Posted on January 2, 2017
Hey y'all - thank you so much for your incredible support of Margie and their beautiful children. For those of you that are visiting this website and haven't had the chance to personally know Devon, we wanted to share a little about the kind of man he was.
Devon grew up in the small town of Cavalier, North Dakota. Growing up in this community would mold him into the man he would need to become to take on the life the Creator laid out for him. Devon was always the center of attention from the time of birth and developed into the famed storyteller that loved ones craved when in his presence. He had a wild-free spirit and soul.
He graduated from Cavalier High School in 2000 and from the University of North Dakota in 2004. Devon and his childhood friend, Tony Clark, decided to enlist in the Navy because of the attack on September 11, 2001. He was accepted into Basic Underwater Demolition Training (BUD/S) and graduated with Class 267 in August 2008, where he received the distinctive recognition as Honor Man. After graduation, Devon was sent to SEAL Team Eight where he deployed to Afghanistan, Europe, and Africa. During his service he was highly sought after to mentor and train young SEALs in tactical shooting, stalking, ballistics, or just to talk about what new rifle or bow to buy.
While he was at BUD/S he met the love of his life, Margie. Margie and Devon were married on January 2, 2010. They made their home in Virginia Beach, VA. He was the most adoring husband and father to his wife and their three children. Devon’s love for his family was larger than life. His passion for the outdoors was unmatched. Some of their activities included fishing, camping, bonfires and learning to shoot a bow.
There is no way to capture in any amount of words the type of man Devon was. There is no way to capture in words how much he will be missed. But we wanted to attempt to paint a picture of the warrior he is - in his work and in his home. Thank you all for your support for this family.