Darlene Joann Welty, a long-time valley resident, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2020.
Darlene was born on September 22, 1929 to Roy and Norma Ayers in North English, Iowa. She graduated high school in Dubuque, Iowa.
Darlene married Jerome (Jerry) Welty in May 1948 and together they had two children, James and Jeffrey. Jerry preceded Darlene in death on December 18, 2008.
Darlene was active in the Dons of Arizona, John C. Lincoln Hospital Stroke Club and was a Cub Scout den mother. Darlene and Jerry loved to spend the summer months at their “Wine Barrel” cabin in Beaver Valley, Payson, Arizona.
Darlene is survived by her son’s Jim (Gayle), Jeff (Cherri); grandchildren Carey Ray (Jake), Eric (Carrie), Patrick (Laura), Andria & Jacob Welty; great-grandchildren Jackson and Samuel Ray, Liam, Riley & Roman Welty.
Service will be held at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 3801 E Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 3 PM. A reception will follow the service. Darlene will then be laid to rest at Holy Cross cemetery.Print Obituary & Condolences