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DARLENE COLLABOLLETTA

DARLENE COLLABOLLETTA 11/4/1950 - 10/9/2013 Darlene Collabolletta, 62, was received into heaven on October 9, 2013. She was born November 4, 1950 to Calvin and Wanda Bell in Bakersfield, California. At an early age, Darlene had uniqueness about herself and she accomplished anything she set her mind to. Early on she developed a love for children and homemaking that would last until her final days. A woman with a huge heart, she always put others first and took care of her family and friends for many years. A great mother and grandmother, those who knew her would say she was a kind hearted, straight to the point opinionated woman who gave the best hugs and made the best food. Her beautiful smile will truly be missed. Darlene is survived by her mother, Wanda Bell; brothers, Bruce, Keith and David Bell; husband, Michael Collabolletta; daughters, Cheryl Kay, Carey Cheek and Michelle Collabolletta; grandchildren, Kirsten Collabolletta, Aisha Jacob and Christopher Martinez, Sophia and David Witte; great-grandchildren. Deagan Chavira and Alana Gallegos. She was welcomed into heaven by her father, Calvin Bell; sister, Debra; much loved daughter, Liane Martinez; precious son, David Collabolletta; and grandson, Michael Martinez. Services will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Mead Mortuary, 36930 Irwin Road. To a woman loved by many: "Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." - Emily Dickenson
Published in the Daily Press from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2013
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