DeLoy and Betty Anderson were recently announced as the grand marshals of the 2018 Wellington City Pioneer Days parade.
DeLoy was born in 1930 in Carbon County to Ralph and Effie Branch Anderson. DeLoy’s mother, Effie Banch Anderson Liddle, was a Daughter of the Utah Pioneers of the Wellington Log Cabin Camp. He was raised in Price and went to school there until the 10th grade when he joined the navy.
DeLoy was active in scouting from the time we was 12 years old and after the navy, he served as a scout assistant and later as a scout master. In 1944, he was awarded the Silver Beaver award. He served in scouting for 45+ years and loved every minute of it.
Also after the navy, he attended two years of college in Price, graduating with an Associate of Science degree.
Betty was born in 1933 in Albia, Iowa to Thomas and Hazel Beitel Earney. At the age of 10, her father took a job in a coal mine in Hiawatha, Utah. In 1943, he moved his family there to be with him.
DeLoy and Betty met each other and later in March of 1951 in Hiawatha, they were married. They made their home in Price but later moved to Long Beach, Calif. Within 5 1/2 years, they have four daughters: Carolyn, Terry, JoAnne and Sherry. They live in California for about 17 years and in the summer of 1973, they moved back to Wellington and built their home.
DeLoy worked for Long Beach City Parks Department and Parking Meter with Long Beach Police Department.
In Price, he work for Cypress-Plateau Mining for about 17 years. Later, he took a locksmith course and that became a full time job, one he especially enjoyed until the day he retired.
Betty helped DeLoy build their home in Wellington by pounding nails, shingling the roof, bricking around the house and installing rock on their fireplace. She also helped mud walls, paint and sew to make their home as beautiful as possible.
With four daughters, Betty was busy making their clothes. She went to beauty school in Long Beach to learn to take care of their hair. Later, she opened a small beauty shop in her home.
Betty loves to sew and has made many quilts and table runners for family and friends.
They both love working together, serving in the church and the community.
They treasure their many friendships and relationships that they have made over the many years.
They love living among the good people of Wellington.