Glen Dever, 63, passed away Aug. 22, 2017, in Conroe, Texas, following a stroke. Cremation has taken place. It was his request that there be no service.
Glenard Ray Dever was born Aug. 17, 1954, the fourth of four sons to Elden and Mabel Dever in Fort Morgan, Colo. When he was three years old, the family moved to Souris, where his father continued his career in the oilfield. They came for a better life and found it.
When Glen was five years old, his mother had cancer that advanced to the point of death and she experienced life after life. Some ladies from Trinity Lutheran Church in Souris reached out to her and invited her to a life of faith. Previously unchurched, she shared that faith with her family.
Glen lived in many different places, but the journey to his final home began when he, his father, and three brothers were baptized together on June 20, 1960.
Glen attended schools in Souris, Lignite and Flaxton, where he graduated from high school. Following high school, he worked in the oilfields in North Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming. He began a law enforcement career in Kaycee, Wyo., before moving back to Mandan where he served several years on the Mandan Police Department.
He left the police force to become an investigator with the Consumer Fraud Division of the Attorney General’s office. He served in that capacity until he became a security officer at Prairie Knights Casino and then as a shift manager.
Glen continued his work with casinos in Minnesota, Nevada, San Diego and Los Angeles. He then moved to Houston where he worked for a brokerage firm that dealt in utilities.
In Houston, Glen met and married Kyra Sinclair in November of 2006. Her family became his family.
Glen is survived by his wife, Kyra, and her family; his three brothers, Chet (Colleen), Georgia, Les (Marian), Fargo, and Dick (Pam), Bismarck. He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Brian.