Darlene Ann Greenwood
February 22, 2023
Darlene Ann (Kuecks) Greenwood, 81, of Glentana, Mont., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. She was born to parents Henry and Sarah Kuecks, on March 5, 1941, in Glasgow, Mont.
Family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service is planned at the Glasgow Evangelical Church for 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, with Pastors Tom Fauth and Owen Childers officiating. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, a reception will follow the burial back at Glasgow Evangelical Church.
She graduated from Nashua High School in 1959. Her first marriage to Dan Taylor brought forth Darla and Darrell during their 11 years of marriage. In November of 1971, thanks to "a hat," attempting to be a gentleman, and a short jockey, Darlene met Ken Greenwood. They later married in July of 1972 at the Ersland's home in Nashua, Mont. Darlene proceeded in making a proper gentleman out of Ken and together they raised four children: Darla, Darrell, Jason, and Rodney on the farm in the Glentana/Larslan area.
Darlene was everything to her family. As the full quote says, "A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one." Darlene did it all. She worked as a mother, short order cook, meat cutter, salesperson, crop adjuster, swim coach, vet assistant, cowhand, farmhand, bookkeeper, and a Postmaster at the former Glentana Post Office. Darlene gave 110% of herself because 100% was never enough.
Darlene is a very devote Christian and enjoyed singing at church, playing cards, puzzles, reading, keeping her children in check, and dancing. Besides teaching Ken, the finer points of dancing, she especially enjoyed her time with everyone at Yuma Ventures Park. When Darlene and Ken semi-retired during the winters in Yuma, Ariz., she found a very loving and fun group of people. They supported her through the good times, health issues, and made her a welcomed member of the community.
She was preceded in death by her son, Rodney Greenwood; parents, Henry and Sally Kuecks; nieces and nephew Marcie, Diane and Matthew Ersland; and many other loved aunts, uncles, and relatives.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Ken Greenwood; children Darla (Butch) Ortner, Darrell (Cindy) Greenwood and Jason (Kerry) Greenwood; sister Shirley (Levi) Ersland; grandchildren RJ Johnson, Zachary Greenwood, Jeremiah Johnson, David Greenwood, Meghan Holt, Tyler Ortner, Katharine Greenwood, Kylie Greenwood, Orrin Greenwood; and five great-grandchildren.
The family has entrusted Bell Mortuary with the arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.