Northwest NEWS

January 14, 2002


Darlene E. Workman, of Carnation, died at home on Jan. 6. She was 50.

Mrs. Workman was born on April 16, 1951, in Tacoma, Wash., the daughter of Donald and Doris Glenn. She was raised in Seattle and graduated from Tyee High School.
   On Dec. 22, 1978, she married Robert E. Workman in Leonardtown, Maryland. She was a store manager for the Department of Defense for the Navy Exchange in several cities. They lived in Everett from 1991 to 1994 and moved to Carnation in 1995. In 1994 she received a lung transplant from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
   She organized and established ecology clubs for elementary and middle schools. She received a Presidential Award from President Reagan in 1988 for her ecology work and the Golden Acorn award from the PTSA in Everett in 1992.
   Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, Brent P. Workman and daughter, Heather R. Workman, both of home; a brother, Darrel Glenn of Gig Harbor; two sisters, Donna Harvold and Debbie Mitchell, both of Carnation; and her father, Donald R. Glenn and stepmother Amy, of Lacey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   A gathering in her memory was held on Jan. 12 at the home of John and Donna Harvold in Carnation.
   Remembrances may be made to Second Wind Lung Transplant Assn. Inc., 300 S. Duncan Ave., Suite 227, Clearwater, FL 33755. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guest book at Arrangements are by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home.