Obituary of William Hallie Delaney
Bill was born in Caldwell, Idaho on August 3rd, 1939. He grew up in Walla Walla, Washington where he went to grade and high school. Upon graduating from high school, he attended Washington State University and graduated with a degree in Economics and Mathematics. Shortly thereafter he entered the United States Army as a second lieutenant and was stationed in Germany overseeing the Nike Hercules Missile Station in Quirnheim.
While in Germany he met his beloved wife, Irmgard. They were married for 57 glorious years. They have five children—Stella, Rene’, Monika, Nicole and Elisabeth. Bill went to The Language Institute in Monterey, California to learn Vietnamese and subsequently served as a Captain in the Vietnam conflict as an advisor. His last year in the service, Bill taught military and diplomatic history at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. He separated from the army after seven years to be with his family, having reached the rank of Major within six years. After separating from the service, he was an executive vice president in the electronics industry for many years until his retirement.
Bill and Irma settled in Saratoga, California where they lived for 22 years. After retiring in 1999, they moved to Camino, California and bought a home on “Apple Hill” where they lived for another 22 years. Due to his oxygen deficiency, they had to move to lower elevations establishing a home in Carmel, California.
Bill is survived by his wife, five children, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. ~He will be dearly missed by all~
Funeral Services will be held at Mission Mortuary and Memorial Park located at 450 Camino El Estero, Monterey, California, 93940 at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20th, 2023. Reception immediately following services in Carmel, California (location to be disclosed at service).
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