Darleen peacefully passed away on May 25, 2012.
She was born March 20, 1927, in Sholes NE, to Vern and Tillie Hurlbert.
At age 10, she and her family moved to Silvana, WA. Darleen graduated from Arlington High School in 1945; in 1948 she married Jim Hammer and settled in Arlington.
Throughout the years, she encouraged only the best for her two children. She cooked whatever she and Jim brought home from hunting/fishing trips, canned all that she grew in her garden, continued her career as a beautician working out of her home, enjoyed golfing, and loved watching basketball, especially the Sonics.
Darleen was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, her parents, and two great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Steve Hammer (Marty), daughter, Kathleen Whitson (Ben), grandchildren, Stephen, Melissa, Jason, John, Joe, Jennifer, Christopher, and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life was held June 9th at Immaculate Conception Church, Arlington, WA.