Our beloved and cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and loyal friend, Darlene Louise Monson, passed peacefully at home on December 21, 2021. Darlene was born on July 7, 1934, in Salt Lake City to Albert Bailey and Hjordis Torgersen. She met her eternal companion, Jack Mayne Monson, when he borrowed an ice cream maker for a party that she didn’t want to attend. He picked her up at 5 p.m. and the rest is history. They were sealed for time and all eternity on July 2, 1954, in the Salt Lake City Temple.

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Darlene possessed many talents including sewing, baking, flower arranging, quilting, cake decorating, gardening, and creating meaningful birthday gifts for loved ones. While one of the meekest people you could know, she was a fierce competitor with board games of all kinds, corks, and any backyard game. Darlene enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading. An excellent athlete, Darlene played and coached softball on the Salt Lake City League.

Darlene served as an ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple for 20 years, a service missionary at the LDS Church’s Employment Center, Stake Primary Presidency, ward Relief Society presidencies and numerous other church callings. She promised the Lord to never refuse a calling or assignment. Her greatest legacy is how she taught us to serve others, love unconditionally, and align our will with the Lord’s.

Darlene is survived by children Don (Chris) Monson, Debra (Glenn) Staley, Jeff (Brenda) Monson, Abbie Roderick, Renn (Cathy) Monson and Benjamin (Michelle) Monson, sister Carol (John) Hansen, 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack, grandson Brady Monson, granddaughter Mandy Monson, brothers Bert, Harry, Keith, LaMar, Ron, Tom and sister Betty.

Darlene's family wish to thank Canyon Home Care and Hospice for their wonderful care of our dear mother.

Viewing will be held Wednesday, December 29 from 6:30 –8:30 p.m., and Thursday December 30 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Cottonwood 8th Ward, 6301 S 2300 E, Holladay. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the same location. Interment will be at Memorial Redwood, 6500 S. Redwood Rd. at 12:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6301 South 2300 E
Holliday, UT 84121


Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6301 South 2300 E
Holliday, UT 84121

Funeral Service

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Dec 24, 2021

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Adam Lee Jan 02, 2022

A wonderful sweet lady, she was always kind and sweet to us. She will be missed by all of her family and friends. She's now reunited with her eternal companion. She loved all who was around her and never talked bad about anyone. She will be blessed in heaven and she's earned her rewards in heaven.

Dennis and Elaine Barnes , Saint George, UT, US Dec 26, 2021