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Bill Jay Delap

November 3, 1931 ~ April 4, 2017 (age 85)

Bill J. Delap, 85, of Hudson, Colorado, passed away in his home on
Tuesday April 4, 2017.

A memorial service in his honor will be held @ 1:30 PM, Saturday, April
15th at Erlinger's Funeral Home, 806 Denver, Avenue, Fort Lupton,

Bill was born November 3, 1931 in Paola, Kansas to Kelly and Pauline
Delap. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1954 with a
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. Bill was  Military
Intelligence Specialist in the Army and was awarded the National Defense
Service and Good Conduct Medals.  On February 21, 1957 he married the
former Angela Ellen Irwin in Liberal, Kansas and were married for 53
years until her passing in January of 2010. Bill was a third generation
Oil& Gas Industry expert and worked his entire career at Panhandle
Eastern Pipeline Company until he retired at the age of 55 in 1986
having accomplished the oversight and pioneering of the many natural gas
pipelines throughout the DJ Basin of Colorado and several production
field in Wyoming. After his retirement Bill formed 4-D Triangle
Company,LLC to continue the pursuit of consulting and producing mineral
interests in the Colorado Oil & Gas Industry. Bill's interests included
downhill snow skiing, hunting, camping, gardening with his wife and
spending time with his growing family.

Bill is continued by his son, Deven Kelly Delap,Sr., and his daughter
Dawn Denise Goard (Delap).
Bill has 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Deven SR. and his wife Sherril have three sons, Deven Jr. and his wife
Elizabeth, with their children Jorden, Michael, Meela and Morgen, Jason,
and Justin and his wife Lindy with their children Leah and Jaxson
Dawn and her husband Jeff have one daughter and two sons, Angela, Jake
and Zachary

Bill was a patriot and was active in many civic areas including the Weld
County Clerk to Board, NSPE, Brighton Chamber of Commerce and Veteran
Organizations. Memorial Donations to Paralyzed Veterans Of America may
be made in Bill's name at

 Service Information

Memorial Service
April 15, 2017

1:30 PM
Erlinger Funeral Home
806 Denver Ave
Fort Lupton, CO 80621

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