Kimery Capps Vories of Wentzville was born on October 18, 1946 in Alamosa, CO; son of the late Eugene and Eunice Vories. Kimery, loving husband and father of four children, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the age of 72 years.
He received his Masterís Degree from Western State University and did extensive Doctoral work from Amherst, MA and Colorado State University. He worked for Associated Electric Co and the federal government at Office of Surface Mining for 30 years. He was president of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
For those that knew Kimery, he was a wise, hardworking, full of life man who knew exactly what he was talking about and what to do at all times. For those that met him recently, he was a kind, warm, and gentle man that was easy to like and who filled the spirit instantly. Children and animals were all drawn to him with the eager delight to be in his tender presence. He was a man who was happy to help, delighted to work, and always open to talk. His insight and resolve was highly noted to those that spoke with him. All who saw him saw a man of distinguished eloquence.
His greatest desire was his family above himself. His whole heart was entwined to his wife Dawn, to whom his soul was devoted to with a glowing love rarely found in any relationship. Deep values and conviction lead him as a scientist to seek the truth and grow from his discoveries and his relationship with God. Practicality and Reason were his tools of choice in any circumstance. He wove his Responsibility and Faith together with his love for his neighbor and love of his family. If there was something difficult that his loved ones were going through, he put all the burdens on himself to lighten the load.
He is also preceded in death by two siblings, Dan Vories and Rebecca Vories.
Kimery is survived by his wife, Dawn Vories, Murphy, of Wentzville, Missouri; two sons, Joshua Vories of Wentzville, MO and Captain Stephen Vories, U.S. Army of WA; two daughters, Emma Burns of Sunnyvale, CA and Angela Vories of St. Louis, MO; five grandchildren, Emma Noelle Burns, Matthew Isaiah Burns, Micaiah Burns, Dorothy Burns, Eleanore Burns, and David Vories, two sisters, Nancy Uhl of Grand Junction, CO and Carol Ferguson of Albuquerque, NM; other relatives, and many friends.