Posted 6/19/19 (Wed)
Deloris O. (Tiegs) Denzine was born on May 14, 1927, in Croft, N.D., to John W. and Martha (Veeder) Tiegs. She was the eighth child of 11 children. Deloris grew up in McKenzie County, N.D. She moved to Fairview, N.D., where she met Cliff Denzine whom she married on February 21, 1948. Their wedding took place at Lonsdale Methodist church in Sidney, Mont.
She worked as a waitress, and made enough tips to pay for their home - a 14 foot travel trailer. Her employment history included 6 years at Jerry’s Market, and later at Yellowstone Mercantile.
In 1966, Deloris and Cliff moved to Springfield, Ore. Here, they began foster parenting newborn babies. The babies were then adopted out at 6-8 months old. Deloris and Cliff accounted for a total of 94 babies over the years.
One of her most cherished hobbies, during her older years, was to purchase “Stuffed” animals and donate them to children’s hospitals.
Deloris is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cliff; daughter, Lori; and nine of her siblings.
Deloris is survived by her daughter, Jeannie ( Dale) Hawkins of Warner Robins, Ga.; sister, Alva Joy Larson of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Deloris went to be with the Lord on Jan. 29, 2019, with family at her bedside.