Delon Wayne Archibald

26 Sep 1939 - 20 Oct 2004

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26 Sep 1939 - 20 Oct 2004
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Delon Wayne Archibald

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Malad City Cemetery

181 Jenkins Avenue
Malad City, Oneida, Idaho
United States

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Eternal Sweet ____________September 26, 1958. Temple on the front and a hat and music bars.
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September 23, 2013
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July 12, 2013

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Obituary Of Delon Archibald

Contributor: raishk Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

ARCHIBALD, DeLON W., September 26, 1939 – October 20, 2004 DeLon W. Archibald, 65, of Malad, and husband of Carole Henrie Archibald, passed away October 20, 2004 of sudden heart failure. He was born September 26, 1939 in Malad, a son of Wayne Albert and Edith Gleed Archibald. He graduated from Malad High School and attended Utah State University. He met his childhood sweetheart, Carole Henrie, at 14 and they were married on his 19th birthday in the Logan LDS Temple, September 26, 1958. They were married 46 years and will be forever eternal sweethearts. DeLon worked at Thiokol, retiring after 31 years. He loved his cabin “Archs” Place at the Malad summit. He and his children finally got it finished, doing what they loved to do, working together. He loved his family very much. He is survived by his wife, Carole of Malad; daughters, Lori (Jeff) Christiansen of Malad; Tara (Jon) Christiansen, also of Malad; sons, Curtis (Merlene) Archibald of Spanish Fork, Utah; Kevin (Michelle) Archibald of Pleasant Grove, Utah; one brother, Brent Archibald; 16 grandchildren, three step-granddaughters; two step-great-grandsons He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Mike and grandchildren, Miranda and Jeremiah Christiansen. Funeral services were held on October 23, 2004 in the Malad LDS Third Ward Chapel. Burial will be in the Malad City Cemetery.

Memories Of My Grandpa Archibald

Contributor: raishk Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

The night before my grandpa died my brother, mom and I went and visited him. I sat on his lap and he tickled me for the last time. He died less then a mile away from my house. He was going home from helping my mom with our sick horse.

Grandpa Archibald

Contributor: raishk Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Most of the memories I still have of my grandpa are of his kindness and diligence. The most memorable of these is a collection of memories. Each time we would go to grandpas house we would knock, hear his voice beckon us to enter. As we entered he would look toward us and shout each of our names over the background noise of the T.V. which most of the time was a baseball game. Then he would hug each of us before moving on to our parents. Each time we would come to visit I remember the starchy blue jumpsuit that he would wear. I am not sure if he had just gotten home before we got there or didn't want to miss greeting us, but he always seemed to have it on. This leads into another great attribute of my grandfather. He worked all of his life, to the bone, never stopping, always going. His diligence and willing to work hard even in his older age was always encouraging to me. This brings two more memories to my mind. The first, when he bought some land up in the summit of Malad, Idaho just north-east of Devils Creek Reservoir and not to far from I-15. He loved that place and spent many hours taking care of that land. Planting trees, building a small dam at the creek. He built a pavilion, a fire place, and eventually supervised the building of a cabin there. My memory of him takes place here on that land that he so loved. It was Easter morning and he went out and hid dozens of plastic eggs filled with all sorts of candy for us kids, but for each one of us there was one Golden Egg that held a special gift. I was one of the last kids to not find one and began to lose hope that there was one for me, but just like a angel I heard my grandpas voice, whispering encouragement to me and leading me toward one of the Golden surprises that he had hid himself. The second memory is when my father decided to put a wood floor into our house. We had grown tired of the linoleum floor that we had. So my father took the task upon himself to do it, because it would cost less to do it ourselves. I remember my grandfathers self-less attitude as one day he came down to visit our family for a vacation and ended up spending most of the time helping my dad align the wood and get it nailed to the new floor. That was one of the last times i saw my Grandfather, but his image and what he stood for will forever be with me. The final memory that comes to me of my grandfather was that of his cooking, each Sunday that we were at my grandparents house they would throw a feast. Roast, mashed potato, delicious rolls with homemade strawberry jam, and creamed peas. My grandmother would make everything but the cream peas. That was my grandfathers job, and he excelled! We never knew how he made them taste like he did, and he never wrote it down or told any of us. For all of us they were the dang best creamed peas we will ever have.

