Darlene Ewing, 62, of Baker City, died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. A celebration of life will be held on her birthday, April 23, 2020, time and place to be announced.
Darlene was born on April 23, 1957 in Waterville, Maine to parents James and Ester Collins. She was raised in Maine and graduated high school there in 1975. She moved to Oregon in 1978. Darlene either lived on or very near the 45th parallel in both Maine and Oregon.
Darlene was a loyal fan of the New England Patriots. Her favorite color was blue and she enjoyed yellow roses as did her own mother. She also loved the outdoors, horses and cooking, but nothing compared to spending time with family. Her children and grandchildren were always the love and light of her life, each moment spent with them was cherished by her.
Darlene lived her life by this quote that she also used in her high school yearbook by Booker T. Washington which reads, ” Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents James and Ester Collins; brothers Norman, Carlton and Brian Collins; sisters Helen Falloon and Debbie Daskam.
She is survived by her daughters Laura (Nick) Bowling, Angela Dorman, Heather (Guy) Zickefoose, Kimberly Ham; sons Domanic (Katia) Collins; brothers David and James Collins; 16 grandchildren;and many who loved her as mom and grandma over the years.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Darlene the family suggests Mayday Inc. through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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