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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Ray&Barbara Sims
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
Del will be greatly missed

Shawna Murr Weiss
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
I remember my dad, Jerry, working for Del when I was young. We would come to your house and swim in the above ground swimming pool with the kids and have a picnic outside. Old days and fond memories. Betty sewed a beautiful pillow for my mother. I am sure that you all are missing him and your mother, but remember, they left Pendleton with tons of their handy work and many memories for you all to cherish.

God bless,

Bill and Susan McHenry
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Father. He was blessed by a wonderful, responsible and caring family and by the fact that you were all with him throughout and at the end of his life. Hoping you take comfort in each other and in knowing he is at peace now, with your Mother.

Bill and Susan

Vivian L. Larsen
   Posted Thu May 22, 2014
Please accept my sincere sympathy in hearing of Delbert's passing. He will be missed at the Senior Center.

wanda alanis
   Posted Fri May 23, 2014
sorry for your loss your dad was a good friend and I will miss him .He is now at piece and he is with his loved ones that went be for him

Betty J. Woodward
   Posted Fri May 23, 2014
Del & Betty were wonderful friends to my girls Carla & Bobbi. We spent many many weekends together with their kids & my kids rodeoing for several years. What very Spiecal times those were to treasure in our memories of the Bosworth Family. They loved their kids & everybody elses kids too. I can just see the smile on Betty's face when Del came through the gates of Heaven, I know there is nothing but Peace & Happiness with those two now. You boys Jim, Ron, Mike, & Wally have some large shoes to fill now. Remember all the things your Dad & Mom taught you to be good kids & be respectful & have good manners You all have to pass what you learned from them to your own kids. All you boys were just the Greatest Kids to know & be around & we Loved All of You. Hugs to all of You !!!
Our Love & Sympathy to You All. Love, Betty Woodward, Carla Woodward-Groves & Late Bobbi Woodward

Brenda Daggett
   Posted Fri May 23, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Be strong.

Don and Lana Bird
   Posted Fri May 23, 2014
Our deepest sympathy at the loss of Delbert, I enjoyed working with him and he was a great friend. He will be truly missed.

Don and Lana

Randy & Loretta Wells
   Posted Sun May 25, 2014
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of you father, he will be missed by so many. He always had time to stop and talk when we saw him, he was a wonderful man.

Jack & Shari Remillard
   Posted Sun May 25, 2014
So sorry for your great loss, there are never the right words to express our deep sympathy. Take care and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jan Leonard
   Posted Mon May 26, 2014
I want to extend my sympathy to Delbert"s family.. I was out of town at the time of his death and I am so sorry that I couldn't be there to give hugs to all of you. We raised our boys together and I have known the family for many years. Wonderful people and I am grateful to have been a small part of their lives.
May Delbert's soul rest in peace and may you feel the love and comfort I hope to offer each one of you.
Jan Leonard

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