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Darren Arthur Smalley

August 27, 1965 August 23, 2019
Darren Arthur Smalley
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Darren Arthur Smalley, 54, Rathdrum, Idaho, known to friends as 'Dagwood'; passed away on Friday August 23, 2019 in the presence of his mother, family members and friends. Darren was born August 27, 1965 in Coeur D’Alene Idaho, the son of Gerald and Ellen (Smalley) Bernier.

Darren, with his family, moved to Southern California at the age of 5. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley with the majority of that time spent in Sylmar, California where he attended Sylmar High School and Los Angeles Valley Occupational Center. Darren worked various jobs in construction and also at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. Darren moved back to the Pacific Northwest as an adult and resided in St. Maries, Post Falls, before eventually settling in the Rathdrum area for the past 17 years.

Darren held a passion for classic cars, 4 wheeling, motorcycles, fishing, hunting, Budweiser, Indica, and the Green Bay Packers. He found solace while fishing at Lake Elsie in the mountains above Silverton and pontoon boating at the numerous lakes in Northern Idaho.

Darren is survived by his loving and devoted mother, Ellen Bernier of Hayden, his father Gerald Bernier of Hayden, his brother Brian Bernier (Latisha), nephews Baron, Beau, and niece Lorelei of Gilbert Arizona, his Aunts Nancy Moore of Emida, Idaho; Darlene and Earl Gleason of St. Maries, Mary Lou and Irving Bailey of Post Falls, and Uncle Arthur and Vicky Bernier of Post Falls; his 31 cousins and countless nieces and nephews.


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2:00 PM 8/30/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 8/30/2019 3:00:00 PM
Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Hayden Chapel

373 E. Hayden Avenue
Hayden Lake, ID 83835

A reception to follow service downstairs.

Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Hayden Chapel
373 E. Hayden Avenue Hayden Lake 83835 ID
United States

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