Ila Crossley Darrington, 97, passed away Saturday, October. 28, 2006, at Highland Estates. She was born April 21, 1909, in Mound Valley, Idaho, the fourth child of Lucy Bennett and Emanuel Crossley. Ila married Clifford Henry Darrington in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 16, 1937.
She graduated from Central High School as salutatorian in 1929. She earned a Smith Hughes degree in home economics from Utah State Agricultural College in 1933, an elementary teaching certificate from Albion Normal School in 1933, and a high school teaching certificate along with a minor in English from the University of Idaho in 1934. She also earned certification in library science and counseling.
Ila was a schoolteacher for 38 years, spending most of that time at Burley High School. She was also a founding member of the Declo Booklore Club and enjoyed many hobbies, including reading, decoupage, needlework, knitting, crocheting, quilting, photography, scrapbooking, genealogy and gardening.
Ila was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities including working with Young Women, Primary children, and Relief Society sisters and teaching gospel doctrine. She had a firm, unwavering testimony of Jesus Christ, which inspired and strengthened everyone around her.
She is survived by her sons, Denton C. (Virgene) Darrington and Robert F. (Judy) Darrington, seven grandchildren, Lyn Darrington, Dee (Angie) Darrington and Kim (Chris) Gailey, Kae (Ty) Camerony, Matthew (Amy) Darrington, Paige (Scott) Beck of Burley, and Shane (Gina) Darrington, eight great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Vivian Anderson and Lucille Crossley, two brothers-in-law, Norman Wood and Charles (Cloadella) Darrington.
Ila was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, her parents and all of her siblings.