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Elmwood Cemetery

Woodward, Woodward County, Oklahoma

© Billings Funeral Home
Woodward, Oklahoma
Submitted by: Ann Weber

Del Lee Roberts


September 7, 1936 ~ March 17, 2021

Del Roberts, 84 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021, in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Delbert Lee Roberts was born September 7, 1936, in Burrton, Kansas. He was the son of Ray Charles and Lydia Elizabeth (Smith) Roberts. Del was the youngest of six boys and he enjoyed spending time with his brothers.

Del grew up around the Hutchinson, Kansas, area. He attended rural schools around the Nickerson area including Nickerson Public School and graduated from Reno County High School in Nickerson, Kansas. He was captain of the basketball team his senior year and part of the Homecoming Court as King. Dels basketball team made it to the state tournament his senior year.

Del married Gayla Ralstin on July 17, 1955, in Mullinville, Kansas, and to this union, were born his three children, David Lewis, Cynthia Janene and Dwayne Lee. He loved his children dearly.

On December 28, 1976, he married the love of his life, Betty Clubb, in Liberal, Kansas. They made their home in Woodward, Oklahoma, and built a good life together with a lot of memories of oilfield, friends, and cattle. Del worked 30 years at Stickle and Triad Drilling, retiring as Vice-President and Operations Manager. Del and Betty founded DLR Cattle and he stayed active on the farm until illness took over. He received many honors and awards during his time in the oilfield and in ranching. He was named an honorary member of the FFA for his many hours of service. He was, also, a member of the Elks Lodge and various cattle associations for many years.

Del enjoyed his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an outdoor enthusiast spending time fishing, hunting and camping. Del and Betty made many memories at their lake house in Kaw City.

They added on to their home, so Bettys mom, Inez Clubb, could live with them until her death. They, also, raised their granddaughter, Brittany Roberts, and enjoyed watching her cheer and dance through their lives. She brought a lot of joy to their home.

Del remained lifelong friends with several of his classmates. He and Betty took many trips with several of them. They especially loved Branson, Missouri. The last trip he took was to Branson; Levi, Brittany and Kendel Mayfield took him on his last drive down Highway 76.

Before he became ill with cancer, he loved going to coffee early in the morning with all of his buddies who stayed in contact and came to see him after he became ill. He is survived by his wife Betty of the home, children, David Roberts and wife Tammy, Cindy Goetzinger and husband Gary, Dwayne Roberts, grandchildren, Derrick Roberts and wife Ashley, Brittany Roberts Mayfield and Cory Goetzinger; great-grandchildren, Destinie Roberts, Drake Roberts, Dax Roberts and Kendel Mayfield. His brother, Elmer Roberts, and countless nieces and nephews with whom he was very close.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Ray, Calvin, Chet and Herb.

Memorial donations can be made to the Woodward FFA with Billings Funeral Home acting as custodian.

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