Obituary - Esther Darlene Murdock

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Published Thursday, August 24, 2023

Darlene was born January 13, 1957, at Boise City, Oklahoma, to Charles Fredrick and Alma Nadine (Mullins) Hiner, and passed away August 18, 2023 at her home in Lamar with her family by her side at the age of 66.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Hougham; son, Justin W. Murdock; stepson, Tanner Hougham; grandchildren, Jason Lease and Tara Jo Burk; four sisters; and two brothers.

Darlene is survived by her daughters, Tammy D. Delarosa of Lamar, and Billie J. (Laning) Peterson of Eads; stepdaughter, Jessica (Carrie Rico) Hougham; grandchildren, Bianca Hernandez, Juan (Nuvia Flores) Marin, Daulton (Tasha) Burk, Joseph (Jessica Dieterle) Peterson, Acacia (Cody) Truitt, Tyson Murdock, Damien Rico and Marcos Rico; and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Rocky (Cindy) Hiner, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and a host of friends.

A graveside celebration of life for Esther Darlene Murdock, affectionately known to her family and friends as Darlene, will be held at 9:00 a.m. August 24, 2023, at the Riverside Cemetery with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Darlene Murdock Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office. Peacock Funeral Home-209 South Fourth Street, Lamar, CO 81052

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