The three were recognized during the SDSU Cooperative Extension Service's annual conference Oct. 19 in Brookings.
Virginia Delvaux, Vermillion, retired in October 2004 from her position as Clay County Extension educator for youth development and 4-H. A native of Iroquois, Delvaux earned her bachelor of science degree from South Dakota State University in 1972 in home economics/child development-extension. She received her master of arts degree from the University of South Dakota in 1991 in educational administration-adult and higher education. From 1972-75, she served as SDSU's area Extension home economist for Bennett, Jackson, Washabaugh, and Haakon counties. She went on to work as area Extension home economist for Day and Marshall counties from 1975-85. From 1985 to 2004 she worked as Extension educator in Clay County.
Delores Henderson retired in April 2005 from her position as Clark County Extension educator/family and consumer sciences. A Willow Lake native, Henderson earned her bachelor of science degree from South Dakota State University in 1971 in home economics education. She taught home economics from 1972-77 in Wakonda and Philip. In 1977 she joined SDSU Cooperative Extension as secretary in the Mellette County Extension Office.
That same year she became area home economist for Todd, Mellette, and Jones counties. She became Clark County Extension educator for family and consumer sciences in 1980.
Lorne Tilberg, now of Mitchell, retired in March 2005 from his position as Marshall County Extension educator/livestock. A native of Ethan, Tilberg earned his bachelor of science degree from South Dakota State University in animal husbandry in 1961. He farmed near Mitchell until 1984, when he accepted the job as Marshall County Extension educator.