Jan. 20, 1942-March 19, 2014
GHENT - Services for Darlys M. Paxton, 72, of Ghent will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service today at Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.
She died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center.
Darlys Mae was born Jan. 20, 1942, in Marshall, to Lyle and Alice (Erickson) Cutler. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church. Darcy attended Marshall schools, graduating in 1960. She furthered her education at Augustana and Mankato State.
Darcy met Doug while they were both working at the Starlight Drive-In Theater. They were united in marriage on Feb. 19, 1966. To this union a son, Douglas "DJ" was born. Darcy was employed at Henle's Printing, and was also an assistant editor for Baldwin Sporting Goods. She was also the parish secretary at First Lutheran Church, retiring in 1972, due to her health. The love of her life was her family. She was very active in the Minnesota Science Fair with her son DJ, was an active member of the Marshall Lions Club, where she held several officer positions including Vice District Governor and District Governor. She was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award. Darcy also enjoyed college sports, (avid Gopher fan), Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins and also NASCAR Dirt Track Racing.
Darcy is survived by her husband, Doug of Ghent; her son Douglas (and Ellen) of Edina; grandchildren Benjamin and Netanya; sister, Carol Lass of Minneapolis; brother-in-law Robert Wayridge; nephews, Jeremy Lass and James Lass, Jr.; her puppy Bella; also many other relatives and friends.
Darcy was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister Diane Wayridge.
Blessed Be The Memory of Darlys Paxton.
Hamilton Funeral Home