Darlene P. Streichman
March 25, 1943 - February 17, 2014
Darlene P. Streichman, 70, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 17, 2014 in Payson. Born March 25, 1943 in Rock Springs, Wyo. to Wilma and the late John Pleich, Darlene married Sam Streichman on Oct. 23, 1971.
She was the strongest person we ever knew, having withstood 14 years of illness, including seven years of dialysis. Yet she was warm to everyone she met and everybody loved her.
Darlene enjoyed playing Bingo and played slot machines to calm her troubles. She was the first female bank manager in California and the legal secretary for the Gila County Attorney in Arizona.
After she became ill, she loved watching sports. Darlene spent hours watching every Phoenix Suns, Diamondbacks and Cardinals game.
Those who loved Darlene include her husband Sam, their son Jason and his wife Aubrey, her mother Wilma Pleich and her sister Lisa Katich and her husband Mike.
Friends are invited to the visitation on Friday (today), Feb. 21, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Rd.