Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Delbert LaVon Boyington passed away on March 29, 2017 at the age of 84.
He was born Aug. 9, 1932 to Clinton Thomas Boyington and Hazel Emerette Tuttle Boyington. He married Vivan Joyce Dean on Feb. 2, 1952 and together they had nine children.
Delbert graduated from Manti High School and attended Snow College and Weber State College.
He was drafted in the United States Army in 1952. He spent his Army career in Korea, obtaining the rank of E5 Sargent. He was honorably discharged in 1954, and later received the Korean President’s Peace Award Medal for his service.
After his release from the Army he worked for JC Penney Co and then Hill Air Force Base, where he retired after 36 years.
Delbert was an active community member in Ogden, Utah. He volunteered his time, coaching little league baseball, Boy Scouts and Lions Club.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served faithfully as an executive secretary in two bishoprics, High Priest group leadership, Stake Sunday and as first and second counselor in the Ogden Utah North Stake Mission, and as a missionary in the Salt Lake Foothill Mission.
Delbert is survived by wife, Vivian, and eight children: Becky (Rich) Shaw-Freeman, Kathy Kelson, Craig T. Boyington, Jan (Mike) Reney, Krsity (John) Arko, Kent D. (Teresa) Boyington, Lori (Dennis) Wood, and Kirk Boyington. His posterity includes 25 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark; granddaughter Nicole; his parents; five sisters: Erma Carter, Irene Boswell, Phyllis Stetich, Marilyn Bryan, Ethel Oakden and one brother, Thomas L. Boyington.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Lindquist Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Ogden, Utah. Interment, Lindquist Memorial Garden of the Wasatch 1718 Combe Road, Ogden, Utah.
The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the Salt Lake and Payson Veterans Nursing Home for their years of dedicated care to Delbert. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in his honor. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.linquistmortuary.com.