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Herbert R. Drury Sr.
of Big BearCity passed away Christmas morning. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he graduated with honors from Dartmouth College, earning him a 20-year career as a biology and science teacher in the New England area.

Herb's passion was hunting and fishing along with telling tales of his adventure. He had many official and semi-official trips to the Arctic and Greenland in the mid-'50s to capture and domesticate the musk oxen.

In 2002 he and his wife Sherry moved to Big Bear. Herb kept himself busy at the Big Bear Discovery Center and a local hunting club "Quail Unlimited." He also was a member of the Big Bear Writer's Group.

He is survived by his brother, Francis; 4 children, Herbert Jr., Robyn Burns, Alix Hoch, and Dana Drury from his first wife who preceded him in death; 12 grandchildren; his wife Sherry and 5 stepchildren, Christine, Robert, Peter, John and Dean.

A memorial service will be held in late spring at the United Methodist Church.

"Big Bear Grizzly" Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 4:12 pm "Big Bear Grizzly"

Submitted by: Peggy Hooper