Darla D. Bisbee, 54, a lifelong Hoquiam resident, went to be with the angels on April 9, 2019. Darla passed suddenly at Kirkland Evergreen Hospital of a pulmonary embolism. Darla’s wishes for organ donation were fulfilled prior to her cremation by Barton Family Funeral Service in Kirkland.
Darla’s brother, Bryan Schneider, her stepfather Bill Jackson, and her stepbrother Russell Jackson preceded Darla in death.
Darla is survived by her mother, Judith Jackson of Hoquiam, father, Joie Schneider (Patricia) of Montesano, sisters Leah Griffiths (Craig) of Hoquiam and Nikki Claassen of Spokane, stepbrothers Billy Jackson (Utah) and Randy Jackson (Arkansas), nieces Shaza Munsell (Joey) of Rochester and Tera Jackson of Hoquiam, nephews Russell Jackson of Hoquiam and Adam Jackson of Aberdeen. Darla also has many aunts, uncles, great nephews, great nieces, and cousins throughout Washington state.
Darla was a 1982 graduate of Hoquiam High School. Darla married Kent Bisbee in 1984 and they later divorced in 1998. Darla worked at Walmart from 1995 to 2016 and most recently was an in-home caregiver for Catholic Community Services until November 2018. Darla also became a certified Reiki practitioner in June of 2018.
Darla was known for her love of trees and being amongst nature. She enjoyed sightseeing, walking, and exploring numerous beaches and locations throughout Washington. Darla also enjoyed the trip of a lifetime to New York in 2003. She enjoyed collecting rocks, stones, and gems and took pride in educating others on their healing properties.
Darla will be remembered for the kindness that she showed to everyone. She had a witty sense of humor and an infectious laugh. Her beautiful smile, blonde hair, and mesmerizing blue eyes will forever be remembered.
There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, June 2nd 2019 from 1-4 pm at the Montesano Moose Lodge, 3 Monte Elma Rd. Montesano, WA. To honor Darla’s love of nature and travel, her ashes will be spread at various locations by family members.
Due to her fond love of children, memorial donations in Darla’s honor can be mailed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org/donate