Darlene Joy Melonson Rudolph, 64, was called home on December 12, 2016 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 20th 1952 to George Gerald Melonson and Audrey Thelma Joy Melonson in Kittery, Maine.
Her father was in the Navy and some of her favorite memories of her childhood were those of her family while stationed on Guam. She was a popular babysitter and was involved in many activities on base.
Her family moved to Woodbridge, VA while she was in high school and she graduated as part of the Woodbridge Senior High Class of 1970, in the top ten of her class. She then went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Library Science from James Madison University in 1974. Upon graduation she worked as a school librarian in Shenandoah County, VA.
Darlene has held many titles throughout her life, but the two titles that are most important to her are that of mother and grandmother. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, and enjoyed playing board games, teaching them new skills, and creating art projects with them.
Darlene was gifted with many talents in life and used those talents for good. She served actively in her church and held many positions. The “calling” that she loved most, was that of a teacher to the Primary children in the LDS church. Through her lessons, she was able to impart her testimony of Jesus Christ and help the children learn about Heavenly Father and how much he loves us.
Darlene is now no longer in pain and free of her physical body. She is happy and going forward will be diligently watching over her family still here on earth. She had expressed to her family before she died that she felt she could help them more from the other side.
She is survived by her children, Michael Rudolph and Jennifer Rudolph; daughter-in-law, Caryn Rudolph; grandchildren, Robert Boysza and Alexa Rudolph.
Until we meet again.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 West Young Street, Morgan, UT on Friday, December 16th at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be at the South Morgan Cemetery