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Darlene Turnbow Probst 1930-2011- Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on March 23, 2011 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Darlene was born in Heber City on July, 9, 1930 to Horrace (Bill) and Dorothy (Byrdie) Barker Turnbow, along with her twin sister De ana. She married Eugene Probst on November 28, 1948. Together for 63 years they raised eight children. Darlene's heart was full of love not only for her family but for anyone she came in contact with. Anyone who met her was immediately drawn to her. She had a special gift of making everyone feel important and loved. Her greatest joy came from serving others. She loved her grandchildren and cared for them up until the time she was too ill. She was a member of the LDS Church where she faithfully served in any capacity that she was asked to. Darlene was also a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a very talented cook and realized her lifetime dream of opening a restaurant in Midway in 1988. She loved being at the restaurant and cooking for others but most of all making new friends. She loved visiting and getting to know everyone who came through the door of the Burgermeister. She was often teased about giving away more food than she sold. Every day Darlene emulated the teaching 'As I have loved you, love one another'. May we all live as she lived and loved as she loved. Darlene is survived by her husband Gene, eight children: Mike (Joan), Craig (Debbie), Bill (Beverly), Karl (Mary), Bob (Jolyn), Genene (Alan), Sharon (Ty), Kent (Heather). She also leaves behind 27 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and three on the way; sisters: Mary Parcell, Gay McPhie; brothers: Kent Turnbow (Gail), Mark Turnbow (Jean); brother-in-law: Clive Maxwell, along with many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her twin sister Deana; two daughters: Mary and Diana; her parents, granddaughter, Jennifer; brother-in-laws: Glade Parcell and Joe McPhie. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12 Noon in the Midway LDS Stake Center, 165 North Center Street, Midway. Friends may call Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 N Main, Heber City, or at the Stake Center from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment Midway Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinhoopes.com The family would like to thank the Dr.'s and nurses at the Huntsman Cancer institute, the wonderful Wasatch County EMT's and Lynne from Alpine Home Health Care for their kindness and loving care given to our mother.