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Delford Ralphs

January 24, 1943 — February 13, 2023

Rockland

Born January 24th 1943, at Schiltz Memorial hospital American Falls, Idaho 9 lbs. and 23“ long, to Alvin Leo Ralphs and Celia Lois Walker Ralphs.  He has a brother Reynold and 3 sisters Reva, Marcia, and Rosalee.

He attended Rockland schools and graduated May 1961.  He played various sports, but his favorite was basketball.  He later went on to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Vista, CA where he stole the heart ❤️ of MaryEllen Allenbach, later he sought her out at BYU and they later Married on September 10, 1965.

They have 9 children together: Sherrie, Tracie, Sheralyn, Mark, Brett, Rachelle, Darin, Eric, & Kimberly.  He has 27 grandchildren and soon to be 4 great grandchildren.

Favorite colors were yellow and orange because they reminded him of sunsets 🌅 which he loved.  His favorite place to vacation was Hawaii.  He would take MaryEllen and go enjoy the beach, waves, and sunsets.  His favorite things were Sunday drives, driving his tractor on the farm, cookouts with his family, making cinnamon rolls, and playing with his grandchildren.

After a long heroic battle with cancer, he died peacefully in his home surrounded by family Monday morning February 13th, 2023.  He lived a long fulfilling life and just celebrated his 80th Birthday.

You can remember him and only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

A visitation will be on Monday February 20th, from 9:30-10:45 a.m.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rockland.  The funeral will follow beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be that Valley View Cemetery.  To order flowers, or to share condolences, memories, and photos, please visit DavisRoseMortuary.com.

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Monday, February 20, 2023

9:30 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Rockland

405 E Shoshone St, Rockland, ID 83271

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 20, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Rockland

405 E Shoshone St, Rockland, ID 83271

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Interment

Monday, February 20, 2023

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