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William Howard Delp

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William Howard Delp

Wenatchee, WA

Bill Delp, 91, of Wenatchee, WA, died July 17, 2014. He was born October 26, 1922, in Vermillion, IL to William and Ida Crisp Delp. Bill was raised and spent his early years in Indiana. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps November 1941 and served his country during World War II. While on duty in Idaho, he met Aura Haines, who was serving as the Head Hostess at the Pocatello USO. He was smitten and they married April 29, 1943. After Bill’s discharge in November 1946, Aura and Bill moved to Montana. While in Montana, Bill had a number of jobs in construction and logging. He worked as a carpenter on Noxon Rapids Dam. Bill and Aura moved to Wenatchee in 1966, where he worked in construction on the hydroelectric projects in the area, including Rocky Reach and Wells Dams. He worked as a foreman on several commercial buildings in the Wenatchee area and did some residential remodeling after his retirement. Bill loved to play golf and had many friends on and off the course. He was an active member of the Wenatchee Eagles Club and American Legion.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Ralph; his wife, Aura; son, Jim; and grandson, Jimmy Delp. He is survived by his children, William Delp II of Florida, Ed Delp and David Delp, both of Wenatchee, and Christine Huffman of East Wenatchee; his grandchildren, Naomi Noble, Joshua Delp, Camille Delp, Travis Johnson and Jasmine Delp; and great-grandchildren, James Delp and Asher Delp, Collin McFarland and Aiden McFarland.

A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials to be made to Alzheimer’s research, Grief Place of Wenatchee, or the National Kidney Foundation. Cards or letters may be sent to 1616 Springwater Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801.

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