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 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 proud.
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 Houston.
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 will be held at 2:00 P.M. on April 7, 2018 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200, with Rev. Jerry Stark officiating. Scott’s friends, family and acquaintances are invited to attend and join us in remembering him.
Scott will be laid to rest in 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 at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to the charity of your choice.