Forbes, N.D.: Delbert G. Moore, 79, of Forbes died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
He was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Ellendale, N.D., to Glenn and Alice (Peterson) Moore. Delbert was raised on the Moore ranch near Forbes.
Delbert graduated from North Dakota State University in 1954, with a bachelor of science degree in animal and range sciences. He furthered his education by receiving a master of science in animal genetics from Oklahoma State University in 1956.
During his time at NDSU, he was a member of Alpha Zeta Farmhouse fraternity. One of his most proud achievements was his 30-year record for the 220-yard dash in 21.1 seconds and a two-year record for the 100-yard dash in 9.6 seconds. He finished third at the national track meet in the 100-yard dash.
During his life, he received many awards from NDSU, including the Agricultural Achievement Award, and in 1976, Delbert was inducted into the Bison Hall of Fame. In 2000, he was awarded the Harvest Bowl Agra Business of the Year award.
He was past president of the North Dakota Stockman's Association from 1973 to 1975. He was one of only 15 awarded the N.D. Stockman Top Hand Award and was one of the oldest living past N.D. Stockman presidents and one of the youngest when he served. He was awarded the Lifetime Honorary member award.
Among some of Del's greatest accomplishments were his involvement in the repeal of the personal property tax in 1969, reform of the real property tax (he wrote the first part of that law), the establishment and location of the Central Grasslands Station in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the initiation of agricultural use valuation in 1981.
A few of his other leadership roles included: Chairman of the N.D. Range Advisory Committee, president of N.D. Chapter Society for Range Management, member of N.D. Beef Commission, chairman of Central Grassland Station Advisory Committee, chairman of NDSA Research Committee, director of N.D. Township Officer Association, member of the Executive Committee of the N.D. Ag Coalition, and vice chairman of the NDSA Tax and Credit Committee.
He was a member of Extension Service and was honored to receive the annual Friend of Extension Award. He was supervisor and past president of the Dickey County Township Officers Association, a member of Dickey County Livestock Association, a member of Lorraine Township Board for 25 years, and founding member of the Dickey Rural Water Board for 15 years.
At the time of his death, he was a partner with his brother Donald and nephew Scott Moore in a ranch and feedlot operation known as Glenn W. Moore & Sons. The family ranch was established by Moore's grandfather in 1912.
Del met Ardoth Montgomery in Ellendale. They were married May 30, 1973, at the United Methodist Church in Oakes. Ardy worked as a registered nurse at the Ellendale Nursing Home. She enjoyed and supported Del's career in the cattle industry.
Del enjoyed being with his family, ranching, reading, photography, politics and serving the state of North Dakota. He was still very involved with NDSU up until his death.
Delbert is survived by his grateful and loving family: daughter, Candice Eberhart (Mark Eberhart) of Duluth, Minn.; two sons: Terry Minard (Brenda Minard) of Fargo, N.D., and Chuck (Karen) Minard of Westport; grandchildren: Samuel Eberhart, Katherine Eberhart, Mike Minard, Jason Minard, Austin Minard and Jared Minard; his brother, Donald (Jane) Moore; nephew, Scott Moore; niece, Heidi (Jim) Schmidt; his sister, Helen (Pete) Hoyt Rosman; and nephews: Thomas Robertson, Will (Elizabeth) Robertson, and Robert Hoyt.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ardoth; his parents: Glenn and Alice Moore; grandparents: Dallas and Emma Moore and Carrie and Jens Peterson.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Hoven Funeral Chapel in Ellendale, with Pastor Galen Sylvester officiating.
Visitation will be 2-6:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m., Friday at Hoven Funeral Chapel, and visitation one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Burial will be in Ellendale City Cemetery.
Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel of Ellendale.
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