Audrey “Darlene” Cleveland, 78, of Sequim, formerly of Enumclaw, Washington and Hanford and Clovis, California, died peacefully in her sleep on October 9th, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving husband, Robert “Bob” Cleveland and her children.
She was born to the late Melvin and Audrey Wilson on September 5th, 1942. Later, she attended Hanford Union High School.
She worked for decades as an optician before her retirement and despite her hectic schedule, family and friends were Darlene’s passion and they always came first. Darlene’s other passions were quilting, sewing, gardening and traveling. Darlene was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, most especially over the holidays. She was also a dedicated sports fan and loved the Seahawks and Mariners and almost never missed watching a game with her husband Bob.
Darlene was a devoted and caring mother to seven children. Darlene met the love of her life, Bob Cleveland in Hanford, they remained married and best friends for 64 years until Darlene’s passing.
Darlene is survived by her loving husband, Robert Cleveland and children Mark, Susan, Michael, Arthur, Karen and Christi. Darlene is predeceased by her youngest son, Eric Cleveland who lost his own battle to cancer in 2013. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren who all loved their “Nana”. Darlene is predeceased by her sister Joan Komendant of Sequim. Although Darlene had 7 biological children she was adopted as an unofficial mother to many young people throughout the years who warmly refer to her as “Mama C” or just Mom. Darlene always had endless amounts of love and people were just naturally drawn to her.
At this time there are no services planned, the family may have a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Eric Cleveland Memorial Fund in Darlene’s name.
The family wishes to thank those who have extended emotional support and hospice care during her final days.
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