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Darrell Kearns Memorial
Darrell Kearns Memorial

Darrell Kearns

Darrell Kearns

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Darrell Kearns, age 74, passed away at home August 6, 2021, with his wife by his side in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.  He was born November 17, 1946, in Boise, Idaho to Hugh and Helen (Heater) Kearns.

He was raised in Eagle, ID.  Darrell was married to Donna, the love of his life for 52 years.  Together they had one child, Terri Lynn.  Darrell is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals and awards.  After leaving the Army, he moved his wife and young daughter to Whidbey Island.  They moved to Sedro-Woolley in 1972.  In his younger years, he loved to go hunting and fishing.  Later in life, he took up wood carving.  He enjoyed carving ducks, fish and wood baskets.  At Christmas time, he made Christmas card puzzles for family and friends.  He took pride in helping others.  Darrell was a great husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.  Darrell loved his Seahawks!

In addition to his wife, Donna, he is survived by his sisters, Barb Brauer and Tina (John) Daniels; brother, Criss (Gail) Earl; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Terri Lynn Kearns at the age of 19; parents, Hugh Kearns and Helen Earl; stepdad, Ron Earl; mother-in-law, Audrey Coleman; brother, Gordon Kearns; sister-in-law, Judy Kearns; brother in law, Richard Brauer; nephews, Larry Brauer and Taylor Daniels.

The family would like to thank Hospice of the Northwest and all the wonderful caregivers.  Darrell’s final resting place will be the Columbarium at Mount Vernon Cemetery with his daughter, Terri Lynn.  Share your memories of Darrell and sign the online guest register.


  • Ellie Gerhardt

    Donna, I am so sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing; my heart goes out to you. You are so often in my thoughts but even more so during this sad time. My condolences to all the family.

  • Lorna E Astle-Fox

    Condolences Donna on the passing of your husband Darrell. We have never met but are first cousins.

  • Marilyn Astle

    Donna, although we have never met, you and I are first cousins. Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband Darrell.
    Marilyn Astle
    Lethbridge, Alberta

  • Robie & Lewis

    Dear Donna & the rest of Darrell’s family, we’re SO sorry for your loss. Darrell was such a good person & friend. We still have (and use) the pig cutting board, and the jigsaw Christmas puzzles were always such fun. We will miss him.

  • Doug Bumgarner

    I considered Darrell a friend. I enjoyed his friendly nature and his love of the outdoors. His illness took him far away from us and now it is final. In my mind I can hear his voice and laugh. My condolences to Donna. Just wanted to express my affection for Darrell.