Nea, Darby Jane (Collard)
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died with her family by her side on February 28, 2013 at age 70. Darby was a first generation Arizonian born in Phoenix at St Josephs hospital on August 19, 1942. Darby is survived by her husband of 52 years, Fred Nea, her daughters Denise Muller (Harold Muller), Jennifer Celis (Charles Celis) and Nicole Everett (Patrick Everett), her eight grandchildren Tiffany Cavanagh (Chris Cavanagh), Trevor Muller (Caroline Muller), Eric Muller, Brecken Celis-Iupeli (Andrew Celis-Iupeli), Natalie and Jacob Celis, Chase and Lauren Nea-Durham and Chloe Everett, her five great-grandchildren Kylie, Taylor, and Graham Cavanagh; Jaxon Celis, and Mason Celis-Iupeli; her siblings Frank Collard (Jean Collard), James Collard (Jackie Collard), Judy Pacheco (Rudy Pacheco), Scott Collard (Rae Collard), and Michael Collard. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and daughter, Tracey Danielle Nea. Darby will be greatly missed by her family and friends who will always remember her love, compassion, selfless giving, her great faith in God and her cheerful laughter. A memorial service will be held at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, Saturday March 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Darby's honor to the
(1510 E Flower St. Phx., AZ 85014-5656); or the Apache Junction Food Bank (575 N Idaho Rd Suite 701 AJ, AZ 85119).
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 17, 2013