January 05, 2023

Delbert Dean Westfall, age 87, of Castle Rock, Colo. passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. “Del” or “Wes” (as he was called by family and friends) was born at home May 13, 1935 in Genoa, Colo. to Everett and Gladys (Seymour) Westfall. He was the youngest of 10 children and was the last to join his parents, sisters and brothers in heaven. He grew up in Genoa where he loved and excelled at playing basketball, baseball and football all through his childhood, high school and college. He graduated from Genoa High School in 1954 then went on to college in La Junta, Colo. Wes met his wife of 63 years, Sylvia Dutro of Hugo, Colo. in 1958 and they married August 9, 1959. They had four children, Keith, Jodie, Galen and Robyn. In 1965 he moved his family from Genoa to Castle Rock. He was a cattle rancher for 35 years while also working a full-time job. He retired from Molycorp in 1992 after 25 years. Del was young at heart and a very hardworking, strong, loving and caring man. His family meant everything to him and he meant everything to us. Over the years Wes enjoyed collecting baseball cards, playing poker, writing in his journal everyday, reading, fishing, and spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

He also enjoyed a good road trip, driving countless times to visit family in California, and visiting national parks. His favorite place to visit was Yellowstone National Park. Wes is preceded in death by his son, Galen Westfall. He will be forever missed by his wife Sylvia (Dutro) Westfall; his children, Keith Westfall, Jodie Irvine, and Robyn Westfall (Robbie); his 7 grandchildren, Jasmine Dalto (Aaron), Parker Irvine (Shelbi), Kaden Irvine, Samuel Campitelli, Jessica Westfall, Molly Westfall, and Marissa Westfall; 7 great- grandchildren, Riley Dalto, Luca Dalto, Bodie Dalto, Payton Irvine, Raif Irvine, Maiv Irvine, Dimitri Richardson; in-laws, Alona and Ralph Johnson, Carl and Brenda Dutro and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will forever live in our hearts. Rest peacefully. We’ll meet again. We love you. A public service for Wes will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at: Castle Rock First United Methodist Church, 1200 South Street, Castle Rock, Colo. 80104. A live-stream is also available on YouTube and Facebook by searching ‘Castle Rock First United Methodist Church’. After the service, the interment of his ashes will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock followed by a luncheon at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Kirk Hall building. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Westfall family