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Darlene E. WALKENHORST

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Darlene E. WALKENHORST Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS - Darlene Elizabeth (Landis) Walkenhorst Lt. Col., USAF (Ret), 45, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Darlene was born in Harrisburg, Pa., and graduated from Southern Columbia High School in Catawissa, Pa., in 1984. She was a graduate of Messiah College earning a BS in Nursing in 1988 and her Master's Degree in Midwifery from Georgetown University in 1995, receiving the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. She was active duty with the U.S. Air Force from 1988-1999 and retired from the Reserves in 2012. She was employed by Colonial OB/GYN as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. Darlene was active with the Liberty Youth Orchestra, Summit Christian Academy, Orcutt Baptist Church and Waters Edge Church. She was actively involved in medical and music education. She was a proponent of breast cancer awareness and fundraising. She loved crafting.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Robert, and their children, Nathan and Emily, of Newport News; her parents, Arthur C. and Judith (Minnich) Landis, of Millerstown, Pa.; her sisters, Diana Landis and her companion, Barry Cornell, of Lewisberry, Pa., and Andrea and her husband, Kerry Jezewski, of Millerstown, Pa.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Orcutt Baptist Church by the Rev. Wes Taylor. There will be a fellowship following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Summit Christian Academy, 4209 Big Bethel Rd., Yorktown, VA 23693.
Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from May 2 to May 3, 2012
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