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Old 12-02-2012, 10:02 PM
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Default Vern Darley's wife

I was sorrowed to learn from Vern that his wife Deb passed away Thursday.

Praying for Vern and his family.
Mark Burns
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:49 AM
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She was a wonderful lady and I'm very sure that she has gone to be with her Lord.

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:35 AM
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Vern, my heartfelt condolences.
Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:38 AM
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Prayers and condolences

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:14 AM
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We are all family Vern. We mourn with you.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:38 AM
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I am sorry to hear of your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Live Long And Prosper! 🖖🏻
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:31 PM
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prayers for you and family
Marshall Jacobson

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:22 PM
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I'm very sadden to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers with Vern and his family.
Louise Hose, Editor of The Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:09 PM
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Default Thanks for the kind remarks

Celebration of Deb's Life
Saturday, Dec 8, 2012
11am EST
Grace Evangelical Church
164 Flat Creek Trail
Fayetteville, GA


Her story of battling multiple myeloma


Last month while we were chatting in the hospital room she turned to me and said, 'Vern, when we get home I think you need to build another RV.'

I had dreams about flying with Deb all over our great land but all her trips ended up being between Peachtree City, GA and Little Rock, Ark. to the UAMS cancer center for 3 years.

She learned to love clouds. While IFR inside clouds she would get so excited about being inside a cloud. When she look at towering cu, she would find the animal shapes in the clouds.

When we first married 38 years ago we rebuilt a 1939 Luscombe 8A. Hanging out with all my USAF buds she would hear us talking about acro. One day while flying around Pikes Peak in the 65hp Luscombe, I suggested we head back and land at Meadowlake. She said no, we could not land yet. I asked why. She said we could not land until she had experienced a loop. I tried to beg off but she insisted. So, after building up a head of steam, I pulled up into a loop and said, OK, we can head back now.

No, she said. We cannot go back until I can keep my eyes open all the way thru a loop. Several loops later she was able to keep them open and we went to land.

Deb was beloved by many and will be missed!
Vern Darley
Awarded FAA "The Wright Brothers 'Master Pilot' Award"- for 50 years safe flying

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:13 PM
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My condolences Vern. Deb sounds like she was an amazing person.
-kevinh, Track my RV-7A, flying, alas, sold in 2013 after 450ish hours. (I'm now building something different)
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