Eugene Charles Tryon was born in Montevideo, Minnesota, on June 11, 1921, to Loretta and Clarence Eugene Tryon. He passed away peacefully at home in Safford, Arizona, on July 20, 2018.
Eugene was baptized on July 10, 1921. He has one surviving brother, Robert Leo Tryon, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eugene was proceeded in death by his grandparents Eugene and Martha Tryon, his parents, Clarence and Loretta Tryon, and two sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Lou Tryon and Mary Lorraine Tryon Aker.
Eugene started his career with the Milwaukee Railroad in 1941. He then enlisted in the Army in 1942. He served in the 1339th Engineers Construction Battalion as a heavy duty truck driver while serving overseas in the European and Central Pacific Theater of Operation and in Canada during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Eugene returned to the Milwaukee Railroad as a switchman in 1946 and retired after nearly 36 years in 1981. Upon retirement, Eugene moved to Yucca Valley. In December 2013, he moved to Safford, Arizona.
Eugene married Inez Elvera Neslund from Montevideo, Minnesota, on April 2, 1949, in Worth County, Iowa. Inez passed away on Aug. 16, 1991, in Yucca Valley. On Sept. 7, 1992, he married Elinor Louise Hutchison, of Twentynine Palms. Elinor passed away on June 14, 2017, in Safford, Arizona.
Eugene was a devoted Seventh-day Adventist who attended church weekly up to his death. Both he and Elinor taught at the Seventh-day Adventist Church school in Twentynine Palms.
He was a member of the American Legion-Solomon Chapter and he loved to play cards with family, go to the senior center weekly, spend time with loved ones, and watch baseball.
He leaves behind his brother, Robert Leo Tryon, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and numerous family, extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held Sept. 9, 2018, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Safford, Arizona, and a celebration of life service was held Sept. 29 at the Rivers Restaurant in Montevideo, Minnesota.
Interment services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at the National Cemetery in Riverside.