Born 10-13-1941 -- Died 6-30-2007
Gerald Donald Ary was born Oct. 13, 1941, in Walden, Colo., the son of Floyd Ary and Zelma Burr Ary. He died June 30, 2007, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 65.
He was a veteran of the United States Amy, receiving a medical discharge shortly after entering the service. He was a retired carpenter with much of his workmanship shown throughout the Thayer and surrounding areas, passing his trade to others in his family.
Survivors include:?four children, Steve Ary and wife, Shelly of Mountain Grove, Mo., Stacy Ary and wife, Tamala of Thayer, Anna Jean Ary-Templeton of Crawfords-ville, Ind., and Lindy Ary and wife, Cindy of Thayer; 12 grandchildren, Preston Ary and Ian Ary both of Mountain Grove, Steffen Ary, Hunter Ary, McKale Ary, Beau Ary, Ryan Cox, Molly King, Spence Ary and Amanda Stewart, all of Thayer, Sophia Templeton and Michael Templeton, both of Crawfordsville, Ind.; three step-children, Cody Ary, Tony Ary and James Dean Ary, all of Thayer; special aunts and uncles, Ola Risner, Hazel Bennett, Mary Lee Parnell, J.D. Ary and Lawson Burr; several nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dennis Ary.
Funeral services were held July 5 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Gerald Bounds officiating. Burial followed in the Arytown Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.