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Delila Betty Wild

November 15, 1938 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 80)

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Delila Betty Wild, 80

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Delila Betty Wild, 80, of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, formerly a life-time Silver Valley resident, passed away October 4, 2019 at the Schneidmiller Hospice House of Coeur d’ Alene.  She was born November 15, 1938 at the family home of Cataldo, Idaho; Delila was the daughter of Elmer E. and Evelyn (Ledford) Kitchen.

Delila attended schools in Kingston.  She was united in marriage to George H. Wild on October 30, 1957 in Coeur d’ Alene; George passed away in January of 2001.

Delila was a cosmetologist. In 1975, she opened a beauty shop in her home in Kingston and was a  hairdresser and a wonderful friend to many for fifteen years.  After moving to Post Falls in 1992, she drove school bus and cooked at the Falls Christian Academy of Post Falls.

Delila was a member of the Real Life Ministries of Pinehurst; she had also served as a clerk for driver license testing in the Silver Valley.

Delila dearly loved her family and she especially enjoyed being a grandmother and a great-grandmother; she rarely missed attending her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting events.  She also enjoyed gardening and roses, cooking, sewing, crocheting and was an avid reader especially her bible- she was a true prayer warrior and would put her heart and soul into praying for people.

Delila is survived by five children Arlene (Gary) Tribbett of Tacoma, Washington, Terri Seymour of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Tim Wild of Spokane, Washington, Tina St. Clair of Osburn, Idaho and Steve (Donnet) Wild of Post Falls, Idaho; ten grandchildren Gary, Nicole, Laura, Steve, Brianne, Sammy, Chad, Zack, Dakota and Dalton; seven great-grandchildren; she is also survived by Nancy Nelson of Spokane, Washington who was like a daughter to Delila; four sisters Delta, Pam, Darlene and Theresa; numerous nieces and nephews.  Delila was preceded in death by her father Elmer and her brother Dewellyn who were both killed in the Sunshine Mine Fire in 1972; her mother Evelyn, her husband George Wild, two other brothers Delmar and Dwight, and one sister Dorothy.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M., at the Silver Valley Worship Center of Smelterville, Idaho; a reception/luncheon will be held at the Kellogg Elks following services.  Interment will be held at the Osburn Day Cemetery of Osburn, Idaho.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Real Life Ministries, 10 S. Division Street, Pinehurst, Idaho 83850 or to the Schneidmiller Hospice House, 2290 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho 83815.  The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for the love and care that was given to Delila and her family by the staff of the Scheidmiller House.

Delila was a very special, caring and loving woman who will be so greatly missed by her family and friends; we all will especially miss her precious smile and warm hugs. You may share your memories and sign Delila’s guest book at


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Funeral Service
October 12, 2019

11:00 AM
Silver Valley Worship Center, Smelterville

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