She enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 and served as a WAVE with an earnest desire to help the war effort. After both returning from military service during the war, she married her handsome Marine, Stanley Dick Greer.
After the Korean War Dick was discharged from the Marine Corps and worked at Crown Zellerbach while she worked at Presbyterian Hospital in Whittier, California. Delone loved California while Dick could only think of returning home to Malad. Eventually he was able to retire early and do just that.
During these busy years, their two children Sherrill Dawn Greer and Jesse Edgar Greer were born.
Now back Malad to stay, Dick went to work for the U.S. Forest Service while Delone remained home and was available to help with her two grandchildren. She played a fundamental part in the lives of her grandchildren, Justin Greer Burnett and Tyra Dawn Neal. She was the grandma who allowed the future cook, Tyra, to make whatever mess it took to create that prize dish. She was the grandma who supervised with great enthusiasm Justin’s miniature earth moving operations in the backyard sand pile.
After the work or play, there was always the graham crackers and milk.
Having always been extremely patriotic and proud of her military service, she felt her trip to Washington D.C., through the Honor Flight Program, was another highlight of her life.
The next milestone in her life was to finally receive her endowments and to be sealed to her husband and children.
She is preceded in death by her son Jesse in 1995 and her husband Dick in 2008. Since that time she has missed them both dearly as well as her parents, brothers, and her sisters.
She was proud of her many nieces and nephews and was known to often comment on their lives with great interest.
A blessing that was constant on her mind was her three great grandchildren: Eliza Dawn, Sterling Lyle, and Fletcher Stanley Neal. To her, they were the brightest, funniest, most perfect great grandchildren a person could have.
She was strong when she needed to be, but always compassionate and caring and ALWAYS a good listener and willing to offer the wisdom that only a grandmother would have.
Goodbye mother, grandma, “GG”, sister, friend
We love you
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be directed to the City of Hope in Duarte, California
Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 13 2018 at 12 noon in the Malad City Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family Friday morning at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N. from 10-11:45 a.m.