After a long fight with cancer, Darlene died at her daughter Laura's bedside, with family by her side.
Darlene was born in Chicago and earned her master's degree at University of Idaho, Moscow.
Her heart, though, took her to the Pacific Northwest.
She loved and cherished it's beauty and wildlife. Along with her husband, Dann, they became avid campers and wildlife enthusiast.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Dann, her two children Kaysa (Arjun) and Laura and four grandchildren Rishav, Sachin, Madeline and Millie.
She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Larry, Tom, Ric, Bill, Ellen, and Lisa.
She will be greatly missed by all.
Services are to be private.
Anyone wishing to contribute in Darlene's name to suport cancer research at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
Make checks payable to: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Mail to: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Mail Stop 45, P. O. Box 4000, Portland, OR 97208