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This website was created in loving memory of and as a tribute to the life of our beloved, Dar.

Although Dar is not with us physically, she remains alive in our hearts.

We miss her each and every minute of each and every day.
Our hearts ache as we try to carry on life without her dry sense of humor, the laughter and irreverance she brought to every situation, her love and devotion to family, and her tireless energy.

If you never had the good fortune to be a part of Dar's life, then you truly missed out on knowing a remarkable person who was one-of-a-kind!

If you did know Dar, well then, you know how lucky you were and you share in our sorrow.

Take a few moments to view the photos in the Gallery, read about Her Life and the Stories that have been posted.

This is always a "work in progress" so please visit again soon.
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Please feel free to light a memorial candle as a tribute to Dar.

You can also upload a photo and/or share a story of your own memory.

Posted by Nancy Neilsen-Young on January 20, 2011
Hey Dar,It's been 4 months and they sure have been tough without you!I read Barb's message and I agree with what she said.On the one hand I keep reaching for the phone to call you but then again I feel like it's been forever since I was with you talking and laughing.Seems like I'm missing you more with each day,it certainly doesn't seem to be getting ANY easier.Miss ya&Luv ya Nanc
Posted by Barbara Paronto on January 19, 2011
Dar, I got a miniature tea set with pink flowers and gold trim. It's beautiful! I'll keep the creamer, Nanny gets the sugar bowl, Kimmy, Amy, Kristel, Meghan, Princess Natalie and Jessica each get a tea cup and saucer to keep in your memory. I'll put a teaspoon of your cremains in the tea pot and we'll all go to Dad's grave in the spring so you can be with him here and up in Heaven. Cool,huh?
Posted by Nancy Neilsen-Young on January 15, 2011
Hey Dar,WOW!!Things sure are different without you!We are all trying to hang in there with our chins up but we ALL sure do miss you!You had a special way of making us feel better.I'm sure it was different for each of us but you knew what would make each of us smile.I sooo miss talking with you and just hanging out. Like I said though,we are all trying.Keep watching out for us PLEASE! Luv ya Nanc
Posted by Kim Deline on January 14, 2011
Hi mom,make a place beside you for Fuzzy.Fuzzy's health was failing quickly,so dad did the humane thing by having him put to sleep.Poor dad,I know you're watching over him.So now you & Fuzz can watch over him.Nat's fish Bubble's needs a place beside you too;she died 1/10/11.It's been a tough week!I love you & miss you!
Posted by Kim Deline on January 12, 2011
I miss you, mom!I miss being able to call you up after having a bad day (like today) and being able to vent to you about it.You'd always have something to say to make me feel a bit better or give a hug or whatever!Life's just not the same without you.I'm definately NOT the same ole' Kimmy without you.I love you mom!
Posted by Kristel Davis on January 10, 2011
Dar, not a day passes that I don't miss you and think of you. I have your picture on my desk so that I can see your smile when I am having a bad day. The girls are all doing a great job of keeping in touch and being there for eachother; I am the worst at keeping up the communication. No one brings everyone together quite like you did!
Posted by Nancy Neilsen-Young on January 9, 2011
Dar,It's only a week into the New Year and I can't even count how many times I could've used your advise and humor to deal with all the STUFF that's going on with KWS.I can almost hear you say,"You want me to call them for you?I'll tell them what's up and like it!" Although I never had you do it,I miss that backup.I have a meeting soon,I hope I have some of your gusto for it.Wish me luck. Luv nanc
Posted by Nancy Neilsen-Young on January 3, 2011
Dar, I wished I'd known how near the end you were and how fast you were leaving us cuz I NEVER would have left your side if I'd known,I would have stayed with you 24/7,I would have done ANYTHING for you and I just wanted you to know that.I think of you always and like that song says, I wish I had one more day with you. Miss you LOTS!! Luv you LOTS, Nanni
Posted by Barbara Paronto on January 1, 2011
Well Dar, it's New Year's Day. Me, Nanny, Jess and Madi joined Kim, Curt and Nat, Amy and Add to hang out with Mikey for a while last night. I know you never really rang in the New Year partying, but we all just wanted to be there for one another. It is SO not the same without you! I know you were there in spirit, but we miss your sense of humor desperately! Happy New Year, Dar. Love, "B
Posted by Nancy Neilsen-Young on January 1, 2011
Dar, We went to your house last nite and gave Mikey his gift(your star)So,now there's a "Dar star" up in the Heavens.Mikey tried to find it but it was too cloudy,can't wait til he can point it out so when I think of you I'll have a focus point to look at.I miss you so much,it's so hard to have the same excitement about things without you here but I'm trying. Happy New Year!! Luv ya!! Nanni
Posted by Kim Deline on January 1, 2011
Happy New Year mom!We had a lil gathering at your house last night so Nanny could give dad the info on your star.Its very obvious when dad reaches his max when remembering you, but he handles himself so gracefully.You'd be proud!I think we all feel so much comfort knowing you're looking down on us everyday;so now your star is a daily reminder of that fact that you're watching!love & miss you,dolly
Posted by Kim Deline on December 27, 2010
Christmas wasn't the same without you!We all did our own private parts to make it through but we all shared an unspoken knowledge of sorrow.You'd be proud of dad and how he handled the holidays.He has been honest with his feelings and upfront with his limitations because of his feelings.He loves you so much,we all do!We all miss you too!I'm sure your Christmas was beautiful!xoxo your dolly
Posted by Nancy Neilsen-Young on December 25, 2010
Dar, I went to your house last night for Christmas Eve and spent the evening with Mikey, the kids and Barb & Skip.We talked and remembered times with you,which was nice but also sad.Things just aren't the same without you.I miss your humor,your voice, your laughter and your friendship so much. Miss you and Love you!! Nanny
