Darrell W. Pitkin (87) passed away peacefully on the morning of February 12, 2024 at the Bear River Valley Hospital from circumstance incident with age, being just a couple weeks short of his eighty-eighth birthday.

Darrel was born February 28, 1936, to parents Willard Cecil Pitkin and Clara Evelyn Brown.  He was raised in Cache Valley with his brothers Lyle, Leonard, Richard and Jay.  Educated in the Logan School District, Darrell graduated from Logan High School in 1954 where he participated on the Logan High basketball and baseball teams.

Darrell served two years in the United States Army.  He had a 39-year career as a material planner at Thiokol Corporation, where he had many friends, retiring in September 1996.  He married Mary Ann Price, and they had five children, Julie, Lorrie, Kathy, Roger, and Curtis.  They later divorced.  He then married Erlyn Forsberg, and she brought three children to this marriage: Marcy Jo, Darrin, and Chad.

Darrell liked to bowl and was an avid golfer, even recording a hole-in-one at the Skyway golf course in Tremonton, Utah.  He diligently hung Christmas lights every year for Erlyn and abruptly stopped after her passing.  He enjoyed traveling to high school rodeos with the Bear River High School Rodeo Club, camping, elk hunting, four wheeling, woodworking, watching sports, following the USU Aggies, reading, watching rodeos on TV, and spending time with family and going to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s events.

Darrell is survived by one brother, Jay (Julia) Pitkin, his children Julie (Bruce) Hancey, Lorrie (Jim) ValDez, Kathy Briggs, Roger Pitkin, Curtis Pitkin, Marcy (Brent) Rupp, and Darrin (Jenfier) Scoffield.  His posterity consists of 29 grandkids, 65 great-grandkids, and 8 great-great grandkids.

Darrel was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lyle, Leonard and Richard, wife Erlyn, stepson Chad Scoffield and daughter-in-law Patricia (Roger) Pitkin.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 19, 2024, at 11:00 am at the Belmont Church, (16925 N 5200 W Garland, UT).

Viewings will be held Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Rudd Funeral Home-Tremonton, (111 North 100 East, Tremonton, Utah), and February 19, 2024, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Belmont Church.

Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery.

The service will be livestreamed and  may be accessed here.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home.

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