Delbert ”Del” R. Meyers

07/26/1922 — 05/15/2001

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Ekalaka, Montana

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Delbert ”Del” R. Meyers

Delbert Del R. Meyers Delbert Meyers, 78, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family May 15, 2001. Born to Harry and Martha Meyers in Ekalaka, MT July 26, 1922, Del was raised in Ekalaka, MT. After completing school there, he married his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy, September 26, 1942, and immediately enlisted in the Army. Del served as a band and orchestra musician in the 91st Division. Soon after discharge from the Army, Del and Dorothy moved their family to Richland where Del worked for various Hanford contractors for over 50 years. At the time of his recent illness, he worked for Exitech as a Radiation Protection Instructor at the Hammer Training Center.

Del was an active member of Northwest United Protestant Church serving in many capacities, a lifetime member of the American Legion, and a lifetime member of IBEW Local 984.  His greatest joy was his family, and especially supporting children and grandchildren’s sporting activities.  He also loved learning and enrolled in classes related to welding, upholstery, and autos.  Fishing was a favorite pastime.

Del is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lorena Long; and brothers, Marvin and Vernon Meyers.  He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy; his children and their spouses, Ken Micki Meyers, R. G. Rose Meyers, Janet Dudley and Kathy Bill Hardy; grandchildren and spouses, Shawn Manning, Tracy Diane Meyers, Shad Hiedi Dudley, Ryan Dudley, Christopher

Meyers, Lindsay Hardy and Joel Hardy; five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Del also leaves behind his sister, Julia Dullum.

Services will be held Saturday, May 19, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at Northwest United Protestant Church, 1312 Sacramento Blvd, Richland, WA.

Memorials in Del’s memory may be made to the Northwest United Protestant Church Building Fund or the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.

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  • I am so sorry I am not there to say Good Bye to Del, In case you might not remember me, your dad was a co-worker at PFP and I use to help do the Christmas partys. And Janet I remember you from Hapo. I got reunited with my first love and got married almost 2 years ago. I just lost my mom the end of Feb. I loved Del alot and he trained me on the job, I was an operator. God Bless to you all. Betty Volmer. Jan when I come to tri-citys I will stop in Hapo and give you a hug in July! Betty

    Betty MaeFraley Volmer
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • Del and I worked together at PFP for about 30 years. He was a good friend and working partner. My condolences to the family.

    Al Ehlert
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We feel honored to have shared Del and Dorothy’s life. They babysat my children, Cassidy and Lindsay Hoehn, when they were just little. I can still remember Del would hold Lindsay up to the window as I would drive away so she could wave goodbye to me. He was a special person and my kids only knew him as “Gramps”.

    Dianne & Bill Whitten and Cassidy & Lindsay Hoehn
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick,, WA, US
  • I was an HPT for many years. Del was my working leader at the Plutonium Finishing Plant, and later we worked together in training. He was competent, pleasant, and supportive of reasonable people. He had everyone’s respect–and because of this, he did his job probably better than anyone else would have. I thought he was a sweet man, and I liked him very much. I will miss him.

    Nancy Southam

    Nancy Southam
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • I share your grief at Del’s passing. He was my buddy at Exitech, I was proud to call him my friend. He spoke so proudly of his family and seemed to enjoy all his many activities. Every one respected his wisdom and his even temperament. The thousands of Hanford workers he worked with over the years will tell us his stories for years to come. I look forward to that. May he rest in peace.

    Larry D. DeWitt
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA., US
  • Dorothy,

    We have enjoyed knowing you and Del,

    and offer you the deepest sympathy.

    Russell & Linda Homer
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, WA, US
  • Dear Dorothy and family,

    Our sympathy to you. Delbert certainly will be missed by all who knew him. My folks always looked forward to your visits. Delbert was a special nephew for my dad. They had a lot of good times together at the ranch. We are so glad we got to visit with you and Delbert in 1998 where we were in Richland.

    May your happy memories be a comfort to you.

