Delbert Ronald Harger
December 25, 1949 ~ October 5, 2023
Delbert Ronald Harger, 73 of Greenbrier, TN Departed into the Loving Arms of Jesus, on the morning of October 5th 2023 at Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center, in Nashville, TN
As a Loving Husband, Del and Carol had a dream of living out their last years as residents of Tennessee, exploring the surrounding areas and experiencing the Southern Charm. It was cut short for Del as he had a serious fall from the moving truck on Sat. Sept. 23rd. the day after the closing of their new home. Del spent the next 13 days fighting for his life, with a broken wrist, head injury, brain bleed, fractured pelvis, and heart complications.
His brother-in-law Gary Hamacher, Grandson Jacob Walker, Granddaughter Emily Wolfe and daughter Raelene Hayes came to his bedside right after the accident happened. Del was continuously held in prayer by so many people, far too many to list. Pastor Dean Grotzke was able to Facetime Del and say final prayers over him just before he passed from this earthly life to meet Jesus.
Surrounded by his loving wife, Carol, Granddaughter, Emily Wolfe, Close family friends, Theresa and Nick Moran, and their daughter, Tori Price, Del took his final and very peaceful breaths while being caressed, kissed, and loved on by Carol. There was Gospel music playing softly as well as favorite songs of his and Carol’s by the Righteous Brothers.
The outpouring of love towards Del and Carol has been incredible. From old friends to new friends, love has poured in. The amazing support from their new neighborhood, Westbrook Place has truly been indescribable. From outdoor prayer circles surrounding the home, to over 30 neighbors gathering to support Carol on the night of Del’s passing. A special thank you to the area pastors: Don Sensing, Brother Rick Burton, Paster Paul Royalty and Pastor Randy Harmon and Chaplin Rita Hays.
Del was born in Mooreland, OK. to Marjorie Harris and Lotice Harger. He grew up in Denver and California and graduated from Glendora High School in 1968, As a High Schooler he worked for Alpha Beta, in the produce department. Del had degrees from Lake Washington Technical College for Drafting and a Bachelor’s Degree for Nursing.
Marrying his Wife of 53 years on Nov. 6, 1969 in Las Vegas, Nevada they moved to Washington State in Nov. 1975.
Del started his career in the printing business as a pressman. Working at Treasure Chest in Glendora CA. then Taylor Publishing in Covina, CA. Moving to Washinton state in Nov. 1975 his career took him to Northshore Publishing in Bothell WA and then to Diamond Publishing in Kent WA. His last printing position was at Snohomish Publishing where in 1982 had a serious accident almost losing his left hand. After 3 surgeries and going back to school to become a drafter, he hired on at The Boeing Company in Everett, WA. Retiring after 30 years on Dec. 30, 2014 as a Technical Designer.
The following May 8, 2015 Del had a serious near fatal fall, being airlifted to Harbor View Hospital in Seattle, breaking his neck in 5 places and a serious brain bleed. He was told by several doctors at this trauma hospital he should be dead from this fall, or at least be a paraplegic. God gave Del a miracle and completely healed him. Our God is Good all the Time.
Del and Carol lived in their Snohomish home for 47 years and he was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Everett. Being a man of God, Del served as a Deacon and Head Usher. Del enjoyed his involvement in Awana and Vacation Bible School ministries. Del also served on a Men’s Mission Team helping men with personal items and basic needs after coming out of prison.
Del loved his tools and enjoyed doing all the maintenance and repairs on his home. He took pride in his yard and pool. Del and Carol enjoyed traveling and one of his favorite locations was Aruba and he and Carol tried to take an annual Anniversary trip for the last 10 years.
Del was preceded in death by his brother Richard, Parents Lotice and Marjorie Harger, his Aunt Marjorie Todd and his beloved In Laws, Delmar and Rosanne Hamacher.
He is survived by his Wife, Carol, daughters Shanna, Raelene and Grandchildren Jacob, Grace, Abby, Daniel, and Emily. Siblings Roy, Fred, Juanita, Gary and Olga.
Services and Reception will be held Saturday, November 11th at 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. 3332 Colby Ave, Everett WA 98201.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…