Richard John DeVries
December 9, 2020
Richard John DeVries was born February 10, 1937 to Arthur DeVries and Agatha Elings DeVries in Conrad, Montana. The oldest of five siblings, he grew up in the Conrad area and attended country school, Conrad elementary, junior high, and high school, graduating in 1955.
College found him at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas for one semester, Hope College in Holland, Michigan for one semester, and graduating from Montana State University (now University of Montana) with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1960.
He married the love of his life, Linda Jane Copley in Conrad on July 11, 19...