Delbert Lynn Getty, 42-year-old Newberg resident and a former resident of Baker City, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, in Newberg.
Funeral services for Mr. Getty will be held Monday, November 20, at 2 p.m. in the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home. Bishop Greg Baxter of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Ward, will conduct the services.
Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Getty was born May 14, 1958, in Portland to Delbert Getty and Louise (Glover) Maness. He attended schools in Baker City, Bates and Bellingham, Wash., graduating from Baker High School with the class of 1976. He served briefly with the U.S. Marines.
He moved to the Portland area, where he worked for eight years for Pacific Paper Products. He then worked off the Alaska coast on a fishing boat for one season. He returned to the Portland where he was a greenskeeper at the Rose City Golf Course. He then went to work for the Newberg School District.
Mr. Getty loved his nieces, nephews, younger cousins, and the children of his good friend Dan Curtis: Joe, Kylie and Jordy. He would attend their games and school functions when possible, and was a friend to many.
He loved outdoor activities. From the time he was a small child, he always wanted a picnic instead of a birthday party.
He loved to play golf and worked umpiring and coaching softball and Little League games. He loved to pick huckleberries and would always spend a week with his parents in the Mt. Adams area of Washington. He even drove to Montana in 1999 because the huckleberries were supposed to be good there. He enjoyed many golf games there and visited Glacier National Park, but never did find any huckleberries.
He had many friends in the various schools in the Newberg area. He would make huckleberry jam and pies to treat people there, including one of the secretaries who patched and mended his clothing in lieu of his mother, who lived far away.
He is survived by his father, Delbert Getty of Portland; his mother and father, Louise and Art Maness of Baker City; brothers and their wives Kevin and Kathy Getty of Gladstone, Claud and Angie Maness of Ontario and Kurt and Violet Maness of Ft. Lewis, Wash.; a sister and her husband, Theresa and Bennie James of Vancouver, Wash.; nephews Tyler Getty, Casey Fletcher, Tyrell and Hunter Maness; and nieces Salina Grey, Breanna Summers, Monica Fletcher, Jessica Maness and Taryn Maness.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; a nephew, Cory David Fletcher, and a step-father.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Mr. Getty’s memory may direct them to youth-related activities or a charity of one’s choice through Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, Ore., 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 17, 2000
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor