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Sam DeVries

Sam DeVries Green River – Sam DeVries, 62, of Green River died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah after a lengthy illness. He was born May 8, 1953 in Ogden, the son of William DeVries and Stella Case DeVries. He attended schools in Ogden. He married Debra Jean Nessen November 30, 1972 in Harrisville, Utah. He worked for General Chemical as a boiler operator for over 30 years. He was a member of the United Steel Workers local 15320 in Green River. His interests were hunting, fishing, reading and spending time with his family. Survivors included his wife Debra Jean DeVries of Green River; daughters Suzette Johnson and husband Frank of Green River, Melany Aldridge and husband Kenny of Sunset, Utah; brothers Bob DeVries of Roy, Utah, Bill DeVries of Layton, Utah, and Ben DeVries of Atlantic City, Wyoming; sister Pearl DeVries of Green River; grandchildren Samantha Doak and husband Ian, Kylee Johnson, and Braxton Johnson all of Green River, Austin, Eric, Brayden and Dakota Aldridge all of Utah; several brother and sister-in-laws,several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Stella DeVries, parents-in-law Ray and Jeanene Nessen, and sister-in-law Beverly DeVries. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday August 24, 2015 at the Green River LDS Stake Center, 120 Shoshone, Green River. A viewing will take place 6-8 pm Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the church and also one hour prior to the services on Monday. Interment will take place in the Riverview Cemetery, Green River.

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Debbie It sadden me to hear about Sam . Such a good friend . My heart and prays are with you and all the Devries love to all of you . Looking forward to seeing you again . Sam was such a great guy .

Mike Baggs Aug 26 2015 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Sams passing and want to give our condolences to the Devries family... we grew up with Sam and have many memories with him.. This saddens us very deeply and it's hard to put into words. The Kap family

Roby and Richie Kap Aug 25 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Debbie, So sorry for your loss. Sam was such a happy person to be around and down to earth. He always made me feel welcome each and every visit when my folks traveled to Utah. He will be missed. My mother is living with me, in Malad City, Idaho since my dad, Carl, passed away on December 8th, 2014. She sends her love and hugs. May your grief be but a moment and you happy memories last forever. Love to all, Cathy, Stan Jensen and Aunt Clara Case.

Catherine Case Jensen Aug 22 2015 12:00 AM

I am praying for all of you at this time and am saddened by the loss of this sweet and yet ornery man. I enjoyed my time with him and will miss his spunkiness. Each day that I walked into his room he would welcome me with words that brought a smile to my face every time..."Oh great! It's you again!! You can leave now!"

Tammie Aug 22 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Deb and Family, so sorry for your loss, deepest sympathy to you. May you find comfort now that Sam is in the hands of The Lord. Always Kathy....

Kathy Martinez Aug 22 2015 12:00 AM

Debra, and family. I just want you to know how very sad I am of Sam's passing. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of him, Bill, Ben and Pearl living across the street from me on A Ave. growing up. We were the A Ave club. We played together all summer, tubed down the river and explored the Stock Yards. What grand adventures we had. We rode our bikes all over West Ogden. Sam was the best bike fixer upper and knew all about fixing bike tires as there were a lot of puncher weeds growing out in West Ogden. I have a picture of him at the age of about 12 standing next to his bicycle with his blond hair. Very blond might I add. If you would like a copy of it I would be glad to get you one. You can reach me at my e-mail address, gerrynine@hotmail.com Debra, I sent you a Facebook message. I know you have had a great man in your life and you will miss him everyday. I know he loved you very much and was so proud of his daughters. I send my prayers and love for you and your family at this very hard time in your life's. Sincerely, Gerry Trickett

Gerry Clements Trickett Aug 22 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Sam's passing. May your many memories of Sam comfort you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick & Cheryl Hodge Aug 22 2015 12:00 AM