|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1915|
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 2010|
Wenatchee World - Sunday, September 26, 2010
Richard S. "Dick" Darlington, 94, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 18, 2010, at the Cashmere Convalescent Center. Dick was born in Cashmere, WA on November 23, 1915, to Alfred and Myrtle (Sparks) Darlington. Dick attended school in Peshastin for 11 years. On April 3, 1937, he married Florence Mounter in Rice, WA. Dick and Florence made their first home in Peshastin. Then, in 1941, they moved to Leavenworth until 1969, when they moved to White Pine, off of the Stevens Pass Highway. In 1983, they moved back to Cashmere and in 2003, they again moved to the Stevens Pass area. Dick was raised in the family orchard and also worked on the bridge over the Wenatchee River, east of Leavenworth, in 1935. In the late 1930's, he started working in the woods in road construction for Peshastin Lumber and Box Company and in the 1940's, he was a mechanic for the company and in the 1950's, he moved into management for the sawmill, retiring in 1978. After his retirement, Dick maintained and raised 90 fruit trees, hauling the produce to Spokane. His most enjoyable entertainment was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Dick is survived by his four children, Carla (Hank) Radach, Gary (Carla) Darlington, Mary (Clay) Steele and Randall (Barb) Darlington; sister, Shirley McArthur; grandchildren, Tom Radach, Ron Radach, Cindy Hartman, Laurie Steele, Jeff Steele, Darin Darlington, Amy Hanford, Alex Darlington and Audra Darlington; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence in 2005; grandsons, Kelly and Nason Darlington; sisters, Helen, Bernice, Marg and Judy; brothers, Ned, Ralph, Tom and Al; and his parents.
There will be a Funeral Service of Commemoration to Celebrate the Life of Dick Darlington on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., at the Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene, 111 Ski Hill Drive. Visitation will be held Monday, September 27, 2010, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Ward's Funeral Chapel, 303 Pine Street, Leavenworth. Private Family Interment will be held at the Peshastin Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Dick's name to the Upper Valley Christian School, 111 Ski Hill Drive, Leavenworth, WA 98826 or to the Chelan County Humane Society, 1474 S. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Ward's Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, is in charge of the arrangements.
Alfred Paschall Darlington (1877 - 1934)
Myrtle A Sparks Darlington (1892 - 1920)
Florence Mary Mounter Darlington (1916 - 2005)
Richard Sharpless Darlington (1915 - 2010)
Ralph Sparks Darlington (1917 - 1992)*
Bernice Myrtle Darlington Duncan (1918 - 2003)*
Judith Grace Darlington Hilberg (1926 - 2005)**
Created by: Teresa
Record added: Oct 07, 2010
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