Darlene Ann Workman Erickson Demello, age 82, a devoted sister, mother and grandmother, graduated to her heavenly home on March 10th, 2018 in Mill Creek WA. She was born on July 17, 1935 in Friday Harbor, Washington to parents Leslie & Rose (Nelson) Workman.
She was the second child of four and the only girl. A true islander, born and raised in Friday Harbor, Darlene later moved to Maui in the 70s where she spent majority of her adult life. She would eventually move back to Washington to be closer to her parents and sons. Her grandchildren then later followed. She still loved Hawaii and considered both home.
Socializing came naturally as she exemplifies one with confidence and grace. Complementing her sense of humor was her infectious smile that could light up any room. To have friends you must first be one. And well she had many!
Preceding her: brothers Ronald, Richard and Robert Workman as well as son, Daniel Erickson.
Surviving her: son David Erickson; one grandchild Erika Erickson Freitas; two great grandchildren Breanna and Keanu Freitas; three great-great grandchildren Elijah, Izaiah and Izreal Freitas.
Public graveside services will held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Friday Harbor Cemetery, 311 Madden Lane, Friday Harbor Washington. Celebration of Life to follow from 1 to 3 p.m. at Downriggers Restaurant, 10 Front Street, Friday Harbor.