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Delta Pettingill, 76, of Idaho Falls, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was under the care of One Source Hospice.
Delta was born on Oct. 11, 1937, in Burton, Idaho, to Glen and Murel Simmons. She grew up in the Lorenzo area and attended Rigby High School, graduating in 1955.
On July 28, 1955, she married Theo Pettingill in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Together they raised two sons and two daughters. Throughout her life she lived in Lewiston, Idaho Falls, Mountain Home and Blackfoot, Idaho and Sun Lakes and Scottsdale, Ariz. She enjoyed helping Theo in the many convenience stores they owned.
Theo later died on Nov. 9, 2004. Delta enjoyed being a full-time mother and homemaker.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served as the Relief Society president for her ward. She enjoyed many hobbies, such as quilting, embroidery, reading, watching T.V. and movies, going on scenic drives with her family and dancing. She felt that being a grandma was so wonderful that she volunteered as a grandma for a local adopt-a-grandmother program.
Delta was a gentle soul who cared deeply about her family and her home, and loved taking care of both. Delta was always generous with her time, spirit and heart. These traits will carry forward with everyone she loved. Delta's bright light will shine on.
She is survived by son: Eric (Veronica) Pettingill, of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter: Julie (Michael) Buszka, Blackfoot, Idaho; daughter: Laurie Baldwin, Idaho Falls, Idaho; sister: Glenda Coles, Belt, Mont.; sister: Jeanette (Richard) Fowler, Idaho Falls, Idaho; brother: Jack (Pat) Simmons, Mesa, Ariz.; brother: Wayne Simmons, Idaho Falls, Idaho; brother: Terry (Darla) Simmons, Tacoma, Wash.; her four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Theo Pettingill; her parents Glen and Murel Simmons; her son, Dana Lee Pettingill; brothers, Lyle and Jerry; sisters, Rosalie and Diane.
Funeral services will be held on 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First Street, Idaho Falls. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Coltrin Mortuary and one hour prior to services. Interment will be at the Annis Little Butte Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.coltrinmortuary.com.