DelMar (Del) Fred Schick, 74, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away July 15, 2001 after a short illness. He was surrounded by his loving family as he peacefully left this life.
Del was born Aug 6, 1926 in SLC to Fred Daniel Schick and Florence Elizabeth Stauffer. He had an ideal childhood growing up in Copperton, UT. He graduated from Bingham High School where he was student body president. He was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II for two years. At the University of Utah, Del played halfback in football and centerfield for the base-ball team. His love of athletics and children continued as he became head football and baseball coach at Bingham HS in1954. He also coached basketball and began the wrestling program at Bingham.
Del married the love of his life, Maxine Hiskey Aug 2, 1958. Together they raised a family of four children. Del was the most warm, loving and caring husband and father imaginable. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in numerous callings.
In 1964, Del moved to Hillcrest HS and in 1970 became principal. He served his beloved "Huskies" for 17 years until his retirement in 1987. Upon his retirement, the football stadium was named for him. He is a member of the Utah Sports Hall of Fame and has numerous professional achievements as an administrator and coach. Del had an abiding love for his students, athletes and friends.
Del is survived by his wife, Maxine; and children, Ron Schick, Julie (Bill) Paulos, Jan (Brent) Beckstead, Ryan (LouAnna) Schick, and Jennifer (Jared) Hill. Del saved his most enduring love for his 14 grandchildren, Jason, Shana, Jon, and Dustin Schick, Sarah and Nicholas Paulos, Arin, Clayton, Zachary and Alex Beckstead, Tyler, Talin and Tara Schick, and Tanner Hill. He has been a perfect example of how to live a life full of love and commitment. He was the ideal Grandpa! Del is also survived by five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Maxene McNeilis. He has many loved nieces and nephews and numerous wonderful friends.
Services will be Wed. July 18, 11 a.m. in the Riverton South LDS Stake Center, 12681 S. 3600 W, Riverton. Friends and family may call at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State 6-8 p.m. Tues. July 17, and at the Stake Center Wed. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, West Jordan City Cemetery.