(September 18, 1930 – April 14, 2014)
Darlene Verdell Smith, age 83, passed away April 14, 2014 in Hurricane, UT as the result of failing health. She was born Sept. 18, 1930 in Whiting, Iowa to Glenn and Alice Tuttle Sisson.
At a young age her family relocated to Southern California where she was educated. She graduated from High School. After many life experiences she met and married Warren Smith on October 7, 1960 and they, each with a set of young children, created a blended family.
Darlene attended and completed Beauty School and enjoyed a successful career as a Beautician. As she supported her husband’s career in the Forest Service they lived in many areas. They retired in Torrey, UT and later in Hurricane.
They loved the outdoors, bird watching, fishing and the beauty of Southern Utah. She was a voracious reader, loved to paint and bird watch.
She loved her husband, and daughters. Warren passed away December 14, 2009
She is survived by daughters, Sandi (Steve) Rockwell of Hurricane, UT, Linda Gabbert of Las Vegas, NV; stepson, Terry (Venita) Smith, Oregon ; stepdaughter, Danea (John) Johnson of Orange, CA.
Preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Alice; husband, Warren; son-in-law Ron Gabbert.
There will be no services at this time.
Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, UT 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign her guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.