Roy Arnold Darke, M.D., age 76, well known Salt Lake psychiatrist, passed away December 2, 1990 at home.
Born June 4, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah to R. George and Dora Miller Darke. Married Maxine Henriod on September 20, 1935. Dr. Darke obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Utah in 1934. He obtained an M.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Utah in 1935. He briefly worked as a social worker for the Salt Lake County. He then taught school and became the school psychologist in the Salt Lake City public schools.He obtained a two year Medical Certificate from the University of Utah in 1939 and his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1941. He served as a medical officer in the United States Public Health Service during World War II. He served his internship at the U.S. Marine Hospital on Staten Island. He had one year of psychiatric residency at the psychiatric Institute, Columbia University; two years psychiatric residency at the U.S. Marine Hospital Ellis Island; two years psychiatric residency at the U.S. Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri; and nine months psychiatric residency at the U.S. P.H.S. Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky.
Following World War II, he returned to Salt Lake in 1947 and became Salt Lake City School's physician and psychiatrist. In 1949 he entered full time private practice in psychiatry. He was an Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was a consultant to the Veterans Administration Hospital in psychiatry, the Dugway Proving Ground Hospital, the Children's Society of Utah, the Family Service Society, and the Utah Tuberculosis Hospital. He was a staff member of St. Mark's Hospital and established the first psychiatric unit in a general hospital in Salt Lake in May, 1954. He served on the staffs of the L.D.S. Hospital and the Holy Cross Hospital. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Utah State Medical Association, Salt Lake County Medical Society, and the Utah Psychiatric Association. Avocationally he was a member of the Chesapeake Duck Club for over thirty years. He also collected Meissen porcelain.
Survived by his wife Maxine; daughters and son-in-laws, Dorothy Jeanne and Kent Morrison; Judith Sara and Orlando Delogu; Diana Maxine and Kirk Potter; son and daughter-in-law, Roy Richard and Ann Darke; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 5, 1990, 12 Noon at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple. Friends may call Tuesday, December 4th at the Larkin Mortuary from 6-8 pm and one hour prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Darke Memorial Fund for the University Honors Program at the University of Utah Development Fund, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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