Thell Delyn Black
August 26, 1931 ~ November 4, 2009
Thell Delyn Black passed away November 4, 2009 in Blanding, UT. He was born August 26, 1931 in Cortez, CO.
Thell spent many years on the Navajo Reservation as a trading post manager and owner. He loved the Blanding area and the Blue Mountains.
He was a member of Blanding Fifth Ward and really enjoyed the High Priest group.
He served in the Navy and was stationed in Japan. He loved the Utah Jazz and was known to try and coach them from his lazy chair.
He always had a joke or story to tell anyone he came in contact with. After leaving the reservation, he lived in Delta, UT and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cove Fort.
That was a great experience for him. He married Anna Jean Guymon and was sealed in the Mesa Temple. They were later divorced.
He is survived by his wife Nora, daughters LaVena DeSpain (Holbrook, AZ), Annie Black (Holbrook), Tawna (Jody) Damron (Gilbert, AZ), Connie (Michael) Johnson (Delta ,UT), son Robert (Lynne) Black (Holbrook), 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were held on November 7, 2009 in Blanding.