November 9, 1934 – April 18, 2021
On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Duane (Dusty) L. Duston, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away at the age of 86.
Dusty was born on November 9, 1934 in Barnes, Kansas. He graduated from Gadsden High School in Anthony, New Mexico in 1952 and entered the United States Air Force in August 1952. Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1956, Dusty enrolled at the University of Idaho. He graduated with an electrical engineering degree in 1960. In June 1955, Dusty married Neoma Fae Jantz (died August 21, 1987), and together they raised three sons, James, John and Charles. On November 30, 1996, Dusty married Lucy Trammell-Harris. Dusty dearly loved and was proud of his seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Dusty retired from NASA after more than 35 years of service. He loved all the Houston Sports teams, but his favorite was the St Louis Cardinals. He had a passion for outside activities, especially watching birds and chasing them with his camera. In retirement he loved traveling with Lucy, sitting by his pond, and feeding and playing with his dog. Dusty was known for his quick wit and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Dusty was preceded in death by his father, Manley, his mother, Iola, his first wife, Neoma and grandson, Andy. He is survived by his wife, Lucy, his three sons, James (Karen), John (Laura) and Charles, stepsons Jon (Sharon) and Jak (Kelly), his brother Bruce (Susan), and six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:00 A.M., with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200. A private burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association at www.donatenow.heart.org or Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, Texas 77062.
Condolences may be made to the Duston family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.