Grandma Archibald

Contributor: raishk Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

I have a lot more memories of my grandmother than my grandfather. Not all of them are good memories, but i am glad that I have them. The oldest memories I have are similar to my grandfathers, her cooking, her greeting us as we enter the house, kindness and love. The ones that are different are after my grandfather died. The first that i can recall was how good at singing my grandmother was. Every Sunday she would direct the music. The ward sang well, but her voice always rang out beautifully above everyone else. I'm sure even now she is part of the angelic choirs above. After 30-40 years of marriage to my grandfather, my grandmother was left alone. Even after his death you could tell she missed him. His lazy boy chair stayed in its place next to hers and was untouched except for visitors. Pictures hung of him and she was saddened but filled with love when she talked about him. Whenever my grandmother could help out she would be there. One summer to help my little brother we went to a camp for deaf kids. We all learned how to work with kids of lesser hearing and we met people from around the world. It took place over the course of 3-4 weeks. The first week my father was there, but he needed to go back to work. My mother felt uncomfortable being in the big city of Los Angels by herself, so my grandmother accompanied us. She took care of us and navigated for my mother. She made lunches and went to the tedious classes to learn about my brothers hardship. Back then I did not see how much my grandmother sacrificed to come with us. Now I see her as a hero and example of self-lessness. We would always forever know that she loved us because of the simple things that she did for us. One specific instance that comes to my mind, when I was about 8-10 I had a championship soccer game in our rec league. I wanted all the people to be there that I knew. I asked my parents if I could call grandma and ask her to come. My parents loving me let me call her but told me not to be disappointing if she couldn't attend. As I talked to her she asked how school was and how I was personally. I eventually asked if she would come to my game. With all my hopes she told me she would try her best. I knew what that meant, mostly likely she would not be able to come. To my surprise and to everyone else she did come. She drove the three hours from Malad got there right on time, watched the game and went to dinner with us afterword, and drove back home. I knew then that she truly loved me. The last memories of my grandmother are filled with sadness and pain, but also of faith and love. As she grew older she attended a cruise one week to relax and have a vacation. Halfway through the cruise she began to have pain in her stomach and was eventually flown off the ship home. She was checked out by the doctors and we learned that she had cancer. It was pancreatic cancer, which we also learned was deadly and there was not much hope. She tried radiation, which made her feel worse and didn't help the cancer, so she made a decision to prepare to move on to the next life. Over the next few months the pain increased and she grew less mobile. One day we received a call from our aunt telling us that they thought she would move on later that night. We packed quickly and headed to Malad. As we sat around her bed she said her good byes and bore us her testimony. She told us she loved us and was happy to return to god, where her beloved husband was waiting for her. She was very ready to see the love of her life again and be reunited with loved ones. She fell asleep and we waited for the end to come. To our surprise it didn't, she awoke again and began crying just asking for heavenly father to let her leave. Within the next few months she passed into the next life, but I will always remember her prayers and her smile at the last Christmas we spent with her. She looked ill and tired, but she still cheered and laughed as we opened our presents. She embraced us with love and affection even as she passed. She never gave up her faith in God, and Jesus even when her prayers to return were not yet answered. She truly was a inspiration to all of us.

Life timeline of Delon Wayne Archibald

1939
Delon Wayne Archibald was born on 26 Sep 1939
Delon Wayne Archibald was 6 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
1945
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Delon Wayne Archibald was 18 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
1957
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Delon Wayne Archibald was 30 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
1969
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Delon Wayne Archibald was 33 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
1972
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Delon Wayne Archibald was 43 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
1982
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Delon Wayne Archibald was 55 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
1994
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Delon Wayne Archibald died on 20 Oct 2004 at the age of 65
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