Damsel Boots from Metolius Trip

Damsel Boots from Metolius Trip

My dear friend Darlene passed away last night.  All of us Damsels had united to make her a book and bring her meals for the next two weeks just about an hour before we got the news.   It is so very sad, but I know that it is a blessing that she can be at peace with her husband and hopefully fishing together in a wild river.


Received this email a few hours ago from a fellow Cascade Member and it is so on point to the woman she was.

I am sorry to inform all of you that our dear friend and  member of CFF, Darlene, passed away last night.  Darlene had battled lung cancer and had come out on top, but then when she was diagnosed with brain cancer, the fight became too hard.
Many of you knew Darlene, and those of you that didn’t know her well, will always remember her quick and welcoming smile. Darlene was a past president of Cascade Family Flyfishers, a Member of the Year and also a member of the Damsel Flies and McKenzie Fly Fishers.  She was a volunteer with ODFW outdoor Education, as well as serving on their advisory committees, and Thurston Middle School Outdoor School, teaching so many young people to fish, enjoy and appreciate the outdoors.
We will miss this beautiful, vibrant lady, but know that she has touched so many individuals with her knowledge and love of fishing and the outdoors.
I have so many wonderful memories of Darlene and so many lovely pictures, she will always been in my mind and heart.
Darlene marten rapids


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blessed in life. Nature lover, fly fishing enthusiast, school girl, mother, grandmother, wife, dog lover.
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  1. So sorry for your loss.

  2. I’m sorry. Saying goodbye is never easy. I suspect there really is fishing in heaven.

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    So sorry to read of your friend’s passing. May she rest in peace.

  4. mihrank says:

    I am sorry – it is hard – I don’t know what to say!

  5. Happy Bare says:

    My condolences Maryam.

  6. banatxx says:

    A very heavy heart Maryam June. She was a blessing to you when you needed it most. Her spirit will continue to guide and inspire you.

  7. I’m very sorry for the loss of your great friend! But in answer to your question, I think if there’s a heaven, it could only qualify as heaven by being exactly what we love and long for the most, so I’m quite sure she’s boating, running the rapids, and fishing to her heart’s content now that her battling days are over.
    Peace to you, Maryam.


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