Darlene Ruth Zimmerman January 31, 1941 – July 16, 2021


WHEATLAND – Darlene Ruth Zimmerman, 80, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland.

Darlene was born on Friday, Jan. 31, 1941, in Torrington, the daughter of Sidney Amos and Florence (Hitt) Jenkins.

Darlene attended Chugwater and Wheatland schools as she grew up. Darlene married Rollans Rae Zimmerman on Feb. 28, 1958, at the United Methodist Church in Wheatland. They had two sons and two adopted grandsons that they raised as their sons, Nathan and Taylor. 

Darlene worked in her younger years at the Platte County Memorial Hospital as a CNA and at the Platte County School district as a lunch lady. She also worked at Basins Inc., helping bag rock and painting rock. In her spare time, she loved to garden, wood working and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband, Rollans Zimmerman of Wheatland; sons, Steve (Marty) of Torrington and Mike (Susan) of Wheatland; grandchildren, Keenan (Kimberly) of Texas, Ethan of Cheyenne, Makayla of Torrington, Quinn and Brandon Zimmerman, both of Wheatland; eight siblings, Sid Jenkins of Grand Junction, Colorado, Robert Jenkins of Wheatland, Phil (Sharon) of Laramie, Hugh (Doris) of Wheatland, Chuck of Rawlins, Kenneth (Patty) of Wheatland, Gerald (Patty) of Wheatland, Emma Werner of Torrington, Elizabeth and Lucinda; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sidney in 1989; mother, Florence in 2001; and a sister, Alma Welty in 2012.

A memorial to the Chugwater Cemetery, P.O. Box 34, Chugwater, WY 82210, for the help of up keeping the cemetery would be appreciated by the family.

A service for Darlene will be held later in the fall.

Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.gormanfh.com.

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