Darlene (Hickey) Eyre

Born: Wed., Oct. 31, 1928
Died: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: Urie LDS Stake Center

Funeral Service

2:30 PM Sat., Dec. 02, 2017
Location: Urie LDS Stake Center

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Darlene Hickey Eyre was born on Wednesday October 31, 1928 to Cal Warren Hickey and Vilate Mae Langton Hickey.  She was born 8 minutes after her identical twin sister Delores Maxfield.  Darlene grew up on a ranch in Lonetree, WY.  Their dad always called them his little witches.  Darlene loved riding horses and took care of the dogey lambs when she was little.  One of her favorite things was to ride the bull rake  during haying season. The bull rake was pulled by a team of horses, which pulled her to the top of the haystack and then she would slide down.  She attended the 2- room schoolhouse in Lonetree until the 7th grade when she and Delores went to Mountain View to attend school.  They lived in a cabin by their older sister Joyce.  They cooked their food and took care of themselves until their daddy and mom would come and get them on the weekends.  Darlene attended the University of Wyoming for a quarter but then left to go home when her parents had a car accident.

Darlene married George Robert Eyre on Oct. 15, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple where they were sealed for time and all eternity.  They had 6 children.  Lynette Bybee, married to Ron Bybee, Charlene Stewart, married to David Stewart, Robert Cal stillborn, Kirk Eyre and the late Mary Beth, Brad Eyre, and Kristi married to David Gleaton.   They have 31 grandchildren and 75 great grandchildren.

Darlene loved cooking and sewing and made the best bread in the whole world according to her grandkids.  She was involved as a leader for 25 years in 4-H and as a 4-H Uinta County fair superintendant for 28 years.  She belonged to the Xadena club for 62 years also.  She had many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Her favorite was Stake Relief Society President.  She traveled from Lyman to Rawlings and everywhere in between to visit the different Relief Societies and the sisters.  She loved doing this.  She loved her family and rejoiced at each new addition.  Darlene traveled many miles to support and watch her children in all of their activities and contests and was their biggest fan.  

Darlene love to sew and made over 40 quilts for children and grandchildren. She made well over 106 receiving blankets for children and grandchildren as new arrivals came. One year she made tied flannel quilts for each of her grandchildren for Christmas.  She was loving and kind and a great example to her very large posterity.  Her family was the joy of her life.  She was the heart of our family and will be greatly missed.  We love you Mom!

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm at the Lyman LDS Stake Center in Urie, Wyoming.  A viewing will be held from 1 to 2:15 pm prior to the service only.  Interment will follow at the Lyman City Cemetery.

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N Perez
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
May I offer my sincere condolences. May your hearts find comfort in God's Word where it states: "He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord will wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace, no sickness (Isaiah 33:24), and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in God’s Word, family, friends and good memories at this time. My deepest sympathy to you.

Heather Bluemel
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
Darlene will be missed! I loved this lady so very much! She always made me feel welcome and wanted when I first moved to the valley. I am so extremely sorry for your loss, but at least now she is home and with the love of her life. I am sorry but I will not be able to attend, please know that my heart and love goes out to your entire family. Love forever, Heather

Larry and Wendy Jackson
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
We were saddened to hear of Darlene's passing. She always greeted us with a warm smile and an equally warm, "Hello". She would asked us how we were doing whenever she saw us. We are truly going to miss her, it is definitely a hard loss to take. We pray for her family and friends that God will keep them strong with His love and give them strength for days and years to come. God bless you all.

Jeanne Brinton McLain
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
To Darlene's Family...
She was a really sweet lady....she was my first 4-H leader and I believe one of ear first classes. Though it's been decades ago, she and Delores taught me the love of sewing and cooking. I've used this knowledge my entire life. I saw her many times on my trips to Lyman and was always such a pleasant visit.
I know it's hard to accept her loss as you will really miss her but rely on the teachings she so strongly believed in that she has been reunited with her other loved ones. My sympathy is with all the family.

Sydnee Keller and Ann Keller Bailey
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss. Darlene was a special person and we have fond memories of her and your family. Please know we are think of you and remembering her at this time.

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