Zelma Louise Derington

August 16, 1936May 4, 2013

Zelma Louise Derington August 16, 1936 - May 4, 2013 Louise was called home to heaven peacefully the evening of May 4, 2013. She was born August 16, 1936 in Arkansas and resided in McFarland for most of her life. Louise was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Bobby Ray in 1998. She is survived by her children Bobby Derington, Jr. (Dena) of Delano, Billy Derington (Danny) of Bakersfield, Debra Marroquin (Arthur) of Bakersfield, and Bruce Derington (Jody) of Woodland Park, CO; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; along with eight younger siblings and several nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. Louise was a resilient woman, with a quiet strength and a kind heart. Louise was happiest when she was surrounded by her family. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10th at North Kern District Cemetery in Delano.

Services entrusted to Delano Mortuary, a Dignity Memorial Provider.


  • Graveside Service Friday, May 10, 2013

Zelma Louise Derington

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Janet Dye

May 11, 2013

Bruce and family I grew up in McFarland and knew Louise as long as I can remember. I am sorry to hear of her passing but I know she will be with you in your hearts forever and also looking over you from above. Sincerely Janet(Woods)Dye.

Mary Lee (Derington)

May 10, 2013

Louise was a good woman. She has been a part of my life for many years. She was a good mother, grandmother, and mother n law. God has added another angel to haven. There was a great reunion on May 4. She will b missed.

May 9, 2013

I am so sorry to hear or Louise, passing. To the Lee family I send my prayers! god Bless. Peggy Strawn Atchley.

May 9, 2013

I cant remember when i didnt know louise,she was a very kind hearted person,always a smile,she will be missed love to all the Family.Danny and Freida Strawn,

Shirley Lee

May 9, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family . we loved Our cousin Louise RIP , Shirley Lee and EllaFay Lee

dolores apodaca

May 9, 2013

Derington Family, I'm so sorry to hear your mother passed away Louise was a sweet kind beautiful lady I had the pleasure to know I hope your family finds peace & comfort knowing she is in heaven rejoicing with our Savior Jesus Christ and reunited with love ones. May God's peace be with the Derington Family at this sad time. Our sincere condolences,Lola & Louie Apodaca Family

Vickey Chapman

May 9, 2013

Prayers to your family Lana.

Inez Wallace

May 8, 2013

So sorry to hear of Louise and her passing. She was a beautiful person. She had such a sweet spirit. God Bless all the family.

Mort and Inez

May 8, 2013

Dear Derington Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Zelma's passing, and please know you're in our thoughts and prayers.

From your friends on the Public Works Crew

Mike and Jenni Davis

May 8, 2013

So sorry for your loss...prayers and love to your family.