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Darlene A (Richter) Thorndyke


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Darlene A (Richter) Thorndyke Obituary
Darlene A. Thorndyke, age 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2018 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. She was born October 1, 1939 to Donald and Priscilla Richter of Littleton, She is a fourth generation born and raised.
Darlene attended Littleton Public Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade, where she graduated from Littleton High School in the spring of 1958. She was involved in G.A.A., Pep Club and FHA. On July 11, 1958, Darlene married Gerald "Jerry" Thorndyke at her family home on Datura Street in Littleton.
She was involved in many organizations such as Rainbows for Girls and Eastern Stars. Her involvement in Rainbow Girls led her to become the Mother Advisor. She was also involved in 4-H with her three children. She worked as a secretary for multiple school districts, including Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. In Washington County, she worked as the economic developer and oversaw public transportation for six counties. She enjoyed camping and hanging out with family and friends. Her favorite hobby was "shopping".
She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry of 60 years, their children; Debra, Cari (Jim), Jay (Jennifer) Thorndyke; several nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Priscilla Richter; her brother, Ronnie Richter; and nephew Randy Richter. Funeral services are Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Hill in the Masonic Gardens, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial, Colorado. Please make donations to the in her honor.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on July 12, 2018
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