DARLENE ELAINE CASTLEMAN 8/10/1933 - 6/29/2013 Darlene Elaine (Buck, Thomas) Castleman, resident of Apple Valley, California, passed away at her home at Merrill Gardens Retirement Community on June 29 at the age of 79 from complications related to Parkinson's disease. Darlene worked at Victor Valley College and helped run their educational extension program at George Air Force Base. She was a talented teacher and respected member of the campus community. She is survived by her three children, Cindy Thomas of Newport Beach, Sheila Thomas of Eugene, Oregon and Rob Thomas of Dillon, Montana. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Anneliese Ripley and grand- daughters, Abbey and Haley Thomas of Dillon, Montana. At Darlene's request, there will be no memorial service.
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Published in the Daily Press on Sept. 15, 2013