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Daretia “Darry”  Powers

Daretia “Darry” Powers

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A Funeral Mass for Darry Powers, 67, of Poway, CA, will be held at 10:30 a.m. (CT), Friday, March 20, 2020 at Spirit of Life Catholic Church in Mandan, ND. Father Todd Kreitinger will be the celebrant. Burial will follow at the ND Veteran’s Cemetery in Mandan.

Prior to the funeral, a Rosary will be led by Fr. Jerry Kautzman at 10:00 am (CT) at Spirit of Life Church on Friday, March 20th.

Darry passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020, at her home in Poway, CA.

Daretia “Darry” Ellen Boespflug was born on July 19, 1952, to Richard C. and Esther Boespflug. Born and raised in the small town of Killdeer, ND, Darry’s upbringing provided a strong foundation in faith, an impressive work ethic, and a personal desire to serve not only her family, but her community and country, as well. At an early age, Darry became very involved in her local community church and was actively helping her mom with her younger sisters. Upon graduating in 1970, Darry happily enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. It was as a Marine, that she met and married a fellow Marine and the father of her two children, Troy R.B. and Amy Rose. She continued to serve her community as a mother, a Marine wife, a PTA member, and Sunday school teacher. Darry’s love for community was passed onto her children as they began to share in her devotion. Together as a family, they taught Sunday school, helped those in need, and participated in the community Civil Air Patrol. This shared focus and dedication guided her son, Troy, to join the USMC in 1993. Darry continued her support of the Civil Air Patrol, the local hospice, and became highly involved with the local animal rescue, her true passion. By 2001, both her children were grown; Troy in the USMC and her daughter, Amy, finishing law school and married to a Marine. Darry began various care package initiatives. These were sent to, not only her “two sons”, but also their entire units. Over the years, Darry and her community collected hundreds of items that were sent overseas in support of our troops. This type of gesture epitomized Darry’s character, as always putting her family, community, and country before herself. No matter what she faced in life, Darry always remained positive and steadfast in her faith. Darry embodied the belief that life is meant to be of service. She displayed this conviction day in and day out. Darry believed that no matter the mission, we embrace it and persevere, we put others first and always try to make a difference in order to leave this world a better place.

Darry has made an enormous difference in the lives of many and will be greatly missed by her children, Troy (Dawn) Powers and Nathanial of Bulverde, Texas, Amy (Tanner) Fish and Alexis of Dallas, Oregon; sisters, Sherri (Tim) Marquart and family of Las Vegas, NV, Carley (Dr. David) Strand and family of Sioux Falls, SD, Dickie Jo (Arlen) Kubas of South Heart, ND; aunt, Shirley Privratsky of Dickinson, ND; numerous cousins, friends, and her two beloved Chihuahuas, Tobi and Tami.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial be given to a local humane society or veteran organization.
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Craig J Collette

Posted at 10:26am
Troy & Amy and families. I just found out about your mom's passing. The last email I received from her was 2/9.
I only met your mom after J. Brian McKee passed away on February of 2018. I was VP of McKee & Associates and a friend of Brian's and was still getting his emails after he passed. I had to tell your mom that Brian had passed and since that time had corresponded with your mom about Brian and how she was doing. In this short time I learned how special your mom was and how much she cared for her "kyds" and her dogs. Her Christmas card to my family still sits on my (Brian's) work desk. I hope Brian greeted her and the two are having coffee and smiling together again. My sincere condolences and hope you find comfort that she is pain free now. God Bless and Stay Safe! Craig & Brenda Collette
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Lynnette Thorne

Posted at 06:26pm
Thinking of Troy, Amy and the rest of Darry’s family and her friends. I feel blessed to have known Darry in our years in Dickinson and that we were able to reconnect through Facebook these past several years. My heart hurts to know there will be no more posts on our Facebook pages to keep in touch or to share the love of our fur babies. Her gift of friendship will be forever in my heart.

Randy Roshau

Posted at 08:38pm
Troy,Amy,Dicky,and Carlen, sorry to here about Darry your mom and sister, my prayers and condolence to you and your family
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Chris Warner

Posted at 09:24am
Troy and Amy I am so sorry for your loss. I your Mom was my sister for a long time. She had a big heart. She would do anything for her family and anyone in need. Her love of animals was amazing. I was very glad we got to reconnect at Troys retirement. Prayers to you Troy and Amy and your family’s. I am always here for you. Love Aunt Chris
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Martina Rolando

Posted at 01:20am
Sweet sweet cousin. I have grown to await your funny and inspirational notes. You have been an inspiration to me trying to find my way as a military mom. I hope you know how much I have appreciated you and looked up to you. I will miss you but will keep you close to my heart. Until we meet again. Love you dear cousin. Thank you for you.
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