Darlene Sparks Hess

Wednesday , April 19, 2017 - 10:00 PM

January 9, 1945 ~ April 17, 2017

Darlene Sparks Hess of Tremonton, Utah, returned home to her Father in Heaven on April 17, 2017, in her home that she loved, surrounded by her family that "loved her much."

She was born January 9, 1945, in Logan, Utah, to Gleneth and Vella (Thompson) Sparks. She married her husband, James (Butch) Hess, on April 30, 1965. The marriage was solemnized a year later in the Logan Temple.

Darlene graduated from North Cache High School where she was active in drama and choir. She loved horses and enjoyed barrel racing. She was a rodeo queen in Plymouth, Richmond, Cache Valley, Preston and Box Elder County.

She worked as a bank teller at Key Bank, a pre-school teacher, a secretary to the fire chief at Thiokol, and most recently, retired from Tremonton City in September 2016, where she was the Tremonton City Recorder.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, where she held many callings such as Relief Society President, Young Womens President, Nursery Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and many more callings. She was also very involved in the Cub Scouts of America program.

The most important thing in her life was her family, but more importantly, her 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. There was not a person that came in contact with her that didn't learn something from her and enjoyed being around her sweet and kind spirit.

She is survived by her husband, James (Butch) Hess of Tremonton; daughter, Wendy (Mike) King of Fielding; son, James Bart (Kathleen) Hess of Tremonton; daughter, Tanya (Robert) Stephensen of Delta; grandchildren: Kolton King, Lacey (Brock) Reed, Kody King, Nicole (Josh) Cutler, Kylie (Shaun) Mortenson, Christopher (Adrianna) Cantu, Kent (Savannah) Hess, Amber Hess, Colton Stephensen, Kaybree Stephensen, Henci Jo Stephensen, and Ryler Stephensen, her special little great-grandchildren: Emma and Erik Reed, James Shaun Mortenson, and Daphne Cutler. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy (Dave) Conger of Tremonton and her brother, Kim (Jane) Sparks of Clarkston. She had many nieces and nephews she loved and were very dear to her heart. She was preceded in death by her parents and her great-niece, Taylie Lynn Conger.

Thank you to her many friends and extended family for the kindness and love that they have shown her throughout her life. We'd like to give a special thank you to the staff at McKay Dee Hospital, who gave us an extra few months with our mother. We would also like to thank Legacy House of Logan, Logan Regional Medical ICU, and IHC Hospice that helped with her critical care in her last days.

Viewings will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tremonton 2nd Ward (251 S. Tremont Street) and Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with funeral services at 11 a.m., both at the Tremonton 2nd Ward. She will be laid to rest at the Fielding Cemetery.

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