Family and friends of Darlene Kay Rosenberger sadly announce her sudden passing on July 20. 2019 at her home in Waterville, WA. Darlene was born to Helen D. Daggett on January 28, 1947 in Wenatchee, WA.
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Dar worked at several local establishment along her life journey including the Lighthouse Tavern, the Rock Island Truck Stop and the CA Tavern where in 1981 she met a group of girls that would be her dear friends for the rest of her life. Looking for more of a challenge, Dar attended and graduated from Truck Driving School in 1994 subsequently team driving for Remel Sims Trucking. Challenge complete when all 5’ of her drove an 18 wheeler across the Hoover Dam. Most recently, Dar waitressed at the Coyote Pass Café in Waterville.
Dar was a devoted mother to her daughter Christie Danae and adored her grandchildren Chaz, Emma and Kevin. She so enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow.
Dar’s infectious laugh, big smile and feisty attitude attracted many to her. She opened her heart and home to those less fortunate and loved to lend a helping hand to young people struggling to find their way. She was loyal, fun and funny; navigating life with strength and wit on her own terms. She loved to make candles and macramé; grew fabulous plants and was semi famous for her apple bread.
Darlene is survived by her daughter Christie Danae O’Connor ( Brian) and grandchildren Chaz DeFrate, Emma Defrate-Bosch, Kevin Edmonds( Bethany) along with 5 great grandchildren, her dear friends Deb and Cyd and her favorite ex, Kenny.
Please join us in celebration of Dar’s life on September 21, 2019 at 5 pm in Walla Walla Park, Shelter #2, bring a blanket or chair if you wish, followed by a potluck celebration at the Moose Lodge, East Wenatchee. On line tribute is at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com