Darlene Hilderman Gunther

Darlene Hilderman Gunther age 73 passed away at home with her husband Jerry and step-daughter Tracie (Gunther) Meister at her side.

Darlene grew up in Park City Montana daughter of Harry and Lucille Hilderman. In 2003 Darlene was happily married to Jerry Gunther who was her partner for almost 21 years at the time of her death.

Darlene has had several battles with cancer throughout her life. Darlene stayed strong and positive through it all. Darlene was always very thoughtful and never forgot a birthday or special occasion. Upon going into hospice she made sure her two living sisters had a necklace from her. Darlene and her husband Jerry enjoyed their home in Center Colorado with wide open spaces surrounded by farm land. They enjoyed the many card games they played with friends, she especially enjoyed poker. Darlene was also an avid Broncos fan.

Survivors include her wonderful husband Jerry who was always by her side, her daughter Becky Raiha; her stepson Brian (Nikki) Gunther, her stepdaughter Tracie (Dave) Meister, her Grandsons Hadly, Brennan, and Brady; her granddaughters Baylee, Katelyn, Sheridan, and Karissa; as well as 2 great-grandchildren Brinley and Rhett; her sister Roberta (Scott) Marquez, her sister Becky (Dennis) O'Reilly; her brother Harry (Sue) Hilderman and many nieces and nephews.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents Harry & Lucille Hilderman, her sister Kay Stewart and her nephew Garrick Logsdon.

"When Tomorrow Starts Without Me.

When tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand.

That an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand.

The angel said my place was ready in heaven far above.

And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

But when I walk through Heaven's Gates, I felt so much at home.

For God looked down and smiled at me, and told me welcome home.

So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart.

For every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart."

There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers please consider making contributions to Hospice del Valle at 514 Main Street, Alamosa, CO 81101 or to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/donate/donate-by-mail-or-phone.html. Rogers family Mortuary is in care of arraignments. To leave online condolences, tributes and words of comfort for Darlene’s family please visit www.RogersFunerals.com.