Darlene Gentry, age 77, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at her home in Overton, Nevada. She was born February 18, 1934 in Malad, Idaho to Walter Charles and Ella M. Briggs Archibald. On March 11, 1955 she married David Orlando Dimick in the Idaho Falls Temple. They had five children and were later divorced. On November 25, 1977 she married Raymond Enyeart Gentry in Acequia, Idaho. He preceded her in death on February 7, 1995.
Darlene grew up in Pocatello, Idaho where she graduated as the Salutatorian of her class. After she was married, they lived for a short time in Hawaii, then they moved back to Pocatello. In 1977, she moved to Rupert, Idaho and retired to Burley, Idaho in 1994. In 1996 she started “snowbirding” in Overton, Nevada, later becoming a permanent resident.
She worked as a secretary in the Soil Conservation Service, part of the US Government. She loved doing genealogy, even serving as a missionary in Salt Lake City. She enjoyed socializing at the senior center and playing cards with her friends. She had a special relationship with Wayne Millington, which she enjoyed for the last several years.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters: Sharon (Steven) Allen of Boise, ID; Steven David (Linda) of Las Vegas, NV; Julia Darlene (Charles) Fuller of Columbia, PA; Duane Lynn (Rebecca) of Las Vegas, NV; Vernon Rex (Lynda) of Logandale, NV; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Daniel and one brother, Oakley.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Interment will be Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley, Idaho. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com