My dear friend Darlene passed away last night. All of us Damsels had united to make her a book and bring her meals for the next two weeks just about an hour before we got the news. It is so very sad, but I know that it is a blessing that she can be at peace with her husband and hopefully fishing together in a wild river.
Received this email a few hours ago from a fellow Cascade Member and it is so on point to the woman she was.
I am sorry to inform all of you that our dear friend and member of CFF, Darlene, passed away last night. Darlene had battled lung cancer and had come out on top, but then when she was diagnosed with brain cancer, the fight became too hard.Many of you knew Darlene, and those of you that didn’t know her well, will always remember her quick and welcoming smile. Darlene was a past president of Cascade Family Flyfishers, a Member of the Year and also a member of the Damsel Flies and McKenzie Fly Fishers. She was a volunteer with ODFW outdoor Education, as well as serving on their advisory committees, and Thurston Middle School Outdoor School, teaching so many young people to fish, enjoy and appreciate the outdoors.We will miss this beautiful, vibrant lady, but know that she has touched so many individuals with her knowledge and love of fishing and the outdoors.