Darlene Harcarick Smith

Posted Online: Aug. 26, 2014, 7:20 pm
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On Aug. 21, 2014, Darlene Harcarick Smith, 85, passed away in Seattle, Wash. With her son and his family always near, she fought valiantly against a hidden respiratory illness.
Darlene was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Rock Island. She graduated from Rocky High in 1947. She resided in Carrollton, Texas, for 41 years with her husband of 46 years, Danny Smith. Darlene loved her career in banking and resisted retirement until 2011, when it became necessary for her to care for her husband. After his passing in 2011, she relocated to Seattle to be with her family.
She will be laid to rest with her beloved Danny in Carrollton on Friday, Aug. 29.
She is survived by her only son, Joe Shelton (whom she always called Bo), his wife, Jessica, and grandchildren, Mackenzie and Jake, all of Seattle; and stepsister, Carol Simatovich, Moline.


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