Apr 202011

Darrald E. Lines, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at his home in Snowflake. Graveside services were held April 14 at the Snowflake Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Lordsburg, N.M. He was raised on a farm in Virden, N.M., from the time he was 8.

He attended school at Gila Valley College (EA), where he met Mary, and they were married on May 27, 1941, in the Mesa Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He graduated from New Mexico State Teachers College in Silver City, majoring in accounting. He played the saxophone and Mary played the piano at Saturday night dances in Kirtland, N.M.

They raised their family in El Paso and later in Odessa, Texas. Darrald worked for several natural gas companies in Texas, and then retired from Ladd Petroleum in Denver, Colo., and moved to Snowflake.

He was involved in many community projects and received the Man of the Year award in 1993. He was active in the LDS church and in scouting.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; five children, Naoma Staley, Janyth Chesser, Verla Klimoski, Kevin Allred and Lenes Line; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Black’s Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.