|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1934|
|Death: ||May 12, 2005|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Deseret News from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005. Durfee, Coy Lee. Coy Lee Durfee "Continuing His Mission" Coy Lee Durfee, age 71, passed away on May 12, 2005 Born January 11, 1934 to Ralph and Venice Gagon Durfee in Leota, Utah. Married Verna Jeanne Freston on August 18, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. He received the Silver Beaver from the Boy Scouts. Loved missionary work and his pioneer heritage.
Survived by daughters, Dora Jeanne Pulley and Cindy Ann Carlson; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; siblings, Delsa Wilson, Kay Durfee, Melba Bolton and Janet Durfee. Funeral services will be Tues. at 11 a.m. at the Granger 6th Ward, 3274 South Hillsdale Drive. There will be a viewing Monday from 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road and Tuesday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Church. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.
Coy was responsible for the dedication of the headstone of his great, great grandfather, Edmund Durfee, in the Historic Nauvoo Cemetery on June 4, 2005. Edmund Durfee, Sr. was killed by the mob in November of 1845, when the Mormons returned to Morley's Settlement, near Green Plains to harvest their crops. Durfee's attackers were identified and arrested, but never brought to trial, even though "their guilt was sufficiently apparent," according to Illinois Governor Thomas Ford. Coy is survived by daughters, Dora Jeanne Pulley and Cindy Ann Carlson, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; siblings, Delsa Wilson, Kay Durfee, Melba Bolton and Janet Durfee.
Ralph Durfee (1901 - 1992)
Venice Gagon Durfee (1908 - 1980)
Verna Jeanne Freston Durfee (1935 - 2001)*
Ralph Lee Durfee (1954 - 1954)*
Keith Lee Durfee (1955 - 2001)*
Kay O. Durfee (1932 - 2009)*
Coy Lee Durfee (1934 - 2005)
Melba Durfee Bolton (1937 - 2009)*
Janet Durfee (1942 - 2007)*
Valley View Memorial Park
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Maintained by: Redriver
Originally Created by: John Warnke
Record added: May 16, 2005
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