Darlene Eunice Harris: Former Martinez resident Darlene received her angel wings on Feb. 20, surrounded by her loving family.
Darlene was born on April 20, 1934, in Great Falls, Montana. She attended Great Falls High School and graduated from the University of Montana, Class of 1956.
Darlene taught at Alhambra High School in Martinez from 1958 to 1995, retiring after nearly 40 years of dedicated and caring teaching.
In Martinez she raised her three lovely daughters and upon retirement moved to Portland, Ore., to be closer to her family.
She was loved and admired by all that experienced her presence. Darlene was an avid bridge, poker, bingo and piano player who enjoyed her time living at Summerplace, participating in every club activity available. She cultivated so many meaningful, and endearing relationships, making the most of her retirement years.
Darlene leaves behind three beautiful daughters: Julie Dorsey, Kellie Burch and Carrie Holmes (John Holmes), and six beloved grandchildren; Ryan Hammond, Aeja Holmes, McKenna Dorsey, Lauren Hammond, Alexa Dorsey and Noah Dorsey. She is survived by her sisters, Patti Abraham and Jonalee Elske, and brother-in-law Ken Elske.
Service will be held: Friday March 8th at 11:00 AM in Portland. There will be a celebration of her life in Martinez at a later date.