OBITUARY

Delores May Haldeman Perry

March 27, 1928February 19, 2013
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Delores May Perry, 84, passed away peacefully at home on February 19, 2013 after a short battle with brain cancer. Delores was born on March 27, 1928, on her family’s ranch in Dinuba, CA. She was the only child of Marshall Wright & Otral “Babe” Haldeman. She grew up in Dinuba and graduated from Dinuba High School in 1946. Following high school, she attended Visalia Junior College and during her time there she was introduced to her future husband, Walter Kent Perry, by mutual friends. On July 7, 1948, Kent & Delores snuck off to Las Vegas to get married, made a visit to the Hoover Dam, and then returned to their respective homes without the knowledge of either of their parents. Shortly thereafter Kent and Delores established their home in Visalia where they have lived since. Early on, Delores worked for an insurance company, followed by a job at a cotton gin. She then went on to work in data processing at the Tulare County Courthouse for 23 years until her retirement. Delores was an outgoing woman who was involved in many social activities. Some of her hobbies included dancing, traveling and playing cards. In fact, she helped start a ladies Bridge group that still continues to play over 50 years later. Along with her husband, she was a member of the Horseless Carriage Club, as they shared a mutual enjoyment of classic cars. Delores and Kent took many cruises and traveled to many places around the world, but one of her favorite places to spend time was her vacation home in Cayucos, CA. Delores was a woman of many talents, one of which she was best known for was being an expert seamstress. She made curtains and reupholstered furniture for her home & the homes of her family. One of her favorite things was sewing clothes for her grandchildren, including many years of making matching dresses for all of her granddaughters, especially for holidays. Above all, Delores will be remembered as an incredibly loving wife, mother and grandmother. She relished in spending time with her family and would always go out of her way to be there for them in any and every way possible. She even helped her granddaughter, Nicole, study every semester of the C.O.S Registered Nursing Program often arranging her schedule around “study time”. She was, and will continue to be, deeply loved by all of her family and friends and she will be missed every day. Delores was preceded in death by her parents, M. Wright and Otral Haldeman, her granddaughter, Kacey Perry, and her grandson-in-law, Steven Morgan. She is survived by her beloved husband, Walter Kent Perry; daughter, Sandra White and her husband Edgar; son, Norman Perry and his wife, Diana; five granddaughters, Carissa (White) Morgan, Heather White, Nicole Perry, Stefani Perry and Christie Perry; five great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Dylan, Garrett and McKenna Morgan, and Mason Perry Thomas; and one great-great grandson, Xander Gonzales. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Visalia Cemetery in the Pavilion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 25, 2013
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Delores May Haldeman Perry

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Connie Jones

February 28, 2013

Dear Kent and family, so sorry about hearing about Delores after the service I've thought about you so much this last few weeks after you call about Don . I will think of you both so dearly . She was a lovely person in side and out will be missed by everyone !!

Sandy White

February 28, 2013

This is not good bye but I will see you in heaven. I love you more than words can say. You taught some many things. The one that is so vivid is how in the last 6 weeks of your life you were so loving and thankful for all those of us who took care of you. You never had a bad thing to say and you were always kind. What a beautiful character trait you displayed. You will be FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS! I love you, Mom.

Dororhy & Jack Gothard

February 25, 2013

I am writing this while you are at the graveside service. I am with you in spirit and wishing I could be there with you in person. I am so grateful that we were able to see my dearest friend while she was aware that we were there. Thank you again Sandra and Edgar.

Delores was my closest friend and I will always miss her. It is very hard for me to believe that she is gone. I will never forget the good times we had together.

Janet Thomas

February 24, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Carissa Morgan

February 24, 2013

The kids & I love you more than words can express & we will miss you every day. So grateful for the legacy of love & family you left & for all the precious memories we have with you. You were the best grandma & we are so lucky to have had you in our lives. Rest in peace. You will always be in our hearts.

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