OBITUARY

Gaylord Martin DuPont

November 16, 1935May 2, 2018

GAYLORD MARTIN DUPONT, November 16, 1935 - May 2, 2018 Gaylord Martin DuPont of Spokane, Washington, died peacefully at home at the age of 82 after a 2 1/2 year extended illness. Gaylord was born and raised in Cochranton, Pennsylvania and lived there until 1970. He was one of five children born to the late Preston & Erma DuPont and was the beloved husband of Beverly (Linton) DuPont for 64 years. Gaylord will forever be remembered by his brother, Jim DuPont and sister, Janet Tinkler (husband, Danny); children Kathy (DuPont) Belch (husband Jon) and Chuck DuPont (wife Jody); beloved grandchildren, Stephanie Stone, Dallas Belch, Brynn DuPont, Rachael Belch & Sara Fossum; treasured great-grandchildren, Nikki Stone, Carter, Corbin & Chase Belch and Riley Baum. He is preceded in death by his parents, Preston & Erma DuPont, brothers, Dale & Larry DuPont and precious granddaughter, Michelle Joy Belch. Gaylord was a skilled mechanical draftsman and carpenter. Gaylord & Beverly moved to Three Hills, Alberta, Canada to attend Prairie Bible College for Bible training in 1970. They spent 10 years in Papua, Indonesia as house parents to missionary children then moved to Spokane in 1984. While living in Spokane, he worked at Gus Johnson Ford, BMC West in the door shop and then retired from driving school bus for children with disabilities for District 81 at the age of 78. He loved hunting, fishing and golfing, but his greatest love and joy were his family. Gaylord touched the lives of many people in his quiet way with his generosity, willingness to help others at a moment’s notice and faithfulness to His Lord and to his family. He was a true example of the hands and feet of Christ's love in his daily interaction with those he met. A memorial service to celebrate Gaylord’s life will be held at Northview Bible Church, Spokane, Washington on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kindred Care Hospice, 22820 E. Appleway Ave, Liberty Lake, WA 99019 in memory of Gaylord DuPont.

  • FAMILY

  • Gaylord was one of five children born to the late Preston & Erma DuPont and was the beloved husband of Beverly (Linton) DuPont for 64 years. Gaylord will forever be remembered by his brother, Jim DuPont and sister, Janet Tinkler (husband, Danny); children Kathy (DuPont) Belch (husband Jon) and Chuck DuPont (wife Jody); beloved grandchildren, Stephanie Stone, Dallas Belch, Brynn DuPont, Rachael Belch & Sara Fossum; treasured great-grandchildren, Nikki Stone, Carter, Corbin & Chase Belch and Riley Baum. He is preceded in death by his parents, Preston & Erma DuPont, brothers, Dale & Larry DuPont and precious granddaughter, Michelle Joy Belch.

Services

  • Memorial Celebration Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Gaylord Martin DuPont

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