Darlene Cleo Ciruso, 80, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Jan. 7. She was born on Sept. 8, 1939 in Yerington, Nev. to Robert and Ruby Rawlins. She was a friend, daughter, aunt, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, breast cancer survivor and most importantly she was the beloved mother to her three daughters. 

She will be remembered for her generous soul and compassionate heart. In Darlene’s eyes, there was always room for another seat at her family’s table. When she wasn’t baking, gardening or doing tai chi, she could be found at the church that brought her so much peace, The Church of Latter-Day Saints. 

Darlene’s career spanned over decades, including roles as a programmer with Bank of America and then continuing on to work for Templeton Radiology and Radiology Associates. 

Darlene is survived by her three daughters, Kellie Graham, Karrie Jones, Kimberly Grogan and her son-in-law Christopher Grogan; her grandchildren David Graham, Jeffrey Graham, Keely Jones, Jagger Jones, Steven Grogan, Matthew Grogan, Tyler Grogan and her great-grandchildren Kendra Graham, Jase Graham, and Cade Graham. 

Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2600 Ramona Road, Atascadero, Calif., followed by a graveside dedication at Atascadero Cemetery. 

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