Former Kenai Peninsula resident Duane Curtis Batty died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 35.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Crandall Funeral Home in Evanston, Wyo., and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Randolph L.D.S. Church. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. at the Randolph Cemetery in Randolph, Utah.
Mr. Batty was born March 24, 1972, in Evanston, Wyo., the son of Don Wright and Gwenda Hatch Batty. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and became an Eagle Scout. He attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah and also attended Kenai Peninsula College.
"He enjoyed serving other people and helping them out. He loved to rock hunt, read and learn how to do things. He especially enjoyed fishing, camping, basketball, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Utah Jazz. He loved to spend quality time with his two dogs, Buck and Gizmo. He worked as a carpenter, mechanic, and insulator. He enjoyed sharing his great sense of humor with others.
"He will be sadly missed by his family and friends," his family wrote.
Mr. Batty was preceded in death by his father, Don Batty.
He is survived by his mother, Gwenda Batty of Evanston; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Kim Wilson of Randolph, Utah; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shelly and Mike Wilson-Schoessler of Soldotna, Jeanie and Rick Limb of Randolph, Joan Larson of Evanston, and Donna G. and Rodney Bell of Evanston; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements were made by Crandall Funeral Home of Evanston.
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