OBITUARY: Joy “Darlene” Standage

Joy “Darlene” Standage

January 25, 1935 ~ May 2, 2022

Joy “Darlene” Standage, 87, of Vale, Oregon, passed away on Monday, May 2, surrounded by family.

Darlene was born January 25, 1935, in Butler, Oklahoma, the oldest daughter of Ernie and Sadie Metcalf. During her youth the family moved to and from various towns – Willowcreek, Pasco, Hawthorne, Juntura and Vale. She graduated from Vale High School in 1953. After graduation she married Dorrance Standage, her high school sweetheart, on Jan. 23, 1954.

Together they built a family and a farm. While raising three children, Barbara, Larry and Sandi, she participated full time with Dorrance on the farm. She loved driving truck, opening beet fields, and doing books. Darlene loved reading, bowling, golfing, gardening, and sewing. She especially enjoyed taking her kids to ballgames, 4-H meetings . . .