Wesley Roland Bury
9 May, 1944 – 12 June, 2021
Wesley Roland Bury, longtime resident of Erie, CO passed away peacefully on Saturday June 12, 2021. Wes was born to Roland and Izola Bury in Boulder, CO, on May 9, 1944.
Wes grew up in Erie, CO and lived there until he retired and moved to Goodland to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren. He graduated from Erie High School In 1962 and Colorado State University in 1967 with a Geology degree. Throughout his career as an Exploration Geologist, Wes worked all over the United States looking for gold and other hard rock minerals. Wes married D’Ann DeMaree on June 19, 1968 and the couple had one daughter. He enjoyed many hobbies, including gardening and lapidary. He spent many hours teaching and helping his grandchildren carry on with his many talents including fly tying, lapidary and jewelry making. He loved seeing people enjoying his beaded creations.
Wes is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Scott Lockhart, his grandchildren Brooke (Sam) Paiva, Rebecca Lockhart and Kerrek Lockhart, his sisters Barbara McDaniel and Caroline Bury, his nephew Chris McDaniel, niece Joyce Mckinney and their families. He is preceded in death by his wife D’Ann Bury, his parents Roland and Izola Bury, and his brother-in-law Robert McDaniel.
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