George Maurice Dilley
1941 - 2014
George Maurice Dilley passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at his home in Parma. George was born to Joseph and Agnes Dilley December 13, 1941 in Boise Idaho.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph William Dilley; sister, Barbara DeBolt; and his wife, Betty Dilley.
He is survived by his children, Sandra (Kent) Knigge, Joseph (Denise) Dilley and Lindsay Dragos; and stepchildren, Becky (Dennis) Potter and Shannon (Sam) Sommer; and his sister-in-law, Barbara Dilley.
George's grandchildren are Cameron, Tyler, Kyle and Kasey Knigge, Amanda and Jared Dilley, Chanelle Dragos and Tiffany (Shane) Weyel . His step-grandchildren are Jessica (Alan) Muir, Daniel Potter, Joshua Jenkins and Tara Warner. George also had many great grandchildren.
George is remembered by his family and friends for his quick wit. He also had many passions in life, one of which was music. While attending the University of Idaho he played in the Idaho, Washington Symphony and was able to play many musical instruments.
Over the years he acquired a vast knowledge of Civil War history and could expertly speak of the specifics of the battles. One of his favorite adventures was a trip with brother Joe and sister-in-law Barb to Gettysburg and the surrounding battlefields.
After the children were grown George and Betty enjoyed traveling to Alaska, California and had a trip of a lifetime to Israel where he was baptized in the Jordan River. They also enjoyed following their grandsons throughout the Northwest to watch them play baseball. George's last great adventure was a recent trip to Hawaii to see Pearl Harbor with Barbara Dilley.
It would be an understatement to say that George liked his Model T! His second family, were members of the Model T club that he and Betty belonged to. They spent countless weekends attending car shows and participating in parades throughout the valley. The touring season usually began with a big gathering at "Fort Dilley" in Parma.
George was a devoted member of the Masonic Temple and earned the honor of being a 33rd degree Mason. He enjoyed mentoring others in pursuing their Masonic degrees and was known for his dedication to the Masonic ideals.
His foundation was his genuine faith and love of the Lord and his Sterry Memorial family. George was an original member of Sterry Memorial Church and over the years served as an Elder, a Deacon and in several other capacities. His love of music was also evident in his participation with the Church choir and numerous other musical activities.
Because of his faith and love of his Sterry family, in lieu of flowers, his children suggest memorial donations be made to the Sterry Memorial Church sanctuary expansion project, PO Box 655, Parma, ID 83660.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at Sterry Memorial Presbyterian Church in Roswell, with the Rev. Dr. Mark E. Cox officiating. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Roswell Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. 459-3629. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 South Kimball Avenue Caldwell, ID 83605
Published in Idaho Statesman from May 6 to May 8, 2014