Darla Jean Allen, 64, of Burlington, WA, passed away on September 14, 2023 in Everett, WA. She was an amazing mother, sister, spouse, grandmother, and friend. Darla was the proud mother of 3 children, who she would say were her greatest accomplishments in life. She also earned a business degree from Skagit Valley College and managed the produce department at Safeway for many years.
Darla loved her kids and her grandchildren more than anything and when she wasn’t with them, she was in her garden doing what she did best – nurturing life. She loved the ocean and being near it and would frequently be found at the beach, soaking up the sun. You also couldn’t find a bigger lover of animals if you tried, especially horses. In fact, she’s probably riding her old horse Patchy right now in heaven.
She had an infectiously fun personality, and you couldn’t help but be at ease around her. She was quick to laugh and was one of the most selfless and genuinely kind people you could ever meet. She would be the first person to eagerly volunteer to help if you needed it. She will be missed terribly and we’re all looking forward to the day when we are reunited in heaven.
Darla is survived by her children, Randy (Irine) Chritton, Misty (Michael) Crider, Matthew (Leah) Thomas; grandchildren, Kaelia, Ethan, Maggie, Ronan, Dreysen, Logen, and Camren; sisters, Deanna (KC) McIntyre, Denise Anderson, and Doreen (Sandy) Cobbin; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Donna Josephine Allen; father, Darrel Wayne Allen.
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00, Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Jim Cannon officiating. Share your memories of Darla and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com.