Darlene Marie Wilhelm passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family on July 7th, 2020.The first ten years of her life were spent in Fromberg Montana. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in Billings Montana.She met the love of her life, James Wilhelm and they were married on May 23rd, 1959. Jim was drafted in 1961, and became First Class Private in the Army which took them to Alaska for 18 months.They moved to Portland Oregon in 1964. She became an official member of Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in 1965.The most precious time in her life was the arrival of her beloved twins, Kurt and Kevin in February, 1968. She cherished her time with her family and later began her job at Beneficial Financial where she worked for 18 years.Darlene was an amazing cook. She also enjoyed camping trips with her family, embroidering, gardening, crocheting, puzzles, canning, and scrapbooking.She was the most proud of her grandchildren. Brandon, Dustin, Amanda, and Taylor each had a unique special bond with her that they will forever cherish. She was the rock of our entire family that kept us steady and true.She is succeeded by her husband, 2 sons and their wives, 4 grandchildren, and many special relatives.The family requests that you wear a mask if you plan on attending.
A Scriptural Rosary will be at 7:00p.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Gresham Memorial Chapel 257 SE Roberts Ave. Gresham, OR 97080
Mass will be at 11:00 am on Friday, July 17th, 2020 at Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Church
2310 S.E. 148th Ave. Portland, OR 97233
Mark and Carol Engle saysJuly 16, 2020 at 4:02 pm
Darlene was a very special and amazing lady in our lives. My husband called her” Mom” as she truly was his second Mom, as he became to know her at 14 years of age. Every time, occasion and gathering she made you feel so loved and had her sweet laugh to go with it. Her and Jim where always together and surely gave all the family and friends the best of everything. She was one of the most superb cooks and baker. Everything she made was so tasty and made with HER LOVE.
We so will miss her, but one thing is we will always have a BEAUTIFUL memory.
Much Love, Mark and Carol Engle