No services will be held for Carol Darlene Hill, 69, of Roswell, at her request. Her final resting place will be in the columbarium at the First United Methodist Church. She passed away Feb. 8, 2011, at Sunset Villa Health Care Center. A further announcement will be published at a later date when a celebration of life is scheduled.
Darlene was born in Roswell on Dec. 31, 1941, to Ruben Lewis Price and Gladys Marie Head Price. She graduated from Roswell High School in May 1960, and married Joseph A. Popek on Sept. 3, 1960. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Roswell. She loved her family and friends, and was the greatest mother, nana, sister, sister -in-law and friend that anyone could ask for. Her smile and laughter were so infectious and contagious that no matter where she was, no one was ever a stranger.
She worked for 19 years in the bookkeeping department of Security National Bank in Roswell. The family deeply appreciates the care and support provided by Dr. Evan Nelson. A very special thank you to everyone at Sunset Villa as well as the Adult Day Care Center at the Roswell J.O.Y. Center for all the love, compassion and care you gave her. She will be greatly missed by all who love her and whom she loved so dearly.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter Kimberly Popek Cade and husband Jim, of Roswell; sister Barbara Price Welsh and husband Jim, of Roswell; brother Robert Price and wife Wanda, of Anchorage, Alaska; sister -in-law Pauletta Stevenson, of Roswell; four grandsons, Brandon Hood, of Tulsa, Okla., Jared Hood of Tulsa, Joshua Popek, of Nettelton, Miss., and Joseph Anthony Popek III of California; two granddaughters, Corey Marie Popek, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Chantel Popek, of Nettleton; a great-grandson Tristan Anthony Popek, of California; uncle Joe Head, of Roswell; four aunts, Inez Head, of Roswell, Charlotte Price, of Artesia, Esther Mae Jasper, of Texas, and Grace Jasper, of California; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Ruben and Gladys Price; brother Kenneth Price; son Joseph A Popek Jr.; and childhood friend who was like a sister Elizabeth Ann Thorne Papworth.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to your local humane society or your charity of choice in honor of Carol Darlene Hill. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.