LeRoy L. DeVee of Williams Oregon passed on August 20, 2023 while in the company of his wife of 64 years, Ruth DeVee.
Roy was born September 3, 1936 in Ukiah California. Where his parents June and Leslie Gerald DeVee resided. Roy joined the US Navy and during his active duty met his future wife Ruth DeVee PFC Marine at Camp Pendleton while stationed with the US Marine Corps. On Jan 24th 1959 Roy and Ruth were married by Father Mullins at Camp Pendleton where they met. After Roy retired from the US Navy they moved from Napa California to Williams Oregon where he resided until his passing.
After moving to the Williams valley in 1981, Roy worked for the Grants Pass Clinic as a Medical Technologist, but what Roy occupied most of his time with was gardening, enjoying the outdoors or tinkering with a classic car. Roy was an avid Mopar enthusiast who spent many years restoring his own classic vehicles as well as assisting with several restoration projects with his son Michael Lee DeVee. Roy always had a love for an American classic.
His love for the outdoors led to many memorable hunting and fishing adventures. From his early years hunting deer in California, to hunting elk in the Ochoco’s, his love of hunting has left an impression and lasting memories throughout his succeeding generations. LeRoy also enjoyed fishing for trout in the high mountain lakes of Oregon, but it was the camping trips with his family that were some of his greatest enjoyments.
LeRoy L. DeVee is survived by his wife Ruth Ellen DeVee of Williams Oregon, daughter Sherrie LaBat of Williams Oregon, daughter in law DeLisa DeVee of Williams Oregon and his 5 grandchildren Nathan LaBat, Mindy Taylor, Chantale Gideon, Jason Duby and Justin Duby. He is also survived by 17 great grandchildren
LeRoy was preceded in death by his mother June Bisordi, father Leslie Gerald DeVee, brother Robert M. DeVee, daughter Mary DeVee and son Michael Lee DeVee.
Memorial Services with full honors will be held for LeRoy on Tuesday, September 5th at 3:00 p.m., at Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Oregon.