OBITUARY

Dorene Dawn MacLachlan

June 6, 1957February 6, 2018

Dorene Dawn MacLachlan last lived in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and passed away Tuesday February 6th, 2018. She was born June 6th, 1957 at the Flushing Hospital in Flushing Queens, New York. Her home was in Freeport Nassau, NY. Dorene was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dorene has a beautiful big heart and spirit. She is always thinking of others with a delightful sense of humor. She adored and is extremely proud of her son, Sean whom she raised in Connecticut, where he is presently working on obtaining his PhD in Chemical Engineering. Dorene is very intelligent, an avid reader whom while in early childhood read a book every night with her Mother and was reading at a 5th grade level when she was only in 1st grade. She and her Mother and siblings went swimming twice a day in San Diego, California and when she was grown, she loved being on the swim team while working on her Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston. She is creative and an amazing artist who avidly loves the outdoors. She enjoys going and making things of beauty from the earth with flowers, sand or leaves. She sews beautifully as well, embroidering on clothing without patterns, along with beaded purses. An art teacher told her that her greatest gift was sculpting. She also made exceptional family albums for her siblings. Recently she returned to school at the University of Wisconsin, making just under a 4.0 GPA. Some of her employment included working as a telecommunications consultant and she also worked in management for Fortune 500 companies in New York City. Dorene is survived by her special loved one Richard Meurer, beloved son Sean Patrick McDarby, Mother Arlene Ann Tucker Dunford and husband Franklyn. Sisters Lynn (Bobby) Fields, Susan (Stuart) Dimson, Janene (Travis) Felton and Bonnie MacLachlan (Jessie Miller). Brothers Brian MacLachlan and Michael Manning. Also her loving lifetime friend Debra Santoro, Aunt Jacqueline Arnold, Aunt Jeanette (Douglas) Dillon, Aunt Joyce (Kevin) Oldenburg, Uncle Raymond Tucker and numerous Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. Dorene was preceded in passing by her Father Donald Stuart MacLachlan, and Grandparents Stuart A. and Harriet (Meyer) MacLachlan and Raymond V. and Irene (Warren) Tucker. Also, Loretta Philomena Tucker and Robert Edward Arnold. There will be a viewing for Dorene at Crist Mortuary in Boulder, Colorado Saturday February 17th from 2-5pm, Sunday February 18th from 6-9 pm and Monday February 19th from 9:30-10:15am. The service will follow at 10:30am on Monday. Bishop Lanny Loveday of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be officiating. Dorene's interment will be Monday at noon at Green Mountain Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Interment Monday, February 19, 2018
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Dorene Dawn MacLachlan

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Kathy Bozydaj McClure

February 16, 2018

Prayers to all of Dorene's brothers and sisters, her son and all those close to her. What a beautiful girl and woman, gone way too soon.

Teri Landry Kamp

February 15, 2018

Gone too soon. Her struggles were real though. My heart goes out to her loving family especially her son. May God grant her and her loved ones peace. Amen

Pete Taliaferro

February 15, 2018

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Dorene's passing. She was a very special person. We came to know each other in our last years in high school and we began a special friendship that put in place some fond memories. She never lost her sense of humor whatever the situation and she had a sweet kindness. My heart goes out to her family with my most sincere sympathies. Peace be with her.

Paula Mannese Beach

February 14, 2018

Rest In Peace sweet Doreen. You will be remembered and missed.

Pete Taliaferro

February 14, 2018

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Dorenes passing. She was a very special person. Our friendship in our earlier years was special with some great memories.She never held back her sense of humor whatever the situation and her kindness always shined through. My heart goes out to her family with my most sincere sympathies.

Peggy Devine Mead

February 14, 2018

Sending my condolences to Dorene's family. Praying for all to find comfort at this time.. You now have a beautiful, beloved Angel to watch over you.

Maggie McVeigh

February 13, 2018

The angels have brought you to a peace....

Anthony Amodeo

February 13, 2018

Anthony Amodeo

February 13, 2018

Anthony J. Amodeo, Jr.

February 13, 2018

I was very saddened when I read of Dorene's passing.

I have known her since middle school years. Her smiling face brightened up the moment whenever we would speak to one another. She was so cheerful and full of laughter, a wonderful person.

I will miss seeing her at MCHS class reunions.

My most sincere condolences to her son, siblings and all other family members during this difficult time.

God bless.