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Delbert Floyd "Blackie" Amberson
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1917
Grant County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1961
Silver City
Grant County
New Mexico, USA

Obituary Notice: (1-12-61)

"Delbert (Blackie) Amberson, 43, widely known in the Southwest as a director of rodeos, including the annual Silver City July rodeo, an organizer and officer of the Grant County Sheriff s Posse and big game hunting guide, died last Saturday in hillcrest General Hospital.,

Mr. Amberson was born and reared In Grant County and attended the Cliff schools. He was active in ranch circles and was among the rodeo star performers in, recent years. Last year Amberson served as guide of a bear and mountain lion hunt in the Gila National Forest Wilderness for a group of national magazine and newspaper writers. This hunting expedition was featured in a story in the January issue of Outdoor Life Magazine.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Darlene Amberson, secretary of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce; two daughters, Mrs. Carroll Jo North, Tucson and Miss Nicki Joan Amberson, Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Lou Harold, Salem, Qre.; Mrs. Sadie Howe, El Paso and Mrs. Georgia. Van Winkle, Meeker, Colo.; two brothers, John and Walter, Amberson, Spokane, Wash.; his parents, Mr. and. Mrs. Jack Amberson, Cliff and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 230 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Lawrence Shelley, John Barron, Bill Mc. Millen, Ernest Wischman, W. Shelley and Roy Wilmeth. " 
Family links: 
  George Washington Amberson (1888 - 1962)
  Alpha Dorne Simpson Amberson (1890 - 1973)
  Georgie A. Amberson Van Winkle (1913 - 1989)*
  Walter Clayborn Amberson (1915 - 1995)*
  Delbert Floyd Amberson (1917 - 1961)
  Emma Lou Amberson Harrel (1919 - 1993)*
  Gehrome William Amberson (1920 - 1922)*
  Sadie Margaret Amberson Howell (1924 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Memory Lane Cemetery
Silver City
Grant County
New Mexico, USA
Maintained by: Amby
Originally Created by: Candy
Record added: Dec 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45400631
Delbert Floyd Blackie Amberson
Added by: Harold Barraclough
Delbert Floyd Blackie Amberson
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