Ruby Darlene Medford was born on June 10, 1933 in Arkansas to Bessie and James Bolding and passed away January 18, 2023.
Preceded in death by her parents Bessie and James Bolding; brothers, James, Conley, Bob, Claude, Wayne and Junior; sisters, Irene Scarborogh and Ruth Pamer; grandson, Richard Hauskins; great-grandson, Easton Medford.
The love of her life Max Medford also preceded her death in 2006.
She is survived by her children; Rebecca Lynn Versaw, Linda Medford Gipe (husband Les), Danny Max Medford (wife Cindy), Christopher Clayton Medford (wife Sue). Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with a new great-grandson on the way.
Darlene attended Lincoln Street Baptist Church from 1962 until the church was sold. She loved to teach the 4-5 year olds in Sunday School and work in the nursery. Her long time friends Colleen and Mary worked with her.
Most of all she was a Christian, loved God and her church. It was a big loss to her when the church was sold and torn down.
Her second love was her family, she raised four children and babysat her six grandchildren from birth until they went to school. That helped to build a lasting bond with them.
With so many health issues over the last ten years she decided to sell our childhood home to her grandson Matt, Sarah and family. They are continuing the family legacy there. Matt has remodeled and improved the house over the years and is currently working on a second bathroom upstairs. It was greatly needed as the house only had one bathroom.
Mom bought and moved to an adult community. There she bought a two bedroom condo which she lived in until her recent fall. She then moved in with Chris and Sue to assist in her care on January 3.
She passed peacefully in her sleep January 18.
We want to thank the hospice staff for the great care that she received. Without their help the job of caring for Mom would have been more difficult.