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Darlene Martinsen Schleicher 1930 ~ 2011 Darlene Martinsen (Dominguez) Schleicher, our beautiful mother, grandmother, wife and friend, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by many family members on February 7th 2011. Darlene fought a prolonged and valiant struggle against liver cancer.Darlene was born to Arthur Owen Martinsen and Pearl Hickman in Salt Lake City, UT on March 18, 1930. She graduated from South High School and then proceeded to work at Hill Air Force Base where she ran the trouble call desk in the civil engineering department. Darlene was very beautiful both inside and out, and was voted Mrs. Hill Air Force Base in 1952. Darlene was well known for being extremely hard working in all that she did. She worked full time at the base while raising seven healthy daughters. She married Wally Ramsey in 1950 with whom she had three daughters, Christine, Caren and Annette. Later, she married Joe Dominguez and had four more daughters, Jody, Julie, Andrea and Angela. They later divorced then in 1988 she found her final life partner and married Howard Schleicher. Darlene was a very, very proud grandmother of 21 and a great-grandmother of 25. Darlene was proceded in death by Donald Martinsen. Graveside service will be held in Lehi City Cemetery located at 1100 N. 400 E. Lehi, UT on Wednesday February 9th, 2011 at 2 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, that a donation be given directly to the in memory of Darlene Schleicher. A special thanks to Dignity Hospice for the warm caring services.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 8, 2011
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