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Obituary, Darlyne Louise Conn, 84


Darlyne Louise Conn

Darlyne Louise Conn, 84, passed away on January 3, 2015 at Mt. View Manor Assisted Living in Petersburg, Alaska.

She was born to Oscar and Alma Nicholson (Wallen) on October 12, 1930 in Everett, Wash. and was the younger of two daughters.

Darlyne was raised in Seattle, Wash. but spent most summers of her youth in Petersburg, as her father owned and operated the Scow Bay Cannery. She attended her junior year of high school in Petersburg and then graduated from Queen Ann High School in Seattle. After High School she attended Metropolitan Business College.

She met the love of her life, Howard Conn, in Petersburg and they were married in 1949. Howard and Darlyne made their permanent home in Petersburg and raised their three children Stuart, Vicki and Toni. In addition to raising her three children, Darlyne also worked in the offices of Kayler Dahl Fish Company, Hammer & Wikan and later Petersburg Cold Storage. When Petersburg Fisheries purchased Petersburg Cold Storage, she became Office Manager of Petersburg Fisheries and retired from there in 1978 to travel and spend more time with Howard.

Darlyne was active in the Pioneers of Alaska, Emblem Club and Sons of Norway. When she was not volunteering she was making her next travel plans. Her travel goals were to visit every country in the world at least once. When she decided to quit traveling she was within a dozen countries of completing her travel bucket list. In addition to traveling Darlyne loved to sew, knit, play bridge and spend time planning the next family gathering.

Darlyne was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Alma Nicholson, her husband Howard, her sister Luella, her son Stuart and niece Carol Hallingstad.

Darlyne is survived by daughters Vicki Curtiss (Troy) and Toni Rogers (Dennis); grandchildren Stuart(Buddy) Conn, Stephanie Conn, Joshua Conn, Lindsey Conn, Brandon Rogers, Trevor Rogers, Kerri Curtiss, Anthony Curtiss; nephew Casper (Skip) Hallingstad; niece Nicole Hallingstad; and ten great grandchildren.

Per Darlyne's wishes there is no service planned but in lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations be made to Mt. View Manor Assisted Living Facility where Darlyne was so well loved and treated with such tenderness during her final years.


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