Darlene Louise Marten, 58 years old, passed away on October 22, 2019 at Parkview Care Home in Billings. Darlene was born on April 24, 1961 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Robert and Louise Glendenning. The family eventually settled in Billings where she grew up raising heck. Darlene was the wild child of the bunch. She was a hard worker in her early adulthood, worked at Charlie Brown’s as a bartender. Life took a turn for Darlene when she was affected by a debilitating brain aneurysm which left her disabled for the remainder of her life. Darlene was confined to a nursing home until her passing.
Darlene was blessed with 3 children: Russell, Christina, and Stephanie. Over the years, distance came between them, but the love remained. In the final week of her life, she was able to reconnect with her son and daughter and express her love for them.
She is survived by her children Russell Glendenning and Stephanie Abrahams of Billings and Christina Marten of California: grandchildren, Jasmine, Jewel, Tristian, Julia, and Rocky; Brother Dave (Sherry) Glendenning of Billings; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Robert, Debbie, and Diane; and grandson little Stevie.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2nd, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.