It was a very sad time for all of us when we lost Darlene late this past summer. Darlene was truly an original…and she was the last of the Erstwhile Eight. A generation has passed and passed the torch on to those who follow. There is so much we have to thank our predecessors for…lives lived with honesty, integrity, strong moral and ethical stances, courage, sacrifice and love. They were a part of what Tom Brokaw described as “The Greatest Generation” because of all they endured and overcame. Certainly, Darlene, Dale, Don, Byron, Betty Mae, Dorothy, and Lois helped that generation earn that title.
Darlene – and all her brothers and sisters – will be missed greatly.
Our condolences to the family.