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PRICE - Darlene World Frandsen, age 67, passed away June 22, 2015, in her home surrounded with those she loved and those who loved her.
Darlene was born September 6, 1947, in Price, Utah, the only child of Frank and Eloise World. It took many years for Frank and Eloise to have a child. Darlene's name was chosen because she was their "darling." She was born into the extraordinarily close Marx-World families, and spent her childhood and youth surrounded by loving grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She graduated from Carbon High School in 1965, College of Eastern Utah in 1968, and Southern Utah State College in 1971.
Following college graduation Darlene began an exceptional career with the Four Corners Mental Health office in Price, Utah. She retired from FCMH in 1999, completing over 27 years of dedicated service to her clients and co-workers. At Four Corners she implemented "The Cottage" program to create a safe place for mental health patients to gather, do meaningful projects, develop social skills and build friendships. The flagship of The Cottage was Darlene's full ceramics program, assisted by her husband Bob, and her mother and father.
In 1986 Darlene met the love of her life, Bob Frandsen, at the Ann Self School where he taught ceramics. Originally, she was his counselor, but the relationship soon blossomed into love. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on 8/6/ of '86. Throughout their 28-year marriage she and Bob served faithfully in multiple LDS church callings and attended the temple, which meant a drive to Provo, Draper or Salt Lake every week until their health made it impossible. They always held current temple recommends.
Darlene was blessed with a fabulous memory, keen powers of observation, a clever sense of humor, and a razor-sharp wit. She had the unique ability to make a brilliant comeback without even blinking an eye.
Darlene was dedicated to Bob and her large extended family, which included just about anyone with whom she came in contact. Business associates and medical providers became best friends, drawn to the couple by their positive attitudes and generous love of life and people.
Darlene is survived by numerous cousins, whose children she considered to be her own, her foster sister, Peggy (Gill) Mitchell and her family, and Bob's sister, Linda (Brent) Duke and her family. Darlene was preceded in death by her mother, Eloise World; father, Frank World; brothers-in-law Garry (Cora) and Brent Frandsen. She passed away only five days after her beloved husband, Robert Douglas Frandsen.
Special thanks is expressed to Conni Burnam (who lived with, loved and served Darlene and Bob); special family members, Lori Edwards, Teri Wright and Tyson Bryner who were always there for her; close friend, Holly Gregerson; all her neighbors and friends, and the Price City Police, Emergency Medical Responders and Fire Department. She and Bob could not have survived without you ALL in their lives.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Price 5th Ward LDS Chapel, 545 East 400 North. A viewing will precede the funeral from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Darlene at www.fausettmortuary.com.