ATASCADERO — Mona “Darlene” Myrick, 72, of Atascadero died on Oct. 19, 2012, in St. George, Utah.
She was born on June 17, 1940, in Santa Maria. After graduating from San Luis Obispo High School’s class of 1958, she became a wife and mother of three. Later she worked for Sunbank Electronics in Paso Robles, where she played on their softball team. Darlene was a member of the North County Clean and Sober motorcycle group, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
One of her greatest achievements was maintaining sobriety over the last 25 years, leading and inspiring others along the way. Some of her passions included Egyptian culture and artwork, belly dancing, nature walks, reading epic novels and nonfiction, angels, music and the Bible.
She was a great friend to all that knew her and was affectionately known as “Smurfette” or “Grandma Smurf” to her grandchildren.
Darlene is remembered as a beloved mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ann and husband, Don White Bear; her son, Loren Adams Jr. and wife, Stephanie; her youngest daughter, Darla and husband, Rick Aguirre; her grandchildren, Shelly and Cody Liggett, Lizzy, Milly, Ryley, Wyatt and Wesley Adams and Shawn, Mark and Heidi Aguirre; one great-grandchild Dominic Geiger; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and best friends Sam Reed and Debbie McGlade.
A celebration of life will be held for this beloved Road Angel will be held at Atascadero Lake Park on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Family, friends and those who wish to pay their final respects are welcome. Look for the purple balloons and come with blankets or chairs to relax and visit.
Donations on behalf of the family can be mailed to: Kristi Myrick, 246 Silver Oak Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Make donations payable to Don White Bear.
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