Delores (Parks) Pitman returned peacefully to her heavenly home on March 7, 2017. Delores is survived by her devoted and beloved husband, Marvin Joseph Pitman, and her six children, Diane (Burt), Robert, Linda (Olsen), Julie (Leidich), Kathleen Ambrose, and Gary. The viewing will be held at Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho on Sunday March 12, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The family will also greet friends at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Alameda Stake Center, 930 East Alameda Road, Pocatello prior to funeral services at 11:00 a.m. The interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery on Hwy 39, near Snake River High School.
Delores is the daughter of Rulon and Martha Parks. She was born July 31, 1930, in Riverside, Idaho. The family moved to Moreland when Delores was a young girl. She grew up with five brothers and two sisters. Delores attended and graduated from Blackfoot High School and then attended Idaho State College where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school for several years before serving a proselyting mission in the Argentina Buenos Aires Mission for the LDS Church. One of her companions was Margaret Williams (Lapray) from the Thomas area. Upon her return she taught school in Pocatello, Idaho and married Marvin Pitman on December 30, 1958 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple. She then raised her family in Idaho, living in Pocatello, Dietrich, Rupert, Chubbuck, and finally Pocatello.
Delores was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served as Relief Society President and in Relief Society presidencies for several wards. She also served as Primary President and taught seminary. One of her most noted callings was gospel doctrine teacher.
As a retired couple, Delores and Marvin served a Church Service Mission at the LDS Institute at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. They also served in the Idaho Falls Temple as ordinance workers for eleven years. Delores enjoyed flowers and gardening, travel, cooking and sewing. She used her talents in humanitarian service and teaching in the Idaho State Literacy Program. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Marvin and the family wish to express their appreciation and love for all those who have loved and encouraged Delores over her long and happy life. We miss you, our beloved wife and mother.