Darci passed peacefully at her childhood home embraced by her family. Darci took her last breath at the 'Amen' of the Lord's Prayer.
Darci was a blessing to her family. A good daughter, sister, niece and aunt. As a daughter, Darci honored her father and mother in speech and manner. She respected their traditions and counsel. To her parents, Darci was generous with time and resources. As a sister and sister-in-law, Darci was dependable and willing to help with advice, her powerhouse physical strength and financial support. She was the first to clap for your successes and first to encourage in defeat.
Darci was the champion of your dreams. As a niece, Darci had a wonderful relationship with aunt Mary Alice. Time and distance held no barrier with years of gift giving and lively calls reminiscing about Uncle Joe and Jimmy. As an aunt, Darci was your advocate and benefactor. Darci had a spirit of service and unfailing charity developed in her home and through church projects. Her youth was given working on church projects: welfare service, delivering meals, helping with manual work, teaching or visiting the aging in nursing facilities. Into maturity Darci exemplified the pioneer nature of put your 'shoulder to the wheel'. She was a gentle strength in presence by her example to others to keep at the task.
Darci loved and cherished nature. Born a country-girl, she enjoyed many a carefree day bike riding on dirt roads, hiking, picking wild flowers and berries and star gazing. Later she liked camping, hiking, water and winter sports, and fly fishing. Darci enjoyed a variety of arts from attending art galleries, theater, opera, musicals to a Saturday matinee with a bucket of buttered popcorn.
Darci liked traveling and learning of other countries, especially the foods. Yet, for her the USA was always first. Darci was a patriot who stood for the anthem and proudly flew our flag. Darci had a variety of hobbies: gardening, reading, sports, crafting, cooking, gadgets. She was willing to help with her knowledge, tools, and talents on DIY projects. Darci had many good traits but what will 'be told in memory of her' is her true Christian character and good works.
Darci is survived by her loving Mother, Gloria; Sisters: Elva, Nancy, and Gina; Brother-in-laws: Alan, Peter and Ben; Nephews: Joshua and Nahum; Niece: Sarah. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins.
Darci was preceded by her dear father Jim and little sister Julie.
Funeral services to be held Thursday, July 6th, 11am at the LDS Church, 255 Holm Rd., Watsonville. Internment to follow, 2pm at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, 127 Hecker Pass Road, Watsonville.