Darlene Marie Whittle, 80, died April 22, 2014, at Valley Medical Center in Renton of complications from pneumonia.
She was born April 9, 1934, in Yakima, Wash., to Clarence and Ethel Rouleau. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1952, and married Cornelius “Connie” Whittle on June 15, 1957, in Yakima. She then moved to Seattle where her husband worked for The Boeing Airplane Company. They moved to Renton in 1962 and Auburn in 1990, then she returned to Renton in 2010. A homemaker, she enjoyed spending time with family, traveling with her husband, bowling, reading and gardening. A large portion of her time was dedicated to caring for and overseeing the care of her three handicapped sons. She was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Black Diamond.
She is survived by sisters Yvonne Sullivan and Delores Fortier and husband Mark; brother Bill Rouleau and wife Norma; children Richard Whittle, Karen Snyder and husband Larry, Becky Rice and husband Eric, James Whittle, Mary Cassell and husband Greg, and Stephen Whittle; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter Valerie Whittle.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 19, at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Black Diamond. Inurnment will be at 2:15 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent at 2:15 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements were by Weeks’ Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.