Darlene Johnson Lords, age 88, with one last smile, passed away peacefully at home on February 2, 2016 beside family and friends. Born July 3, 1927 in Richmond, Utah, to Vernon F. and Laurenna S. Johnson. She married Dale C. Jensen in 1947; later divorced. Married Ralph C. Lords, May 1962; later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Ralph died Feb 14, 1987.\n\nDarlene lived and attended schools in Salt Lake City where she loved learning and excelled in school. Her occupational interest was in the business and dentistry office. She was an active member of the LDS Church, she enjoyed genealogy and temple work. She was concerned, sensitive, nurturing and committed to the needs of her family and friends. She was vibrant and loved spending time with people, cherishing her relationships with all of her friends and especially delighted in her role of wife, mother and grandmother. Whatever was hers was yours. She taught us all by her example to unconditionally love and forgive one another, to maintain our values, and to love the Lord. If you walked away from a visit with Darlene without a hug, it's because she couldn't catch you! She will be greatly missed by all who knew her for her warm smile, loving heart, and caring ways.\n\nHer biggest adventure and greatest love and joy was her "his, hers and ours" family. She is survived by her children David C. Jensen and wife Lisa, Jan J. Vaden and husband Zane, Brian R. Lords and wife Terresa, Carolyn L. Daly and husband John, Brent T. Lords, and Marsha L. Helmuth; along with grandchildren John, Jordan and Jacob Jensen, Kiara, Korbie and Pao, and Kindra Vaden., Tyler and Octavio, Nathan and Lauren, Jadyn, and Colton Lords, Taylor Rattray (deceased), Bryan Helmuth, and Christopher Lords and great-grand daughter Ashley. She is also survived by her sister Lorraine Johansen; nieces, nephews, and cousins, all of whom she loved.\n\nFinally, Mom and the family wish to express our sincere gratitude to the individuals who have given such exceptional service and support to her during her many years of illness. You are all angels and we love you for your sacrifice and love given to her.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the North Field Ward Chapel located at 2195 North 100 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 9 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park , Salt Lake City, Utah, beside her eternal companion Ralph.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.\n\n"Remember me and keep me close in your hearts, for I'll be remembering and watching over you."