Delbert James Bosworth

Born: Thu., May 14, 1925
Died: Mon., May 19, 2014

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., May 23, 2014
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Interment following funeral service

Location: Skyview Memorial Park

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Delbert James Bosworth

May 14, 1925 – May 19, 2014


Delbert James Bosworth, 89, of Pendleton, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Kadlec Hospital surrounded by his family. 

The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the LDS Church on NW 12th in Pendleton, with interment at Skyview Memorial Park, south of Pendleton. You may sign the online condolence book at   Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

Delbert was born May 14, 1925, in Gooding, Idaho, to LeRoy Bosworth and Jennie Johnson Bosworth.  He grew up at Treasureton, Stockton and Preston, Idaho, where he attended 1st thru 8th Grade.  In 1942, he moved with his family to Portland, Oregon, to work in the ship yards during World War II.  On October 6th, 1943, he enlisted in the Air Force and served in India, Burma and China, he was honorably discharged on May 13th, 1946.  After serving he moved to Pendleton where he met and married the love of his life Elizabeth Hetrick on March 22nd, 1957.  Their marriage was sealed November 6, 1999, in the Boise Temple of the LDS Church.  Delbert and his wife Betty owned and operated Del’s Excavating and the Meacham Café and Trailer Park.

He enjoyed farming and operating equipment, hunting and camping, mining and spending time with family.

Survivors include sons, Jim (Debbie), Mike (Joani), Ron (Theresa) Bosworth, and Paul (Carla) Rogers, daughters Donna (Don) Erickson and Linda (Roger) Bork, all of Pendleton; sister Veda Wagner of Lewiston, ID, 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, 3 siblings, 1 daughter and 1 granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Senior Center and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.

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