Delmer “Del” Culver was born February 20, 1931, in Elgin, Oregon, to Guy and Elmy (Hesner) Culver. He passed away with his family by his side on November 20, 2017, in Hermiston, Oregon.
Del lived in Elgin during his childhood where he attended school and graduated from Elgin High School in 1949. After high school, he lived in Richland, Washington, where he co-owned and operated a service station with his brother Marvin.
He married Charlene (Kayce) Kraft in Richland, Washington, on December 10, 1966. The couple moved to Prosser, Washington, where Del worked for Twin City Foods, operated a small family farm and worked for Pendleton Grain Growers. The couple were caretakers at Grace Brethren Church Camp and managers of several hotels and mobile home parks in both Washington and Oregon. They moved to Hermiston, Oregon, in 1999, where he worked until his retirement and moved to Umatilla in 2006.
Del and Kayce were volunteers at Agape House, Treasures Thrift Shop and the senior centers.
Del’s favorite pastimes included hunting, golfing, bowling and taking his family to the Oregon coast. Always a tease and somewhat of a jokester, he loved to “steal” cookie dough and became quite talented at making Christmas candy. Del was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elvera and Kathleen; and two brothers, Clifford and Marvin.
Delmer is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Charlene (Kayce); daughters Pamela (Bill) Martin, Denise Honeyford, Lisa (Thomas) Eppel, Teresa (Terry) Buchanan, Karla Culver and Koni (Dave) Shaff; and only son Douglas (Brooke) Honeyford. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Country Church where Del was an active member.
Family suggests memorial donations to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 (www.lbda.org).
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