Darlene Louise Michaud

February 10, 1949February 14, 2019

Darlene Louise Hardin/Michaud, 70, of Tukwila, Washington, passed away on Valentine's Day February 14, 2019. She was born in Bell, California on February 10, 1949. She was married to Marvin Dennis Michaud of Tukwila. She is survived by her best friend Anita Petersen, nephews Robert Hardin and James Hardin, nieces Gina Petersen-Sedia and Crystal Long. There will be no services. Burial at sea, off the coast of Ocean Shores, Washington, will take place in July 2019."


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Darlene Louise Michaud

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James Hardin

February 20, 2019

Aunty, we were just sitting on the couch talking about how much you love your penthouse apartment with a view and then poof! You’re gone just like that. I miss hearing your voice and our daily video chats. I feel so honored that you allowed me to take care of you and follow through with your wishes. I am so happy we got these last 5 years to spend time together, learn together, cry together, laugh together and make up for lost time. I promise I will stop crossing my toes.

The crossing toes story: Aunty’s had this bad habit of crossing her second toe over her big toe since she was a child. Grandma Virginia would tell her if she doesn’t stop it her toes will stay that way forever and that’s exactly what happened. So Aunty and I are hanging out this last summer and we both go to put our feet on the coffee table and we are both crossing our toes, both feet at the same time. We started laughing so hard. We discovered really fast just how alike we are. She was trying to get her sandals on one morning and she calls me over to help her uncross her toe so she can get the sandal hoop in between her toes. She made me laugh so much. I looked up at her and said Grandma was right. I promise I will stop crossing my toes.
Thank you Aunty for showing me what it means to love and be loved unconditionally. I will cherish our time together forever. She would always tell me she loves me more, so now I love you more and more and more and more.