DUE TO FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDANCE ON GATHERINGS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE VISITATION.THE FAMILY IS HAVING A PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE AND IT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON THE FOUTS FUNERAL HOME FACEBOOK PAGE STARTING AT 2:00 P.M.. WE WILL BE LIMITING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FUNERAL HOME TO 15 AT A TIME FOR THE VISITATION.
Darlene Gay Carrigan was born on June 18, 1938, to Forrest and Eva (Mayer) Densmore in Buck Grove, Iowa. She grew up in Dunlap and graduated from the Dunlap High School in 1958. Darlene married Charles Carrigan on July 2, 1958, in Arizona. The couple lived in Arizona for a few years and then moved back to Dunlap, where she spent many years raising their girls, Donna, Janet and Laura. Darlene went to work as the Activity Director at the care center in Dunlap retired from there.
Darlene loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. She kept very busy with her gardening, ironing, ceramics and sewing and loved to go to garage sales, especially with friends. Darlene made the best baked rolls and cinnamon rolls and was known for her potato salad, which she always had enough of to share with others. She enjoyed traveling to Arizona and Alaska. She loved her family, her cat ‘Fred’ and most of all her grandchildren.
Darlene died on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the Dunlap Specialty Care Center at the age of 82 years, five months and 15 days.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Orland Densmore, Eunabelle Brewster and Darrell Densmore. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles Carrigan of Dunlap; three daughters, Donna and her husband Trent Olmstead of Janesville, Iowa, Janet and her husband David Crumley of Camden Point, Missouri and Laura and her husband Todd Hirchert of Omaha, Nebraska; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild on the way; two sisters, Marjorie Spencer of Arizona and Elaine Smith of Spirit Lake, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.
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