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Darlene Ruth Shields

January 14, 1947October 25, 2021
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Darlene Ruth Shields, age 74, of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021. Darlene was born January 14, 1947.

A visitation for Darlene will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Murphy Funeral Homes, 4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203. A graveside service will occur Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.murphy-funeralhomes.com for the Shields family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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Darlene Ruth Shields

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Linda Earl

November 4, 2021

I was so sad to hear of Darlene’s passing. She was a kind and beautiful spirit, full of joy and life. I enjoyed talking to her each month at our Alexandria P.E.O. Chapter meetings. She was fun and interesting, always giving. My heart goes out to you, Jack. She will be missed by every one of us who knew and treasured her.

Gwen Flanders

November 4, 2021

Jim and I were so very sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. She was always a pleasure to run into, so full of the joy of life. We're thinkingof you.

Celeste McCall

November 2, 2021

I first met Darlene and her husband Jack about 12 or 13 years ago at Le Cote d'Or restaurant in Arlington. In the course of our conversation she suggested that I join the National Press Club; she offered to be my sponsor. Thanks to Darlene and Jack, I also joined the NPC's photo committee. Darlene was always a warm, friendly presence at meetings and other events. She was also an amazingly talented, creative photographer. My husband Peter and I extend our condolences to Jack and Darlene's family. We will greatly miss her.

Celeste McCall

Julia Williams

November 1, 2021

We are so saddened to hear of the news of Darlene's passing. She was always so kind to me and supportive through good times and bad. I will miss her very much.

Sending prayers and hugs during this difficult time.

Juli Williams

Vineeta Anand

October 31, 2021

Darlene was a huge personality, and a warm, caring person. I met her when I joined the National Press Club's Photography Committee in 2008, and was deeply touched that she bought me a wedding gift when I was getting married that August even though we had met just a few months earlier.
Her death is an enormous loss not only the NPC and the photography community but to all who knew her.
My condolences to her loving husband Jack and her sisters.

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