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Darlene Marilyn Duke

01/21/1942 - 07/27/2022
Service Date: 08/12/2022
Service Time: 2:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 940 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, Az
Visitation Date: 08/11/2022
Visitation Time: 5:00PM- 7:00PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel - 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Darlene Marilyn Duke (Moore), age 80, passed away Wednesday July 27, 2022. She was raised the middle of three children. Her older brother, Larry passed away at an early age and Darlene is survived by her younger sister Sheri Whiting.

Darlene always considered herself close to God, and experienced many faiths growing up. As a young adult, she discovered the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and gravitated straight to it. She became a member and chose to go on a mission. It was on her mission to Chile that she met her future husband, Charles Robert Duke.

Darlene attended college at Colorado State and BYU and received a diploma in Music Education. Darlene taught at several schools throughout her career, but many of the students she interacted with were underprivileged youth. In addition to teaching music, Darlene played many instruments. Including but not limited to ukulele, piano, accordion, and clarinet.

Darlene married and is survived by Charles Robert Duke in 1967 and eight children were born from this union. Being a wonderful mother to these children was one of her greatest accomplishments.

She is survived by all 8 of her children, 24 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

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