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Darlene Agnes Mailliard Memorial
Darlene Agnes Mailliard Memorial

Darlene Agnes Mailliard

Darlene Agnes Mailliard

Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Darlene Agnes (Snoozy) Mailliard, 88, of the Lyman-Hamilton area passed away at home on November 11, 2023.  Darlene was born May 30, 1935 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Maurice and Gesche Snoozy.  In 1936, the family relocated to NW Washington and settled in Monroe.  Darlene graduated from Monroe High School in 1953 and attended beauty school.

In 1955, she was joined in marriage to Richard ‘Dick’ Mailliard.  In their early years, they operated dairy farms in Snohomish County.  In 1965, they moved their growing family to Skagit County, buying a farm on Cockreham Island.  Darlene and Dick owned and operated Skagit Valley Dairy until 1987.  After the family stopped farming, Darlene worked at Priceless Sporting Goods in Sedro-Woolley and Mailliard’s Landing Nursery.

Darlene was proud of her farming years where she worked side-by-side with her husband and raised Holstein heifer calves.  Her vegetable and flower gardens were the envy of many.  She will be remembered for her canning skills, baked goods, and fought over dill pickles.

She enjoyed family gatherings, time with friends and attending Bible study.  Darlene was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and Soroptimist International of Sedro-Woolley where she spent many hours working at the Walnut Tree.

Darlene is survived by her children, Cynthia Mailliard, Linda (Cork) Hunger, Michael (Toni) Mailliard, Susan (Bill) Esary, and Steven (Kim Dixon) Mailliard; grandchildren, Misty (Cory) Nahoopii, Brant (Carey) Hunger, Robert (Kate) Walsh, Kayla (Johnathan) Ibarra, Nolan Mailliard, Shane Mailliard, Dakota Esary, Bryce (Ivy) Esary and Colton Mailliard; great grandchildren, Olivia Hunger, Presley Esary, Kayden Ibarra, and Sage and Aspen Walsh; sister-in-laws Marjorie Sipos and Clare Snoozy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard ‘Dick’; parents; sister, Lucille Earlywine; brother, Edward Snoozy; son-in-law, Russell Farstead.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11am, December 2, 2023 at Skagit Baptist Church, 1325 Township Street, Sedro-Woolley.  A private family burial will take place at Hamilton Cemetery.

A special thank you for the care and support provided by Hospice of the Northwest.

Please share your memories of Darlene and sign the online guest register.



  • Toni Ruhl

    Condolences to the family. Darlene was one of Skagit Countys true Ladies. I was fortunate enough to have enjoyed many years with her in SedroWoolley Soroptimist. She will be remembered.

  • Janice Sipos Archuleta

    I’m not sure why Aunt Darlene held such a precious spot in our hearts but she sure did. One of my first memories was how she rescued me when we visited when I was 4, and was stuck in the barn storeroom and surrounded by cows that were waiting to be milked and I was too scared to go past them on my own. Later on, as an adult, we all realized how hard she worked, and at rare visits, she shared any recipe or wisdom acquired, in a non-assuming manner. She was a definite role-model for me. Our family will miss her, but we have warm memories that will be with us forever.

  • Tina Geissinger

    To my cousins (and families), I am so sorry for your loss of your Dear Mother. She was so special to us all. I mostly cherish the memories of her teaching us how to feed the calves when we visited! She was a gem and she will be greatly missed.

  • Wade

    You were such a good person, a good neighbor, and a joy to talk with. We miss you Darlene.

  • Kelly Hawley

    I had the pleasure of working with Darlene at the sporting goods store. She was an amazing, classy lady. Customers loved her. She always had words of encouragement and wisdom. She will be missed by many .

  • Mr.Dennis Sipos

    WOW,what a woman. one of the most loving and caring and hard-working women I think I’ve ever met, you know, maybe the most. I remember the year she even made beer, had to be the German in her. first thought was, I wish she had a few extra years. but then I realized we all are living on extra years and with this Thanksgiving week, I’m grateful for a few extra years and Aunt Darlene.Cus Dennis

  • Judy Clark

    Darlene was very special to me & the best neighbor anyone could ask for. We enjoyed trading plant starts & recipes and she was very much like a Mom to me. Our chats over the fence & her sweet demeanor will forever be etched in my memory & I am honored to have been her neighbor all those years.
    RIP dear Darlene 💖
    Condolences to the family she was so proud of.
    Judy Clark

  • Luisa Stewart

    So sorry for your loss Darlene was a great lady. Many prayers and hugs to the family 🙏🙏

  • Dale & Marilyn Pineda

    Hugs and prayers for all of Darlene’s family and friends during this difficult time of saying good-bye, but just for a while. May God keep you all in His hands with comfort, peace and encouragement in the coming days. I know the upcoming holidays will be difficult, but in those days I pray that there will still be many smiles in bringing out treasured memories. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
    Much love, Dale & Marilyn <

  • Misty Nahoopii

    Forever in my heart, my Grandma Mailliard will live on through all I do to leave a lasting loving mark on the world like her. I’m so grateful to have grown up with her helping to shape me. I’ll never stop missing her and know she is with loved ones I will see again some day too.

  • Tina Rexroth

    Sending much love, Peace and Comfort as you navigate through the coming year and all the firsts with your Mom in Heaven. I have fond memories of growing up and getting to be a part of Susan’s birthday parties. Sleepovers, 4H, FFA projects and church events. I will never forget the first birthday party I got to attend, We Rode the school bus to Susie’s, I was so excited. When we walked through the door, I thought I had walked into a television show(just like “Leave it to Beaver”. Everything was perfect, especially Darlene. She was a perfect wife, Mom, Cook and friend to all. It has been an honor knowing her and watching her nurture her family. When my Mom was sick, Darlene, Judy Hansen and Mary Ellen Byerly tried to visit Mom weekly til she passed. Amazing women we were raised by for sure. Rest in Peace. I know Paradise is pleased to have you. Thank you for being a perfect role model for us girls.

  • Ivy Esary

    Love you so much Grandma Darlene ❤️ Thank you for all the wonderful times and memories and being such an amazing grandma to Bryce and amazing great-grandma to Presley. We will miss you so much. Until we all meet again. ❤️🙏🏼