Deloy L DaBell, age 73, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away Sunday, May 2. 2021 at his home after a long illness with cancer.
Deloy was born August 23, 1947 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Clayton Scott DaBell and Inga Lindstrom DaBell. His parents brought him home to the family farm in Grant, Idaho, where he grew up. He attended grade school and Midway Junior High in Lewisville and then Rigby High School, graduating May 19, 1965. Deloy entered the United States Air Force on April 22, 1966, training in Texas and Illinois before being stationed in Germany. He spent four years in Germany at Ramstein AFB as a fireman. He was released from the Air Force December 8, 1969, at Randolph AFB in Texas. After returning home from the Air Force, he worked in California plastering swimming pools for several months. He returned home to Idaho before moving to Phoenix, Arizona, to work as a carpenter building houses. Returning to Idaho once again he went to work for Union Pacific Railroad in 1974, which eventually caused him to move his family to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he lived for the next 40 years. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 2007.
He married Margaret Felix of Rexburg, Idaho, at the DaBell home in Grant, Idaho, on July 13, 1972. They were married by Bishop Melvin Batt. He is survived by his children, Monique (Jason) Lyman of Las Vegas, NV; Morgan DaBell of Las Vegas, NV; Bethany (Randall) Smith of Copper Canyon, TX; Braden (Lauren) DaBell of Little Elm, TX; LaDell (Makayla) Bealer of Milford, UT; his former wife, Margaret DaBell of Las Vegas, NV; his mother Inga DaBell Tyler of Grant, ID; sister JoLynn (Gary) Shipley of Rigby, ID; brothers Scott (Susan) DaBell of Bremerton, WA; Verlyn (Jodi) DaBell of Pocatello, ID; and 20 grandchildren: Savannah 20; Jacob 19; Madilyn 16; Christian 15; Olivia 14; Eliza 14; Jared 13; Sophia 13, Claire 12; Joshua 12; Kate 10; Whitlee 9; Chloe 8; Peyton 8; Henry 7; Braleigh 6; Dane 6; Eleanor 4;Olivia 2; Traegan 2. He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Scott DaBell and his sister, Debonee DaBell.
Funeral Services will be held at the Grant Ward Church, 3431 East 100 North, Grant, Idaho, on May 29, 2021. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin immediately thereafter. Interment will be in the Grant Cemetery, with military honors.
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Published by Post Register on May 18, 2021.