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Our "poor old mother" has gone to meet our "dear old dad".

It was a joyful reunion after she cussed him out for leaving her behind for almost six years. Ellen Grace Venstra Darke, 80, passed away August 12, 1995 in Salt Lake City, Utah.Born December 29, 1914 in Ogden, Utah to Albert Henry and Grace Hansen Venstra. Married Leslie Martin Darke, December 26, 1935 in Morgan, Utah. He preceded her in death October 24, 1989.

She enjoyed needlework and loved flowers, little kids and dogs.

Survived by two sons: William L. (Marilyn) Darke and Dennis A. (Joanne) Darke; six grandchildren, Amy, James, Stephen, David, Stephanie and Robert; two great-grandchildren, Corwin and Galen; and her special friend, Shirley Foote.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 17, 1995, 2:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue & N Street. Friends may call 12:30-1:30 Thursday at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East So. Temple.

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