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Obituary for James Dellis Wold

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James Dellis Wold

February 12, 1937 - November 19, 2011

James Dellis WoldFebruary 12, 1937 ~ November 19, 2011Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, James Dellis Wold, “Jim”, 74, passed away of natural causes Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Ogden Regional Hospital. He was born February 12, 1937 to Dellis Norman Wold and Mary Carroll Wold in Ogden, Utah. He attended Weber State College then completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Utah in Zoology in 1965. He served two years in the Navy as a Corpsman in San Diego and Pensacola Florida and was Honorably Discharged. He married Marsha Boam and together they had three sons, Christopher (Anh) Wold, Seattle, WA, Matthew (Jennifer) Wold, Ogden, and John (Melanie) Wold, Boise ID. They later divorced. He married Nancy Harbertson on January 14, 1989. They shared 25 years together traveling and enjoying their grandchildren. He and Nancy loved to golf together and talk, talk, talk. Jim loved to boat and fish especially in the Florida Keys and Strawberry Reservoir. He loved teaching his sons and grandson Nathan to hunt and fish. He was exceptional at crossword puzzles. His one great passion was World War II. He studied and read over and over accounts of battles and strategies, read of WWII pilots from all countries and watched the History Channel about WWII. Of late he enjoyed card games on his computer. Jim’s work ethic was outstanding. He was put to work at various jobs beginning at age 11 and never was without a job until 2010. He had a commendable career with the Dept. of Defense at Hill Air Force Base and Defense Depot Ogden. He retired with 34 years of service. He then went back to work for a defense contractor for the Y2K issue and was kept on for 10 years-retiring again in 2010 when health problems occurred. He made numerous good friends there. He was a kind and generous man. His motto was “Life is Good” so he was showered with “Life is Good” shirts. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his three sons, 10 grandchildren, with #11 expected any day; a sister Pat (Gene) Kunz, Ogden, and a brother Robert (Cookie) Penton of Las Vegas, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Mary Ann Penton. Thanks to Ogden Regional Hospital, Dr. Blake Welling, Aspen Care Center and Dr. Alan Abdulla for their expert care and concern for Jim and his family. Services will be held Friday, November 25, 2011 at Leavitt’s Mortuary at 11a.m. A viewing will be held Thursday, November 24, from 6-8 p.m. and also prior to services Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. also at the Mortuary. Interment Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 25, 2011

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, November 25, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, November 25, 2011

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: February 12, 1937
Died: November 19, 2011

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Madeline Pappas posted on 11/27/11

Pat, I am sorry for the loss of your brother, Jim. I just remember you and Jim when I was growing up behind my brothers and sister. Your family was always part of ours, and I know loosing abrother can be painful for everyone. May your thoughts of your beloved Jim always remain with you.


Bob and Glenna Seal posted on 11/25/11

Nancy and Family,We are saddened by the news of Jim’s passing and many tears were shed in Idaho. We know how much Jim loved you and others close to him, and our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Jim was an intelligent and interesting man, and we truly enjoyed spending time with him. We enjoyed golfing, boating, and hearing stories about his interesting life. We will miss his wonderful contagious smile.Love, Bob & Glenna


Bill Silverwood posted on 11/25/11

Dear Chris, Matt and John,Our family is very sorry for your loss in the passing of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have such fond memories in our early teen years and hunting with you and your Dad. You Dad was someone I looked up to and admired. Yesterday at Thanksgiving, my Dad and I were talking about what a good man Jim is. Respectfully, Bill


LeeAnn Crompton posted on 11/25/11

Dear Nancy and family,Roger and I are sorry for your loss. Know that many thoughts and prayers for peace are sent your way. Sincerely,Roger and LeeAnn Crompton


Pam Barton posted on 11/24/11

When I met Jim at Hill, we shared an instant friendship. I felt like I had known him forever. He was just that way. His smile was contagious and we talked about his Wife, his Kids and Grand kids often. He was always so proud of them. He was a Great Programmer and even though we never worked on the same project, I enjoyed sharing coding tips with him. He was always willing to share his knowledge. He was a fun guy and I will miss him (and his smile) forever.


Nancy Hayes posted on 11/24/11

Dear Nancy, I was sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I only met him once, but I admired him for letting you come to be a Guest Service Missionary at the Conference Center. It was there that I had the privilege of learning the ropes from you. I loved your personality and your love of the gospel. I hope to see you again. I just returned from serving a mission in Vermont for a year and a half. I would like to return to serve again as a guest service missionary. I hope to see you there. It is difficult to lose a loved one. It has been 6 years since my husband passed. The hurt does diminish. My love and sympathy iand prayers are with you. Love,. Nancy Hayes


Bruce & Joyce Hartman posted on 11/23/11

Dear Nancy,We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting him, we know that you and Jim shared a common bond of love andfriendship.You are blessed by your Heavenly Father. You will one day be reunited in Heaven with Jim. He is there now, and looks forward to the great reunionwith you and your family.Please let us know how we can help you through this difficult time.Love,Bruce and Joyce Hartman


Brad Larsen posted on 11/23/11

I worked with Jim for about 10 years at Hill. He was a genuinely nice guy. Fun to tlak to and very inquisitive and open about things. Exceedingly well met person.I think he left too soon. A very good person to have around.


Ron Brabec posted on 11/23/11

Dear Nancy,I'm so sorry you have lost your husband, friend and soul mate. May you find strength and comfort in your memories of Jim and in your faith.Your friend, Ron


Dr. Jeff Wheeler posted on 11/23/11

Nancy,As you know I did not Jim very well but you and I go way back to grade school. I just wanted you to know how sad I was to hear of Jim's passing and that my prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless,Jeff


Peter Johnson posted on 11/22/11

I met Jim nearly 5 years ago, when he called upon me to fix his computer. "Something happened to it.." Yes, it had.. but all through that little trouble, and every day I saw him since, he always had a ready smile, a twinkle in his eye, and a deep and abiding love for his Nancy.We'll all miss you Jim.


Quinn DeFriez posted on 11/22/11

I enjoyed working with Jim. He was a friendly person who always seemed to have a smile and enjoyed to laugh. He was thoughtful. He made sure that the plant in the front office was watered and taken care of. He talked highly of his family and grand kids. I enjoyed listening to his stories. He will truly be missed.Quinn


Jay Johnson posted on 11/22/11

Jim is a great guy enjoyed working with him since 2004. Had many good times talking sports Utes, Aggies, Wildcats poking fun at BYU during rivalry time. After he retired had a great time having lunch with him and Jared at his home or at the Hill AF Golf Course. Every month or so. He will be missed!