In the early ‘80’s I worked with Del in the KING TV Sales department. We scheduled commercials. One of the accounts I worked on always had last minute revisions which meant he had to make a change to the log by hand. The paper to process the change was a dark yellow color so it wouldn’t get mixed up with all the other paper forms. Del gave me the nickname of “Heather Golden-rod-e-oh”. It was a perfect nickname- just like his steady and organized personality. I’m proud to have worked with him and will remember him fondly. – Heather Thompson
Del was an advisor to Explorer Post 72 on Queen Anne. I was in the post from 1960-1964. The post’s specialty was mountaineering and I will always remember him leading the post on climbs in the North Cascades and Olympics. A great role leader and friend. I am saddened by his passing. – Jim Francis
I met Del when I was the first female district executive of the Aurora District of the Chief Seattle Council of Seattle in the 1990s. He was so nice to me and supportive of my role within the Boy Scouts. I have fond memories of Del and how he helped me with the beginning of my career. – Kara Roth
I met Del Loder in 1969, and became at 16 years of age a professional Boy Scout. I learned a lot from Del, about Scouting, about life, about myself. Lessons learned then that I still live by and teach to other willing to learn. I met some of my best life-long friends while in OA.
Del I wish you were still here! – Bill Hanlin