Theodore "Ted" Duane Drury, 75, of Longmont, passed away Monday, December 26, 2011 at Sierra Vista Health Care Center in Loveland, CO.
He was born in Sterling, CO, January 19, 1936 to Carl Walter and Muriel Avis (Schaeffer) Drury. On September 13, 1959, he married Sharon Lee White in Longmont.
Ted moved with his family to Longmont in 1948, and graduated from Longmont High School in 1954, where he excelled in basketball and track, and earned the Babe Ruth Award for Sportsmanship.
After high school, Ted enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Sergeant before his honorable discharge in 1959. He continued to serve as a member of the Marine Corps Reserve until 1963.
Ted worked from 1964 to 1975 for Martin Marietta as a security guard and fireman. In 1975, he joined Atlas Van Lines as a driver and Crew Supervisor. He retired in 1996.
Ted was an active member of the American Legion Post 32 in Longmont, where he served as a Trustee and a member of the Honor Guard.
In addition to his activities with the American Legion, Ted enjoyed traveling and was an avid golfer. He also loved to go dancing, work in his yard and garden, and he enjoyed socializing with family and friends.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Linda Reed.
Survivors include his companion, Velda Behrendt, a brother, Jack Drury of Bellingham, WA, and two sisters, Shirley Patterson of Loveland, CO, and Barbara Zamora. He is also survived by a son, Byron Drury of Ankeny, IA, a daughter, Deborah Sheridan of Altoona, IA, three granddaughters, Frances Beavers of Waukee, IA, Bethany Drury of Ames, IA, Anne Drury of Nevada, IA, and one great granddaughter, Avery Mae Beavers of Waukee, IA.
Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Friday, December 30, 2011, at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Chapel in Longmont. Inurnment will follow at Foothills Gardens of Memory in Longmont.
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