Pacific Christian Ctr
3435 Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria, CA 93455


1930 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Darlene J. Galyardt, 86, of Santa Maria, CA was called home by our Father in heaven on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Darlene was born in Fairport, KS on July 8, 1930 and moved with her parents, Virgil and Esther McCall, and 8 brothers and sisters to Russell, KS in 1945. In 1951 Darlene married her high school sweetheart Dave J. Galyardt and they had 3 daughters, Teresa, Rhonda, and Kim and a son Brian.
In 1959 the family moved to California with stays in San Diego, Taft, Santa Maria, and Bakersfield. Darlene then moved back to Santa Maria to be near her children and grandchildren after the death of her beloved Dave in 1997. Darlene worked at Bank of America where she was a vault teller for 25 years in Santa Maria and Bakersfield.
God blessed Darlene with a warm and beautiful nature that was contagious and so welcoming. Darlene was an amazing woman to all that knew her as her wonderful legacy of loyal friends would attest. Darlene has now received her reward and is celebrating with Jesus and Dave and all her family who went before her. Darlene taught her children many things but most of all how to love and God's word tells us that the greatest is love (paraphrased 1 Cor 13). She was a master of love and her children and grandchildren are grateful to have that inheritance. We love you Mom and you will be greatly missed and the memories you have left us will continue to nurture and grow in our hearts. We are comforted in knowing that you are now a sweet angel who heaven welcomed and rejoices in your beautiful spirit.
Darlene is survived by her sister June Shultz and brothers Dick and Gary McCall; daughters Teresa Diani (Jim), Rhonda Buzi (Bill), Kim Feulner (Dennis) and son Brian Galyardt (Rhonda); grandchildren Jason Diani (Taylor), Melissa (Diani) Parker, Chad Buzi (Kelly), Alisa Buzi, Tim Buzi, Kimberly (Feulner) Hawkins (Scott), Heather (Feulner) Teixeira (John), Drew Feulner (Jill) and Jeremy Joyce (Galyardt); and 12 great grandchildren.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband Dave J. Galyardt, her parents Virgil and Esther McCall, sisters Betty Leverit, Sharon Kilian, Karen Henslee and brothers Duane and Bill McCall.
A 'Celebration of Life', officiated by her Pastor Rick Bloom, will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 11:30am at Pacific Christian Center, 3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, CA with a reception immediately following.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Care Net Pregnancy & Resource Center, 201 Miller St., #101, Santa Maria, CA 93454.
The family acknowledges a special thank you to Tina's Gentle Care Home, Dr. Dawes' office and staff, Valerie Seibert, Imelda Gamboa, and the Dignity Health Staff at Marian Regional medical Center.
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 6, 2016
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