|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1919|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 2011|
Darlene Anna Scott Mallett, 91 years of age, a longtime resident of Richmond Beach, north of Seattle, Washington, departed this life quietly at her home on Monday, July 11th, 2011.
Darlene was born on August 9th, 1919, in Vivian, South Dakota, in the family farmhouse, daughter of the late Raymond Bruce Scott and Elsa Mae Sehnert Scott. Darlene was the third oldest of six children, and the only girl.
She attended school at Stony Butte Township (a one-room schoolhouse) and graduated from Presho High School in South Dakota. In high school, Darlene and her siblings and cousins moved from their farms to live with their Aunt Ida during the school year to attend in Presho. Aunt Ida was a well-known midwife who ran a maternity home with rooms where women who lived on farms would come to stay to have their babies. In 1939, just after high school, Darlene visited Seattle, Washington for the first time and moved to West Seattle at age 21 in 1940 to help her older cousin Clellan Gracey, an early VP at Boeing, and his wife raise their three children. From 1940 to 1955, Darlene worked at Boeing, Plant No#1, painting planes. A loyal union supporter, Darlene worked during the "Rosie the Riveter" years of World War II, and was one of few women who were kept on after the war.
Darlene was survived by one son, Scott Newman Mallett (and Carol Adelman) of Seattle, Washington; one daughter, Gwen A. Mallett (and Roger Ericson) and their children, Emily and Elliot Ericson, of Vancouver, Washington; three sisters-in-law, Lauretta Scott of Vivian, South Dakota, Elaine Scott of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, and Velta Scott of Pierre, South Dakota; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and loving friends who mourn her passing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Bruce and Elsa Mae Scott; her husband, Frederick Newman Mallett, who departed this life in 1978, at 64 years of age; five brothers, Walter Lee Scott, who departed this life at 8 months of age, Raymond Gerald Scott, Otto "Pat" Harrison Scott, Glenn Richard Scott, and Robert LeRoy Scott.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at the Richmond Beach Congregational United Church of Christ in Shoreline, Washington.
Burial followed in the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, near the fountain next to her husband.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF DARLENE,
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Aug 09, 2011
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