Delbert L. Tree

of Richfield, Idaho
Born: December 19, 1924 in Park City, Utah
Died: April 24, 2013 in Richfield, Idaho
Age: 88 years old
Richfield, Idaho - Delbert L. Tree, 88, of Richfield, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday April 24, 2013. He was born December 19, 1924 in Park City, Utah, the youngest of 11 children born to Edward James Tree and Letty Jane Pace Tree. He was raised in Park City and graduated in 1942. Following high school he served a full-time LDS mission to the Southern States.
On March 18, 1949 he married Elizabeth Julia Scott in the Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple. They made their home in Park City then later Coalville, where they raised seven children and farmed. In 1971 they settled in Richfield, Idaho and continued working side by side on the family farm. Delbert continued serving in the church in a variety of callings, including Bishop. He loved working in the Scouting program and was a faithful home teacher. He and Betty also served a full-time mission together in the Philippines.
Delbert will be remembered as a happy and kind gentleman who was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He is survived by six children; Deborah (Gerald) Blatter, Lynn (Norma) Tree, Charles (Allison) Tree, Letty (Bill) Clayton, Anita (Jed) Adamson and Delbert A. (Katie) Tree. He is also survived by daughter-in-law, Denese Tree, 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, their son Edward, and 10 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Saturday April 27, 2013, at the Richfield LDS Chapel, Hwy 93, Richfield, Idaho, with Bishop Matthew Kent officiating. A visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Richfield Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary of Jerome.

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Dave and Suzie Hawkins said on Friday, Apr 26 at 9:26 AM

Delbert and Katie, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave and Suzie

Kathy Stevenson said on Friday, Apr 26 at 9:46 AM

Our Prayers are with you, Delbert & Katie, and your whole family. We know you really feel the loss but know he is in a better place now. Love you both, Kathy & Jeff

Joan Webster said on Friday, Apr 26 at 10:08 AM

Delbert & Katie, Dad may be gone from your site, but he will always remain in you hearts. He is now with Betty, & free from pain. Our hearts go out to you at this sad time, you are in our prayers. Love you, Joan & Terry

Elders and Sisters from Tacloban, Philippines Mission. said on Friday, Apr 26 at 1:17 PM

So grateful we had the opportunity to serve in the Philippines with Brother and Sister Tree. We all love them so much and were touched by their kindness and the service they gave to all. We miss them both so much.

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