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Information for Delbert Earl "Del" McGinty
17 September, 1916 - 5 December, 1985
From the Caldwell Tribune
December, 1985

Contributed by Dan Fowler

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Delbert McGinty

    Services for Delbert (Del) McGinty, 69, of Caldwell, who died Thursday, Dec. 5, of natural causes while at work at the Kent Ranch near Caldwell will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. The Rev. Gayle Graves and the Rev. Earl Lowen of the First Southern Baptist Church, Caldwell, will officiate. Internment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Mr. McGinty was born Sept. 17, 1916, in Harlan County, Neb., to George and Stella Buhus McGinty. He later moved with his family to Kansas, where he was reared and educated and worked on the family farm. He married Luellen Gipe on Dec. 10, 1936, in Nebraska. They moved to Caldwell in the summer of 1937. Upon arriving in Caldwell, he worked for several farmers in the area. During World War II, he was employed by the Dairyman's Creamery. He later joined Leo Mason Motors and Edmark Motors of Caldwell and Dan Wiebold Ford of Nampa as a front end alignment specialist for 38 years, retiring in 1981.
    He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, Caldwell, and was active in Boy Scouting, 4-H and the Caldwell Senior and Junior Riding Club.
    He was very active in the Canyon County mounted sheriff's posse, where he held various leadership roles and was a volunteer deputy sheriff until his death. He was a past master and present treasurer of Pleasant Ridge Grange No. 135 and a member Canyon County Pomona Grange No. 4. He was an avid horseman all of his life. Since retiring, he has been able to enjoy his second love, which was horses, helping friends on their Jordan Valley ranches and working at the Kent Ranch.
    He is survived by his wife, of Caldwell; a son and daughter-in-law, Delbert (Bud) and Pat McGinty of Yakima, Wash.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Curtis Maxwell of Caldwell, Dorcel and Dale Wyman of Othello, Wash., Kay and Danny Herman of Grand View, Wash., and Joanne and Jack Phillips, also of Grand View; three sisters, Esther Cope, in Washington, and Dorothy Kessler and Edna Bongers, both of Nebraska; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Truman, and three granddaughters.
    Honorary pallbearers will be all sheriff's posse members and spouses in attendance.
    Memorials may be given to the First Southern Baptist Church, 912 W. Linden St., Caldwell, or the Mountain States Tumor Institute, The Danette McGinty memorial fund, 151 E. Bannock St., Boise, 83702. Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Flahiff funeral Chapel, Caldwell.



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