Darrell A. DuChene

  • "darrell helped me so very much. he was the best dad anyone..."
  • "I will always know Darrell as being so gentle and calm...."
    - Cheri (DuChene) Travis
  • "I'm so sorry for your loss. Darrell meant so much to me and..."
    - Savannah, Brooklyn and Payson Adams
  • "Thank you Darrell for all that you gave to everyone...you..."
    - Holly Swartz
  • "I'll miss you. Thank you for being you and apart of my..."
    - Eileen Duenas-Reyes
Service Information
Ball & Dodd Funeral Home
5100 West Wellesley Ave
Spokane, WA

DuChene, Darrell A.
September 30, 1946 -"
February 26, 2011

Darrell DuChene left us to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Darrell was raised in Spokane. He graduated from Shadle Park H.S., attended Whitworth College, worked at Morning Star Boys Ranch 17 years and CCS Dist. IEL 19 years. We believe Darrell's most important role was that of being a foster parent. Darrell began his foster parenting in 1976 to the present. He had 114 kids through the years and loved every one of them. Darrell was the kindest, most loving, caring, compassionate, selfless person and a mentor to many, both in his parenting and work force. He became Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa to many of the kids he fostered. Darrell is survived by Mike Meadows, Matthew Miller (Katina), Randy Jeffus (Dawn), Randy Beals (Tammy), Donavan DuChene, James Walker, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Elizabeth DuChene. Vigil Service on Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:00 P.M. at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. Reception at 2:00 P.M., doors open at 12:00 P.M., Spokane Community College, Lair Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star Boys Ranch or Early Childhood Development.


Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2011
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