by his wife, Darlene; his five children; his eight grandchildren; his one great-grandchild; his four brothers, Jerry DeVoy, Crestview, Fla.; John DeVoy, Haubstadt, Ind.; twins, Tony, Evansville, Ind.; and Tommy DeVoy, Tulsa, Okla; and his four sisters, Milicent Paelella, San Marcos, Calif.; Rita Hitchin, Del Mar, Calif.; Alice Young, San Diego, Calif.; and Mary Kelly, Castle Hayne, No. Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, five grandchildren, one sister and two brothers.

The family wishes to express their loving gratitude to Dr. John Iliya and Hospice.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 24, at 1 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Green River.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to a local Humane Society or Hospice in Frank's memory. Cremation under the direction of Vase Funeral Home of Rock Springs, Wyo.