In memory of
Darlene Margaret Shawcroft Abernathy 1944-2012

DARLENE ABERNATHY, 68, and her husband Jim raised their family in CO, AZ, and WA. In addition to raising her family, Darlene helped to develop and manage two Abernathy's Northwest Hobbies in Washington State before retiring to Green Valley. After a short retirement, Darlene helped to develop and manage Green Valley Gift & Gab until she was unable to continue due to her health.

Darlene passed on May 11, 2012, at Northwest Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born Feb. 10,1944 in Alamosa, CO.

Darlene is survived by her husband, Jim, of 51 years; son Michael (Gina) of Sammamish, WA; daughter Michele of Green Valley, AZ. Grandchildren Kendra (fiancee Brian Slattery) of Seattle, Phoenix of Sammamish.Brothers Bruce (Janise) Shawcroft, Danny (Nell) Shawcroft, Jerry Shawcroft, Billy Shawcroft and sisters Kathy (Jerome) Parsons, Judy (George) Kelloff; numerous nieces and nephews; loving sister-in-law Annetta Osborn and special companion Taffy.

She is preceded in death by her parents Amos and Margaret Shawcroft, Alamosa, CO.

A private family memorial service will be held in Colorado this summer.

Darlene had a true passion for all animals. In remembrance of Darlene, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Animal League of Green Valley, 1600 W. Duval Mine Road, Green Valley, AZ 85614.

The following is from a email to Leroy Lovato from Jim

Leroy,
I have not been in contact with you in many months as I have been staying very close to Darlene.

It is with a very heavy heart that. I bring you the news of her passing this past friday evening. She was the love of my life for 53 years. Our 51st anniversary would have been on the 22nd of this month. Darlene battled a serious heart disease all her life. Her first serious heart failure occurred during the birth of our son. She was known the have the oldest mechanical heart valve to exist in the world (46) years. Darlene also survived cancer. She was truly the most determined, caring and loving woman you could know.

I ramble, but it is part of my personal therapy.

Jim


 

 

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