Rudolph Valentino "Rudy" Barry passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at his home, surrounded by family. He was 91 years old.
Rudy was born October 12, 1930, to Armante Barry and Euphemia Chavez in Durango, Colorado. He graduated from Durango High School in the 1950's and served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. Rudy worked for Durango School District 9 - R for almost 40 years.
He married Ursula Valdez in 1955 and they later divorced. To their marriage, their daughters Carolyn and Edie were born. He was married to Loene Barry for 30 years and she preceded him in death. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Rudy loved caring for his home and garden. He was a gifted builder and helped his family build their homes. He was a fan of the old Western movies and shows and an avid follower of the News of the day. Most of all, Rudy loved his family both his blood and those who have been adopted in. He cherished being a grandpa, great-grandpa, and great-great grandpa.
He is survived by his daughters: Carolyn (Ken) Shubert and Edie Barry; grandkids: Kimberly, Kristen and Corey; great-grandchildren: Jazmyne, Zaxton, Jayden, Jillian and Kiran; great-great-grandchildren: Carter and Aspen; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, wonderful friends and adopted family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and siblings.
A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at Greenmount Cemetery, Durango.