Delbert William Estey passed at the age of 84 from natural causes on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Cut Bank, Mont.
Delbert, a baptized Catholic, was born in Fiddletown, Calif. He attended Willow Springs Elementary School, a one-room schoolhouse, and graduated from Amador High School in 1953. Delbert was awarded the State Degree by the Future Farmers of America in 1952.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 in Okinawa, Japan. Delbert attained the rank of corporal and was awarded the National Defense and Good Conduct medals.
After graduating from Sacramento State College in 1964, Delbert began his career with the federal government as a personnel officer. He worked in California, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Louisiana and Nevada and retired in Reno, Nev., in 1992. Delbert traveled the world with his wife, Judy, after retiring.
Delbert is survived by his sons, Barton and Delbert; daughters-in-laws, Kathy and Diep; and grandsons, James, Dalton and Carl.
He is preceded by his wife, Judy; parents, William and Ruth Barney Estey; brother, Clarence Estey; and sister, Violet Estey Waters.