Darlene Perkins, 89, passed away Oct. 14, 2019, in Forest Grove, Oregon. She was born Sept. 29, 1930, in Ophir, Utah, to James and Flossie McNicol. She spent most of her life in Pine Canyon and Tooele, Utah, and attended Tooele High School. Darlene married her eternal sweetheart, Tom Ross Perkins, on Aug. 9, 1947, in Elko, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on Aug. 9, 1956. They were blessed with five children, 18 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.
Darlene worked at the Tooele Army depot for 30 years. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Sunday School, Primary, and Relief Society. She loved quilting, crocheting, reading, watching the Utah Jazz, playing bingo, and going on trips with her family.
Darlene is survived by her children: Tom (Susan) Perkins of Forest Grove, Oregon; Deborah (Keith) Davis of Tooele, Utah; Lorna (Ray) Stewart of Tooele, Utah; Patty (Jeff) Banks of Nephi, Utah; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria Johnson; brother, William Turpela. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; a daughter, Sandra Holt; and two grandsons, Todd Perkins and Jeremy Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the Tooele 19th Ward LDS Chapel, 1030 S. 900 West, Tooele, Utah, with a visitation from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment in the Tooele City Cemetery.