Raymond William “Monk” DeVries Jr. died Friday, May 3, 2019, at Riverstone Hospice in Billings.

Born Nov. 27, 1967, in Cody, he was one of three children of Raymond Sr. and Cynthia (Everett) DeVries. In 1971 the family moved to Thermopolis, where Monk attended school, graduating in 1986. He attended Casper College, graduating with a Diesel Mechanic certificate.

His love for the trucking industry brought him back to Thermopolis where he worked in the family owned R&C Trucks business.

In 1991 Monk married Rhonda Perrie. To this union was born two children, Averyona Jane DeVries and William Raymond DeVries. The couple later divorced. 

An artist, Monk could draw, paint or fabricate anything. He loved motorcycles, snow skiing, camping, was an accomplished fly fisherman and was an excellent cook.

Those cherishing his memory include his parents of Thermopolis; daughter Averyona DeVries of Casper and son William of Thermopolis; brother, Shawn (Lily) of Thermopolis, sister, Dena (Jonathan) Griffle of Columbus, Mont.; nephews Will and Jake, and nieces Alaina Griffle and Silvanna DeVries.

Monk was a loving, caring son, father, brother and uncle. He will be missed by his family.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Mortimore Funeral Home, Thermopolis.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Monk’s name to Riverstone Hospice, 2230 Mission Way, Billings, MT, 59102.

Messages may be offered at www.mortfh.com.

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