Obituaries

William Rodda
D: 2017-10-13
View Details
Rodda, William
Elizabeth Zane
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Zane, Elizabeth
Hugh Dunn
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Dunn, Hugh
Jeanette Brick
D: 2017-10-06
View Details
Brick, Jeanette
Danny Bachuss
D: 2017-10-06
View Details
Bachuss, Danny
Duane Foster,Sr.
B: 1936-12-02
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Foster,Sr., Duane
James Bice
B: 1948-04-09
D: 2017-10-02
View Details
Bice, James
Richard Baldwin
B: 1922-07-06
D: 2017-09-27
View Details
Baldwin, Richard
Eric Held
D: 2017-09-26
View Details
Held, Eric
Bonnie Steitle
B: 1946-06-24
D: 2017-09-18
View Details
Steitle, Bonnie
Alvina Smith
D: 2017-09-16
View Details
Smith, Alvina
Billy Brown
B: 1952-12-30
D: 2017-09-13
View Details
Brown, Billy
Theodor Hueffed Jr.
D: 2017-09-12
View Details
Hueffed Jr., Theodor
Lusie Weber
B: 1949-10-02
D: 2017-09-10
View Details
Weber, Lusie
Thomas Black
D: 2017-09-09
View Details
Black, Thomas
Shane Clark
D: 2017-09-03
View Details
Clark, Shane
Bronson McDonald
D: 2017-09-01
View Details
McDonald, Bronson
Donald Kimes
D: 2017-09-01
View Details
Kimes, Donald
James Collins
D: 2017-08-29
View Details
Collins, James
Nellie Borst
B: 1932-01-31
D: 2017-08-28
View Details
Borst, Nellie
Evelyn LaChambre
D: 2017-08-23
View Details
LaChambre, Evelyn

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Darlene Guerdette can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Darlene Guerdette

Darlene Guerdette
— Darlene Renee Guerdette, 69, of Missoula, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 of natural causes.

Darlene was born on Sept. 13, 1947 in Minot, North Dakota to Charles Guerdette and Ruby (Nelson) Guerdette.

In her early years, Darlene lived in Minot, Fairbanks and Las Vegas, but Montana and more so, Missoula soon became home for the rest of her life. She held pride in being the last graduating class, (’65) from Missoula County High School. With a ’66 Mustang and enrollment in a nursing program, her childhood dreams were unfolding.

In 1969 Darlene's first and only child, Michael was born. The two lived with her father, Charles, "Pa", until he passed away in '75 at the age of 58. She worked hard raising Michael, continuing education and working full time as an ICU/CCU nurse at St. Patrick's Hospital. She took on temporary employment at Nursing Homes and Labelle's/Best to make ends meet or when Christmas was near. When Michael left for the Navy, she finished her degree and became an RN in the Emergency Department at Community Hospital where she also enjoyed ambulance nursing for a short time.

Her life was full of hobbies including ceramics, cooking, dancing, knitting, sewing. She took great pride in umpiring girls little league and teaching aerobics, with the motto, "If a fat girl can do it, you can to!" She was a devoted animal lover and stray meant nothing since any wayward animal on her property immediately had a loving home.

Darlene had many names; she was a sister, (Sis), to Jerry, Auntie Dar to Kelly and Darlin Dar, (or simply "Dar") to many. But it was 1995 when her most cherished title was unveiled and "Grandma Dar" was created, with her email and license plate proudly reflecting who she was.

Darlene's career, activities and loving nature touched so many. Her loss will be felt near and far for decades.

As Ma B. would say "goodbye" means "God be with you"!

So, Goodbye Darlene, you will be missed!

We Love You,

Everyone

Funeral service will be held July 8, 2017 at First Lutheran Church at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck reception.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the First Lutheran Church honorarium.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos