Darlene S. McDonough Payne, age 85, formally of Jacksonville, passed away Friday, February 10th, 2023.
Darlene and James lived a military life for over 20 years in numerous states including Washington, California, Hawaii, and Virginia. After retirement they travelled extensively throughout the US in their motor home.
Darlene and Cecil married later in life and brought 3 stepchildren into her life: Earl, Mardene and Terry. Darlene and Cecil enjoyed travelling extensively all over the globe. Later in life she picked up the game of golf with Cecil and actually scored 3 hole-in-ones. She loved to read, socialize, and spend time with her family.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husbands, James G. McDonough and F. Cecil Payne, and her beloved sister and brother-in-law John and Evelyn Feely. She was also preceded in death by 3 of her 5 children: James, Laura and Glenn.
Darlene is survived by her daughters Angela Haltiwanger (Steve) and Cynthia Barrs (William); her 3 grandsons; Darold, Steven and Phillip, and her great-grandchildren, Darold and Zofia.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, February 16th, at Evergreen Cemetery, 4535 Main Street, Jacksonville FL 32206. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Evergreen Funeral Home – 904-353-3649.