Scott Hemington Kryder, 47, of
Lubbock, TX passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018. Scott was born on June 13, 1970 in Iowa City,
IA. Scott and his family moved to Clear
Lake, TX in 1979. He attended Clear Lake
High School. He volunteered to serve his
country in the United States Army in Friedberg, Germany with the 1st Armored Division. His unit fought bravely in Baghdad and
Karbala (Sadr City) and earned a Presidential Unit Citation for action in Sadr
City in 2004 which was described as the most intense urban warfare experienced
by a single unit of the US Army since WWII.
Scott also earned his Combat Infantryman Badge of which he was most
After his Army service, Scott met
his wife Dalla and they moved to a beautiful area just outside of Lubbock
called Ransom Canyon. The name of the
canyon was derived from historic tales of captives held by Comancheros in the
area during the 1800’s. Scott was a
voracious reader of history. His high
school history teacher said that Scott was the best student of history he ever taught.
So, it was no surprise that he attended
Texas Tech University using his Veteran’s benefits and earned his Bachelor of
Arts degree in History. Following in the
footsteps of his mother and father, he became a teacher and taught history in high
schools in Brownfield and Lubbock before falling ill.
Scott was preceded in death by
his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Charlotte Peterson of Waverly, IA; paternal grandparents Richard and Margaret
Kryder of Buffalo, NY; his aunt Julee
Kryder-Coe of Baltimore, MD; and his nephew, Christopher Kryder-Fontenote of
He is survived by his wife, Dalla
Guererri of Ransom Canyon; daughter, Alexandria Mattingly, 22, of League City,
TX; father, Ralph Kryder and his wife Mary of Trinity, TX; mother, Judy Key and
her husband Dan of Friendswood, TX; sister, Melinda Kryder-Fontenot and her
husband Paul and their 3 children of Baytown, TX; and a number of family
members in and around Waverly, Iowa.
A memorial service is being planned. Scotts friends, family and
acquaintances are invited to attend and join us in remembering him. A reception will be held afterward.
Scott will be laid to rest at a
private ceremony at a later date.
In lieu of floral tributes, the
family asks that donations be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project
or to the charity of your choice.