Posted by Barbara Paronto on December 24, 2010
Well, Dar, it's Christmas Eve. We made it through the evening at your place. It wasn't the same without you, but we all did what we could to get each other through it. You would be sooooo proud of Mikey and the kids - how they honor your memory and look out for one another. Many gifts were given in your memory. You are NOT forgotten - not for one minute! Merry Christmas, Honey. Love, "B
Posted by Barbara Paronto on December 20, 2010
Dar, it's been 3 months. I still miss you every minute of every day. We’re going to your house Christmas Eve - even Skip. Nanny will be there too! It certainly won’t be festive, but we’re all doing the best we can to help each other get through the holidays. Just wanted you to know that Nanny and I are keeping our promise and doing our best to look out for Mikey and the kids. I Love You, "B
Posted by Kim Deline on December 20, 2010
Hi mom...Three months without you seems like a lifetime!I miss you everyday.All those trips to Hermit Island with Barb and Skip didn't prepare me for missing you like this!Thank God for B and Nan checking in;I feel you in them whenever we talk,write,visit,hug etc.I'm glad you raised me to be close with them because I feel like they're surrogate moms.NO ONE can EVER take your place though!Love you!
Posted by Nancy Neilsen-Young on December 20, 2010
Hey Dar, It's been three months today since you left us but I feel like it's been forever.I wish I could figure out how to fill up this whole that's been left in me without you but I haven't found a way.I'm keeping in touch with Mikey and the girls and that helps to keep you closer.They're great,but of course you know that,you raised them.I love you Dar and miss you bunches!! Nanny
Posted by Nancy Neilsen-Young on December 18, 2010
Dar,I'm trying to get ready for Christmas,but I miss you terribly!!I miss going shopping with you,out for brunch and just bouncing my gift ideas around with you.Let me tell you,thrift store shopping is not the same without you!I miss my shopping partner!!I'm trying to pull it together but I can feel the emptiness of your absence in my life every day.I love you,I miss you and Merry Christmas Dar!
Posted by Barbara Paronto on December 16, 2010
Dar, I know that you grabbed the best seat in heaven - right beside Dad! I also know that you're looking down as we try to pick up our lives. We're trying - some days are better than others. We all miss you terribly! Personally, I just don't know how to move on. I'm stuck.
Posted by Nancy Neilsen-Young on December 12, 2010
I miss Dar so much!Dar was always more than just my sister,she was my friend,confidant,my "go to" person for everything.I'm also realizing she was my core.I feel very lost without her,I feel like I've lost my spark and I'm trying to figure out how to get it back.The only thing that keeps me sane is knowing she is with Jesus and Dad and that one day I'll see them again.Til then-know I love you Dar!
Posted by Alicia Gordon on December 4, 2010
Dar I miss our phone calls and when you worked in W. Leb we would see each other all the time. I miss knowing that you would always call with any news about the family good or bad. I miss knowing you were always there if I needed to talk. We all need to take lessons from you. I am so thankful for the time we got to spend together the last few months. I Love you Dar.
Posted by Patricia Cohen on November 30, 2010
"Forever Missed" says it all! Although not my first niece (that place will always belong to the dear one responsible for this awesome Memorial-her big sister, Barbara), Dar was someone who taught us all a few things about "pushing the envelope." Dar's often boisterous ways and her uncut/unedited humor made her the life of every party worth attending! She seemed to bring out the best in all of us!
Posted by Barbara Paronto on November 26, 2010
I feel like I've lost two Dars - the Dar I grew up with who had the tough shell but was a softie thru and thru, who would do ANYTHING for me - and the Dar who emerged in the last year who was so meek and mellow. I miss her terribly!
Posted by Kim Deline on November 26, 2010
I miss you, mom! I have you with me all the time and I think about you always. I'm trying to figure out life without you but I don't think I'm making much progress. People say "I just want to get back to normal"; For me, "normal" incuded you, mom, so I'm trying to figure out what my new "normal" is. I love you and miss you!
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Posted by Nanci Neilsen-Young on August 2, 2020
Hey girl, I think about you always!!! I was floating around and swimming yesterday and I kept playing back in my head ALL the times at your pool. What fun we had!!!!! I miss you!!!!!  I don't know what is happening with your walk this year but trust me......I WILL WALK FOR YOU!!!!! Even if we can't have a public one...ill be walking and i'll get a shirt made, I CANNOT let a year pass where you are not honored!!! I'm thinking I may go to the cemetery today and check things out. Just wanted to say Hi and hang with you for a bit. And to remind you that you are NOT forgotten!!!!  I luv & miss ya MUCH!!!! XOXOXO Nanc
Posted by Nanci Neilsen-Young on June 2, 2020
Hey Dar, what can I say??? I miss you more than I can express!! I miss Dad too!!! I'm glad you guys are together!!  it is so crazy down here, I don't know if you can see, watch, whatever.... But it's not good here!!! I can't figure people out!! I guess that's why I stick to my own little world. Anyway, I needed to come here and say Hi to you and say Happy Birthday to Dad. You have to know that you are always remembered and missed and never will you be forgotten!!! Xoxo Nanc
Posted by Kimmy Deline on May 10, 2020
Happy Mothers Day, mom ❤️ I love you and think about you all the time, especially lately with everything going on. I wish you were here with me to talk to and get a hug from. I’ve needed it so much in the last year. I realize now that I fractured when you died; each day, month, and year, since has just caused that break to get bigger and widen and now I feel completely broken. I’m not the same without you. Sending you love and hugs and kisses from hell on earth.
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I'll Always Remember Us This Way

