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Written by The Herald-News Saturday, 19 May 2012 15:13
Darrel L. Roy, a long-time Wolf Point resident, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at his home.
The third of eight children, Darrel was born July 5, 1934, in Ava, Mo., to Lawrence and Lizetta Roy. He moved north with the oil business in 1951 and helped drill the first discovery well north of Poplar.
Darrel enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1953 and served at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Camp Gifu, Japan, at the end of the Korean War.
On May 1, 1955, he married Katherine Berreth of Vida, Mont. They made their home near the Missouri River east of Wolf Point. They raised four children, Steven (Diana) Roy of Williston, N.D., Debra (Michael) Wermuth of Colorado Springs, Colo., James (Marbel) Roy of Kapolei, Hawaii, and Patricia Presser of Wolf Point, Mont.
Darrel loved his farm. Nothing pleased him more than watching his wheat grow. He also took great pleasure in his registered Black Angus cattle. He enjoyed hunting deer and birds with friends in the local area and looked forward to his many big game hunting trips to western Montana. As an avid storyteller, he always enjoyed the times he shared with good friends at the “Round Table” in Wolf Point.
Darrel is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Katherine; brothers, James E., Harold, Jerry and Mike Roy; sisters, Beulah Peterson, Vivian Gerke and Sue Ady; his four children; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandson, Jesse Roy.
As a lifetime member of the Gideon’s International, Darrel expressed a deep faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior.
Visitation began at 4 p.m. until the family and friends service held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5 also at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point.
Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.