In Loving Memory of Delbert Gerald Benjamin: Delbert was called home on August 29, 2022. Delbert was born on April 21, 1954, to Haston and Elsie Benjamin at the old Cachel Dehe Reservation in Colusa Ca.
Delbert was a member of the Cachil Dehe Rancheria. He attended Princeton Elementary and High School.
Delbert had two passions in his life, his family and his baseball.
Delbert’s first passion was his family, spending time with them at the coast and camping in the mountains. Delbert enjoyed riding his Razor with Bevann down to the river and spending time with their dogs Cooper and Jake. He loved his dogs.
He always said a man’s best friend is his dog.
Delbert’s second passion was playing baseball and softball for the Braves, LP-Louisiana Pacific and GIR. Every weekend Delbert was playing softball somewhere in or out of the county. Delbert was an avid catcher for these teams, loved his softball and played throughout the years with the same team members. Delbert regarded his team mates as his other family, always talked about them, the good times they had together and shared much laughter and an abundance of memories.
Delbert worked as Maintenance Supervisor for the Cachil Dehe Rancheria for many years and retired from that current position in 2019 due to medical issues.
Delbert was very proud of his community and took great pride in the upkeep of his community.
Delbert is survived by his wife and the love of his life Bevann, daughters, Alison (Francisco) Amanda (David) Aimee (Manuel) 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Delbert is also survived by his tribal members whom many refer to as Uncle Del.
Delbert was proceeded into death by his father Haston Benjamin, mother Elsie Benjamin, brother Cecil Benjamin and sister Cheryl Ann Raglan.
Pallbearer: Carl Lavern Slaughter.
Graveside Services are planned for 11:00 AM at Maxwell Cemetery on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Services will be officiated by Germaine Burrows.
Following the services, a potluck celebration of Delbert’s life will be held at the Cachel Dehe Community Center at 3730 CA-45, in Colusa.■
PUBLISHED 09/29/2022 • COLUSA COUNTY PIONEER REVIEW #2022-0894