Shared by Barbara Paronto on November 22, 2018


by Lady Gaga

That Arizona sky burning in your eyes
You look at me and, babe, I wanna catch on fire
It's buried in my soul like California gold
You found the light in me that I couldn't find

So when I'm all choked up but I can't find the words
Every time we say goodbye Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down and the band won't play
I'll always remember us this way

Lovers in the night Poets trying to write
We don't know how to rhyme but, damn, we try
But all I really know - you're where I wanna go
The part of me that's you will never die

So when I'm all choked up but I can't find the words
Every time we say goodbye Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down and the band won't play
I'll always remember us this way

Oh, yeah
I don't wanna be just a memory, baby, yeah


When I'm all choked up but I can't find the words
Every time we say goodbye Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down and the band won't play
I'll always remember us this way, oh, yeah

When you look at me and the whole world fades
I'll always remember us this way.

Shared by Nanci Neilsen-Young on May 10, 2017

Happy Mothers Day!! 
I know I'm a little early but I have a busy weekend and may not get to a computer so I wanted to chat and wish you a Happy Mothers Day now so I wouldn't miss it!  I still miss you like CRAZY and trust me, you will NEVER be forgotten!!   
I luv and miss ya MUCH!!!  xoxoxoxo Nanc

Shared by Nanci Neilsen-Young on September 20, 2015

Here we are Dar!!!  Our 5th Annual Six in the City Memorial Walk!!
You are loved and you are missed more than I can say!!!