Darlene Nystrom, age 88, of 1485 S Avenue, died January 13, 2015, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home.
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ogden with Rev. Christine Cowan officiating. Burial will be in the Swede Valley Lutheran Cemetery, south of Ogden.
Darlene Grace Nystrom was born on a farm near Madrid on July 24, 1926, the daughter of Loren Edmund and Marguerite (McLarnan) Henderson.
She graduated from Luther High School and married Robert Nystrom in Iowa on November 27, 1943.
Darlene attended Bernell’s Hairstyling College in Ames. She started working at Mary’s Beauty Salon in Boone and later opened and operated Darlene’s Beauty Shop at 12th and Tama Streets.
Darlene was a charter member and past president of the Kate Shelley Chapter American Business Women’s Association of which she was elected Woman of the Year. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Post #817 Auxiliary and a very active member of the American Legion Post #56 Auxiliary.
Darlene served as District President of the American Legion Auxiliary from 1992 to 1993.
She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, bowling, baking, and serving as Sunday School teacher of her church.
Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson Rhys Buckley, and three sisters Ruth, Vivian, and Beverly.
She is survived by two daughters, Connie Miller of Omaha, Nebraska and Cathy Bugger and husband Gary of Boone; a brother Lewis Henderson of rural Madrid; four sisters: Helen Eppert of Madrid, Betty McCoy of Belleville, Illinois, Shirley Tingley of Omaha, Nebraska, and Sharon Landis of Davenport; four grandchildren: Todd Miller and wife Amanda of Evergreen, Colorado, Chris Miller of Griswold, Bethann Schrader and Brittany Buckley, both of Boone; five great grandchildren: Finnley and Langdon Miller, Asher Buckley, and Katrina and Keaton Winger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation continues Saturday morning at the funeral chapel from 8 until 10 a.m. and then at the Church in Ogden from noon until service time.
In memory of Darlene, memorials may be directed to the family.