    Sincerely, Lloyd & Betty

    Lloyd and Betty Carroll
    November 4, 2014
    Ekalaka,, MT, US
  • Mario and and I worked with Del at PFP. He was a wonderful man and he always had time to help us and teach us in our early years. And even 20 years later he was still helping us at Rad Worker as a trainer. He was kind, sincere and had lots of character. We will miss him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    Mario and Leslie Diaz

    Mario and Leslie Diaz
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Grampa Meyers was a favorite babysitter of our children many years ago. He was a most kind and gentle man and always so pleasant. He will be remembered lovingly. Our deepest sympathy to the family and Mrs. Meyers. Karen and Tom Harper

    Karen and Tom Harper
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Mr Meyers was a wonderful man. I remember when I was younger, I played basketball with Tracy on an all guys team, I was the only girl. Mr Meyers always came and rooted me on! Life will not be the same without him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you . God Bless you all.’

    Mary Davidson Coates

    Mary and Tim Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I am so sorry I am not there to say Good Bye to Del, In case you might not remember me, your dad was a co-worker at PFP and I use to help do the Christmas partys. And Janet I remember you from Hapo. I got reunited with my first love and got married almost 2 years ago. I just lost my mom the end of Feb. I loved Del alot and he trained me on the job, I was an operator. God Bless to you all. Betty Volmer. Jan when I come to tri-citys I will stop in Hapo and give you a hug in July! Betty

    Betty MaeFraley Volmer
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • Del and I worked together at PFP for about 30 years. He was a good friend and working partner. My condolences to the family.

    Al Ehlert
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We feel honored to have shared Del and Dorothy’s life. They babysat my children, Cassidy and Lindsay Hoehn, when they were just little. I can still remember Del would hold Lindsay up to the window as I would drive away so she could wave goodbye to me. He was a special person and my kids only knew him as “Gramps”.

    Dianne & Bill Whitten and Cassidy & Lindsay Hoehn
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick,, WA, US
  • I was an HPT for many years. Del was my working leader at the Plutonium Finishing Plant, and later we worked together in training. He was competent, pleasant, and supportive of reasonable people. He had everyone’s respect–and because of this, he did his job probably better than anyone else would have. I thought he was a sweet man, and I liked him very much. I will miss him.

    Nancy Southam

    Nancy Southam
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • I share your grief at Del’s passing. He was my buddy at Exitech, I was proud to call him my friend. He spoke so proudly of his family and seemed to enjoy all his many activities. Every one respected his wisdom and his even temperament. The thousands of Hanford workers he worked with over the years will tell us his stories for years to come. I look forward to that. May he rest in peace.

    Larry D. DeWitt
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA., US
  • Dorothy,

    We have enjoyed knowing you and Del,

    and offer you the deepest sympathy.

    Russell & Linda Homer
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, WA, US
  • Dear Dorothy and family,

    Our sympathy to you. Delbert certainly will be missed by all who knew him. My folks always looked forward to your visits. Delbert was a special nephew for my dad. They had a lot of good times together at the ranch. We are so glad we got to visit with you and Delbert in 1998 where we were in Richland.

    May your happy memories be a comfort to you.

    Sincerely, Lloyd & Betty

    Lloyd and Betty Carroll
    November 4, 2014
    Ekalaka,, MT, US
  • Mario and and I worked with Del at PFP. He was a wonderful man and he always had time to help us and teach us in our early years. And even 20 years later he was still helping us at Rad Worker as a trainer. He was kind, sincere and had lots of character. We will miss him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    Mario and Leslie Diaz

    Mario and Leslie Diaz
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Grampa Meyers was a favorite babysitter of our children many years ago. He was a most kind and gentle man and always so pleasant. He will be remembered lovingly. Our deepest sympathy to the family and Mrs. Meyers. Karen and Tom Harper

    Karen and Tom Harper
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Mr Meyers was a wonderful man. I remember when I was younger, I played basketball with Tracy on an all guys team, I was the only girl. Mr Meyers always came and rooted me on! Life will not be the same without him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you . God Bless you all.’

    Mary Davidson Coates

    Mary and Tim Coates
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Delbert Meyers. I only met him twice, but he seemed to be an out-going and friendly gentlemen, whom his family loved dearly. Perhaps we can best honor him by manifesting, in our own lives, the qualities we most admired in him.

    Chris Newbill

    Richland

    Chris Newbill
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I hated taking Rad Worker training but the only bright star was seeing “Del” each time. He was very kind to each of the “students” and coached them all through the class. He will be missed by those who have been touched by his presence.

    Ross Schultz
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I wish we could be there at Del’s service. He was a very special person to my family. We will miss him dearly.

    With love, Sherri Moore

    Jack and Sherri Moore
    November 4, 2014
    Coeur, d'Alene, ID, US