Donald Duane Tyree, 73, formerly of Payson, died July 25, 2005, in Chadron, Neb. He was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Chadron, to Fritz and Susan Tyree.
Mr. Tyree was affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, worked for Chicago and Northwestern Railway and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Tyree of Chadron, Neb.; sons, Brad (Elaine) Tyree of Alliance, Neb., Damon Tyree of Chadron, Neb., and Shawn Tyree of Fountain Hills; stepdaughters, Elena Rojas and Paula Battaglia, both of Cleveland, Ohio; stepsons, Del (Connie) Barnes, Monte (Carol) Barnes, of Norfolk, Neb., Sean Monahan of Chadron, Neb. and Shorty (Ann) Barnes; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and sister, Dona; as well as his former wife, Donna Tyree.
Military services were provided by the Nebraska National Guard Military Funeral Honors Team July 28 at the Methodist Church.
A memorial has been established for Chadron Hospice. Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.