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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Obituary: Gary De fore, 69, of Wellington

  • Gary De fore, 69, of Wellington, Kansas passed away, Monday, August 5, 2013 at his home in Wellington, Kansas.
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  • Gary De fore, 69, of Wellington, Kansas passed away, Monday, August 5, 2013 at his home in Wellington, Kansas.
     
       Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 7, 2013 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home & Crematory of Wellington. A memorial has been established with the Avenue of Flags and may be left with the funeral home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.
     
      Gary Don De fore was born December 8, 1943 the son of Raymond Fredrick (Jeff) and Glesyner (Bright) De fore in Pleasanton, Kansas. He attended high school in Wichita, before serving his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Gary was united in marriage to Kathlee Welch on February 4, 1966. He built travel trailers, worked for the railroad and spent 20 years in the aircraft industry, retiring as a purchasing agent. Gary enjoyed bowling and playing slots.
     
      He is survived by his wife, Kathlee of the home, sons: Jeffery De fore and his wife Karla of Wellington, KS, and John De fore and his wife Amiee of Hiawatha, KS; grandchildren: Curtis De fore, Baxter De fore, Gracie De fore, and Jasmine Defore; and two sisters: Sheila Graham and her husband Allen of Wichita, KS and Russie Saiz and her husband Benny of Vernal, Utah; half-sister, Ramona Burke of Spring Valley, MN; 4 step brothers; Glen Buchanan of Wichita, KS, Ed Buchanan of Spring Valley, MN, Gary Buchanan of Roseberry, OR and David Buchanan of Leon, KS .
     
      Gary is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Darma Trott and a step sister, Donna Buchanan.
     
     
     
     
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