Darlene Gericke Darveau, 94, passed away Dec. 20, 2013, in Heritage Hall Health Care in Broken
Bow. She was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Alliance. Her parents, Dr. George J. Hand and Nellie Luton of Alliance preceded her in death.
Darlene graduated from Alliance High School in 1938. She married Jack O Gericke in 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1973.
Darlene worked as a bookkeeper in several businesses in Alliance through the years and in 1973 she was house keeper for the Holy Rosary Rectory for nine years.
She married Stanley Darveau in 1982, and they traveled for many years. In April, 2006, Stanley passed away and Darlene was moved to assisted living.
Darlene had two children from her marriage to Jack Gericke; Connie Leever, of Fort Collins, Colo. (husband Sandy who died in 1995), and very special friend Bill Carrell of Fort Collins, Colo.; Connie’s daughter, Sheila and Larry Bacon of Broken Bow and children, Janice (Grayson Lukasik)of Miles City, Mont., Sarah
(Mark Szakacs) of Hyannis, Spencer Bacon and fiance Leslie Archer of Broken Bow. From these unions Darlene had five great- great-grandchildren and
1 expected great-great-grandchild; daughter, Darla Annen (husband Darwin died in 1969), they had Jamie Annen (died in 1996) and Jack Clinten Annen (Rowena) of Ogallala, Darla of Ogallala married Ken Brestel in 1970, and from that union was born
Christina (Robert Mendez) of Kearney, Trina of Ogallala, (Ty Kunispel) and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at a later date. Cards can be sent to 4412 E. Mulberry, Lot 248, Fort Collins, Colo. or to Bates-Gould Funeral Home, P.O. Box 574, Alliance, NE 69301.
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould . com.
Published in Custer County Chief, Feb. 6, 2014