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Darlene M. Koreski

Darlene M. Koreski

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Darlene M. Koreski, 75, of Longview passed away Feb. 6, 2015.

She was born April 7, 1939, in Yakima to John and Juliette (Huberdeau) St. George. She moved to the local area from Yakima 47 years ago.

Darlene married Gary E. Burkhart in Yakima on Feb. 9, 1957. He preceded her in death in 1967. On Jan. 20, 1968, Darlene married Joseph E. Koreski in Yakima. He preceded her in 2009.

Darlene was the league coordinator at Triangle Bowl until retiring in 2002. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and enjoyed cross-stitching, bowling, gardening, cooking and reading. Darlene was hard working, resilient and passionate when it came to her family.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and John Jabusch of Kelso; a son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Lisa Burkhart of Vancouver; six grandchildren, Alison Latham and her husband, Jesse, Alina Jabusch and Sasha Jabusch, all of Kelso, Benjamin Jabusch and his wife, Julia, and Hollie Jabusch, both of Longview, and Katelin Burkhart of Vancouver; five great-grandchildren, Emery, Luke, Ruthie, Isaac and Jacob; and six siblings, Jean, May, Edward, Rose Ann, Donald and Karen.

In addition to her husbands, Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Pauline; and a brother, John “Jackie.”

A memorial Mass is planned for 11 a.m. Monday at St. Rose Catholic Church with Father Bryan Ochs officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.

Arrangements are by Columbia Funeral Service.


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