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Darlene Mae Gerhart
  • In lieu of flowers, or as a memorial, the family has chosen donations to help support Darlene's granddaughter and her family in their mission work in the Dominican Republic. Donations can be made through Missions Door for the account of Josh Joiner.
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    Denver, CO 80205-3142

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“Our deep sympathy to all the family members. Darlene and David were generous friends and fellow-laborers in church events. Their hospitality...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Don and Glenna Bigelow - Mesa, AZ

“So many fond memories visiting the Gerharts with my grandparents (Barbara and Charlie) when I was growing up. David and Darlene were the sweetest...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Chrystyna Golloher - Portland, OR

“I have fond memories of Darlene from the 1980's when she provided bookkeeping services to the Carroll and Associates insurance agency. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Pat Costello - Tempe, AZ


Darlene, 83, died on February 13, 2018 and joined "Daddy and Jesus" in heaven. Darlene was born on July 14, 1935 in Decatur IL. She moved to AZ at 10 years old with her parents David and Jesse McDaniel. She was married in 1954 to David Gerhart. They lived in Tucson, AZ where Darlene worked for Roy H. Long Realty for many years. In 1982, she and David relocated to Mesa, Arizona. At that time, Darlene created Gerhart and Associates. She and her team specialized in insurance agency accounting. Darlene loved her work and many of those who worked with her became family to her. Darlene, along with her husband David were members of Trinity Church of Mesa where they dedicated their time, resources and talents to the church. Darlene is survived by her daughters Joyce Kahn (David), Deanna Baranowsky (Bob), Grandchildren, Eric Baranowsky, (Jennifer) Kimberly Jarman, (Jamie) Jamie Joiner, (Josh) Christy Baranowsky, (Jason) Danny Baranowsky, (Kim) and Andy Baranowsky (Genna). The little joys of her life - her great grandchildren, Rae, Liam, Aidan, Kailee, Maddox, Anthony, Audrey, and Kaiden will all miss their Grandma Hart. The list of people that Darlene and David "adopted" as family is enormous. In 1990, Ming and Luna Lee became part of the Gerhart family and in 1993 Darlene welcomed as her own granddaughter Michelle Lee who was followed 5 years later by her sister Leslie. In Darlene's heart, they were true family. Darlene is preceded in death by her parents David and Jessie McDaniel, and her sister "Little" Joyce, and her husband David Gerhart. Memorial services for Darlene will be held on March 10th at 1:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary at Trinity Church of Mesa. 2130 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213 There will be a cookie reception following the service.

In lieu of flowers, or as a memorial, the family has chosen donations to help support Darlene's granddaughter and her family in their mission work in the Dominican Republic.

Donations can be made through Missions Door for the account of Josh Joiner.

Missions Door
2530 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80205-3142
Email: Finance@MissionsDoor.org
www.MissionsDoor.org
Phone: 303.308.1818
Fax: 303.295.9090

Or through Trinity Church of Mesa and notated that the donation is to support Jamie and Josh Joiner.