Delillah Moulton Reynolds
Published 10:10 am Friday, January 27, 2017
Delillah Elaine Moulton-Reynolds was born March 21, 1936, on a farm near Aurora, Brookings County, South Dakota. Her parents were Lester J. And Trudie Hinton-Moulton.
Delillah attended Aurora Town School during her first and second grades. She attended Sunnyside Rural School, south of Elkton, in second through eighth grades. She graduated from the Elkton High School, Elkton, South Dakota, in 1954.
She graduated from the Stewart Hair Styling SchooI, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After her graduation, she purchased a hair styling salon in Elkton.
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She married Albert Willard in 1959. This marriage ended in divorce. Delillah returned to her parents’ home. At that time, her parents were having some medical problems and needed some assistance with the farm chores. She later moved her shop to the farm and arranged her appointments so she would be available to help her dad with his farm chores. She was also a cosmetic sales lady for the Avon Company.
Delillah assisted her parents with their farm operation for over 20 years, taking care of them through many illnesses. Larry, her brother, and his son Larry Jr., did the crop planting and harvesting.
After her parents’ death she took over the farm operation and became a full-time lady farmer. She continued to operate the dairy and also had sheep and goats. Delillah loved animals and treated them more like pets than future farm profit makers.
Delillah was very active in the First Baptist Church, in Elkton, South Dakota.
She taught Sunday school and Bible school classes and was active in the Ladies’ Aid Group.
In 1990 she married Thomas Reynolds, a neighbor. He had six children, four of whom were still in school, Terry, Terese ‘, Tashie, and Timon. The oldest daughter, Trista, was in college and the oldest boy, Thomas, was in the military at the time of their marriage. This was a happy day in Delillah’s life. She not only had a husband that she loved, but children whom she had long wished for. Delillah and Thomas each farmed their own farm land, but the family live in Delillah’s home.
After the children finished high school, they moved on to college and jobs. At that time, Thomas and Delillah decided to retire in Mississippi. They each rented out their farm and moved to Carson. Since Terry chose to help with the farm after he finished his education, he moved to Mississippi with them where they had purchased a hobby farm. He took care of their animals, and enjoyed gardening in which he gave away most of his produce to neighbors and friends.
Delillah went to meet her Heavenly Father Jan. 3, 2017. She was recovering from the amputation of her leg, due to diabetic complications. She was recovering from this surgery when complications set in and she passed away peacefully with her husband by her side.
Delillah leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Thomas, her stepchildren and step grandchildren Thomas Jr., his wife Rebecca and their children, Sonia and Thomas; Trista, her husband Mark Peitzman and their children, Trent and Lauryn; Terese’ and her husband, Jeffrey Anderson and their children Jenna, Wynter, and Brandon; Tashie and her husband, Jeremy Wehnnan and their children, Cade and Ben; and Timon and his wife Kari and their children Bree, Zoe, and Ian. She is also survived by her sister and family, Jackie and her husband Harland Haug, their sons Ted and Kaye Haug, and Rev. Tony and Marcia Haug, and their children, Tasha, Tiffany, and Titus Haug; and many nieces, nephews, and their children, and a sister-in-law, Juanita Moulton.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Lester and Trudie Moulton; her brother Larry Moulton and his wife Alice; her brother Thomas Moulton and a step-son, Terry Reynolds.
The funeral services will be at the Elkton South Dakota Baptist Church, not determined at this time.