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Darcy Melissa Puente (Ruhle), 46, of Salinas, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, November 13, 2012, surrounded by loved ones. Darcy was born May 24, 1966, in Coleman, MI.
She was raised in Montana and had been a resident of Monterey County since 1990. She was employed as an escrow officer for various title companies, having worked for more than 25 years. Darcy enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, and cooking. She will be fondly remembered for her love of roses and her delicious rose petal wine. She was the beloved mother of the family pet dog and companion, Michi.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Joseph Michael Puente of Salinas; parents, Mark and Ruth Ann Ruhle of MI; brother, Shawn Ruhle of MI; niece, Taryne Ruhle of MI; paternal grandfather, Berdette "Jock" Ruhle.
Darcy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Wallace and Pearl Brand; and her paternal grandmother, Mildred Ruhle.
A Memorial service will be held at the family homes in Salinas and Coleman at a later date.
Memorial contributions in Darcy's name may be sent to VNA Hospice, 6 Quail Run Cir., Suite 101, Salinas, CA 93906;
of Salinas, 945 S. Main St., Suite 201, Salinas, CA 93901; or Cancer Services of Midland, 220 West Main St., Midland, MI 48640.
A special thanks to Monarch C.A.R.E.S. of Pacific Grove for their enduring support.
Arrangements by Woodyard Funeral Home, 395 East St., Soledad, 831-678-9100, www.WoodyardFuneralHome.com
Published in The Salinas Californian on Nov. 17, 2012