Dellbert Blyton

dellbert blyton
Dellbert was born December 8, 1937, in Wibaux, Montana to Oscar and Frances Blyton. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for six years. He retired from Texas Instruments after 25 years, began a new career with Southwest Airlines in 1997, and retired in 2008. Dellbert's focus in life was his family. He loved time with them at their summer home he named “The Mountain Top,” overlooking the small town where he grew up in the Rocky Mountains in Montana. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending weekends at their farm in Whitesboro, Texas. His hobby was collecting antique tractors and farm equipment. He was a member of the Arlington Antique Tractor Club, and participated in antique tractor shows in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. Dellbert will be remembered for his love of family and life. He is preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Albert and brother, Dick. Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Brenda Swaner Blyton; daughter, Delette Clifton; son, Derek Blyton and wife, Sunny; brothers, Donald, Robert, and David; grandchildren, Justin Clifton, Billy Clifton, Jr., Tyler Blyton, and Haylee Poteet; and a host of family and friends.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss, but know that his life was a wonderful one with you in it, Brenda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Unfortunately the DCMA Dallas management conference is next week and all of our management will be in Austin next week and unable to attend the service. Please know that we are with you in spirit and will be sending prayers of support.

    Susan Soule

  2. What can I say in a time like this? So i’m gonna go back to what Delbert and Brenda taught me as a kid as my second set of parents. Regretfully, I never told Delbert this but here goes. Thank you for teaching me to pray and know god, thank you for always being there for us as kids. The trips to the farm, the lake, our soccer coach, the bike trails on 303 or just putting up with Derek and I growing up will never be forgotten. You always hear in funerals about the dash between the dates, well, there is only one thing I can say and that is “THANK YOU” for bringing me along in that dash. I will never forget everything you and Brenda have both done for me and look forward to seeing you again soon. Jim

  3. Brenda,
    May you know that Del is with the Lord. May you find peace and comfort in the many years of memories that the two of you created and what blessings have transpired thoughout those years.

    My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart,
    and my portion for ever.
    Psalm 73:26

  4. My deepest condolences to the Blyton Family. I have had the privilege to work with Dellbert at Southwest Airlines for many years. He was a dedicated, hardworking and dependable person who loved his work and his family. He had many stories to tell us and was always available to help someone in need. He will truly be missed but I know that he is in a good place with the Lord. Dellbert, my friend, may you rest in peace.

  5. Brenda and family – We are so, so sorry for your loss. In the coming days we pray God will give you strength. In Revelations 21:4 (one of our favorite verses) it says, “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.” Anne Graham Lotz said ~One day, God Himself will take your face in His hands and gently wipe away your tears as He reassures you there will be no more suffering.~ May God give you peace today and gently wipe your tears knowing that Dell is no longer suffering.

  6. Brenda and Family,

    I am sadden by your loss of your loved one. My condolences to you Brenda and your family.

    Just keep in mind John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

    God Bless and I’ll keep you in my prayers

    Bob Valencia

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