Deloy Spencer honored with AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award

L to R: Stephanie Wilson – RSVP Coordinator, Charity Rowberry – Weber County RSVP Director, Deloy Spencer, Dennis Guse – Hill Aerospace Museum Director

Deloy Spencer was recognized as a Utah Senior Corps Service Award recipient in February 2020.  Deloy has been an RSVP volunteer since November 1991 and serves with the Weber, Morgan, Box Elder RSVP program.  He has served all 28 years at the Hill Aerospace Museum.  During his almost three decades of service he has volunteered more than 13,611 hours at the museum. He helped start the Museum’s Educational Outreach Program, as well as the “Plane Talk” program.

Deloy was born in rural Escalante, Utah in the 1930s and grew up farming.  He joined the US Air Force after graduating from high school where he was assigned as a Dental Assistant during the Korean War.  He then taught history at Weber High School for 28 years.  

He and his wife raised seven children and have 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  In the past his hobbies included hunting and fishing, but these days as an octogenarian he loves reading, traveling, and the Hill Aerospace Museum.  

He has received the Hill Air Force Base Angel Award, Utah State Museum Volunteer of the Year and Weber County Silver Bowl Award.

Congratulations and thank you, Deloy, for your significant contribution to the Weber County and Hill Air Force Museum community!

About RSVP

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. RSVP volunteers use the skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities in their community.  These opportunities may include delivering home-delivered meals, tutoring and mentoring youth, renovating homes, preparing for and responding to natural disasters, and protecting the environment.  Volunteer commitments range from a few hours to 40 hours per week.

The Weber, Morgan, Box Elder RSVP program run by Weber Human Services is one of eight RSVP programs in Utah.  To get involved with a Senior Corps program in your area, you can visit this website. To find out more about national service and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers national service programs including AmeriCorps State, please visit this website.