He graduated from Cheyenne East High School in 1991. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Wyoming in 1998, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in organic chemistry from Colorado State University in 2003 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado in 2007.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, golf and basketball. He will always be remembered for his deep love for his cats, Nikes, giving people the best nicknames and all things Star Wars.
He is survived by his parents, Ron and Laurie Wendling of Greybull, Wyoming and Rocky and LeeAnn Hopson of Fort Collins, Colorado; his siblings, Tomi Folkestad of Fort Collins, JR Rea of Murrieta, California, Shana Garcia of Plano, Texas and Lori Hendrickson of Princeton, Minnesota; his partner, Gib Natrada of Denver; and by many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy Fund given in Jory’s name as a memorial gift. Donations may be made at tinyurl.com/y8xvyrgg or by calling (617) 358-9535.
Alternatively, checks made out to “Trustees of Boston University” may be mailed to LeeAnn Hopson, 3013 Carrington Circle, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel, 1900 East 19th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming.