Darlene Jensen Snow

August 21, 1927 ~ July 31, 2020


Aug. 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
9636 South 1700 East , Sandy Utah
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    Aug. 8, 2020
    11:00 AM
    9636 South 1700 East , Sandy Utah
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  • Darlene Jensen Snow left this mortal life to join her beloved spouse, Dean Brimhall Snow, on July 31, 2020, their 74th wedding anniversary. She was the mother of Joyce (Peter) Maughan, Dean Jackson (Peggy) Snow, Janet (James) Bacciocco, Denise (Harry) Segura, Shelly (Wayne) Reichmann; grandmother of 25, great-grandmother of 67, and great-great-grandmother of 1. Darlene was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 21, 1927 to Nephi and Myrtle Fenton Jensen. She was the third of eight children and the oldest living child as her two older siblings died before she was born.

    She grew up in Salt Lake City, graduated from East High in 1945, and briefly attended BYU. She met her future husband there, a handsome former soldier, who posed as her home teacher in order to ask for a date. They were married and sealed July 31, 1946 in the St. George Temple by his father who was the temple president. Their early married life was interrupted when Dean served in the Korean War, leaving Darlene with two small children at home. After he returned home from Korea, they added three more children to their family. Darlene stayed at home caring for their children when they were young. When they were older, she got a job at Z.C.M.I.

    She served in a number of callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over her lifetime including Relief Society president three times. She volunteered for 7 years as a guide on Temple Square. In retirement, Darlene and Dean served a full-time Family History mission in the New York/New York Mission and they served 25 years in the Baptistry of the Jordan River Temple and the Draper Temple.

    Darlene was a talented china painter. She enjoyed making porcelain dolls and taught classes in her home. She loved to sew gifts for her grandchildren. She was an independent woman and was able to live in her home until the very end with the assistance of her children, other family members who lived with her, and the excellent hospice care she received.

    Darlene’s greatest achievement in this life was as the Matriarch of her large family, who revered her as their stylish, hardworking, loving, and faithful wife, mother, mother-in law, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

    Funeral services for family only will be held Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sandy Utah East Stake Center Chapel, 9636 South 1700 East in Sandy, Utah. A viewing for all family and friends will precede these services from 9:00 to 10:30. Family and friends are invited to sign an online guestbook at www.LARKINMORTUARY.com.


    Dear Janet and Denise; I remember your dear mother so well from my childhood. She always had an aura around her of calmness. She was always there to greet us when friends would come by your home. I know that you will miss her here on this earth, but will see her again.

    - Robin Ririe Larson
    Our condolences to Darlene's family and friends. She was proud of her pioneer ancestors. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, joining in 1968, 52 years!

    - P. Carson
    So sorry for your loss. I came to love Darlene when I served as her counselor in the Young Women in Murray 33rd Ward. She was a great lady, loved her Lord and Savior, and was very concerned with the young women in her care in the ward. I feel privileged to have known Darlene.

    - Reva Hatch Roundy
    We are so blessed to have lived by sweet Darlene the past 34 years. She is such a beautiful person inside and out. Her beautiful smile brightened our days and her kindness and caring was always so comforting. We love Darlene and Dean and will be forever grateful for the influence they have been on our lives. When we would visit her she always let us know she couldn’t wait to join her love Dean. We are so happy she is rejoicing with him now but our hearts go out to all those of her loving family that will miss here until they meet again.

    - Jayne and Scott Raymond
    Darlene was a very special person. So very kind to everyone and always wearing a beautiful smile. Darlene was always dressed so beautifully with her hair always looking perfect and her makeup also perfect. She was a true example of womanhood to us all. Darlene loved the Lord Jesus Christ and showed this by her great example to us!!! We will so miss her but are happy for her to be with Dean. May the Lord comfort her dear family who she loved so very much!! Sincerely. Mike and Shirley Saxey

    - Michael and Shirley Saxey