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 Benjamin William “Bill” Delzell

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Benjamin William “Bill” Delzell

  • Birth 12 Sep 1933 French Camp, San Joaquin County, California, USA
  • Death 11 Jul 2003 Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Specifically: Bill died in Stockton. I assume his ashes are there.
  • Memorial ID 52685630

Attorney B. William Delzell, always used "Bill" or William Delzell as his name.

Married: Susan Wigfall.

Father: Allen Metie Delzell b: 20 Mar 1904
Mother: Alta May Lucas b: 12 Aug 1905

Bill was a Sheriff, then a Welfare Investigator and then an Attorney. He had a great sense of humor, and was a loving father.

Bill loved to fish and hunt and was a terrific cook.

Bill and Susan had two children together and Susan had two additional children.

All four children are living.


William B. Delzell
September 12, 1933 - July 11, 2003
William B. Delzell died Friday, July 11, 2003 in Stockton. He was born September
12, 1933 in French Camp. He attended Cal Poly and majored in Animal Science.
Bill served 4 years in the Navy on the U.S.S. John R. Craig and then attended
Humphreys College. He was a Deputy Sheriff in Orange County, returned to Stockton
and worked as an Investigator for the Welfare Department. Bill then was an attorney
for 35 years as well as a chef, caterer and farmer. He was an avid "fisherman"
and hunter. He belonged to the Stockton Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Club for
36 years, a member of the NRA and the Stockton Rod and gun Club and was also
a "clamper". In 2002 Bill attended his 50th class reunion at the Calaveras School,
now located at Micke Grove. Survived by: wife Jeana (Leona Delzell of 9 years
of Stockton; brother Jack Delzell and sister Dorothy Moore, both of Stockton;
dear friend Dave "Fluf" Anderson of Stockton; sons George Wigfall and wife Chris
of Stockton and Bill Delzell Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter Susan Boren
and husband James of Portland, Texas; stepson Matthew Horton and wife Lisa of
Linden; stepdaughter Joslin Leitold and husband Brandon of St. Cloud, Minnesota
and 12 grandchildren. Services are private. Mortuary: Eaton Family Funeral and
Cremation Service, Modesto.
Repository: The Record ( (Stockton, CA)

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  • Created by: Zoe Tom
  • Added: 21 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52685630
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin William “Bill” Delzell (12 Sep 1933–11 Jul 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52685630, ; Maintained by Zoe Tom (contributor 47000374) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, who reports a Bill died in Stockton. I assume his ashes are there..