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In Memoriam: Darlene Beckner (Aug. 31, 1965 – Dec. 16, 2021)

Darlene Beckner was born in Inglewood, California to David and Janet Beckner on Aug. 31, 1965. The family moved to Paradise, California in 1969 where Darlene attended Paradise Adventist Academy and Paradise High, graduating in 1984. 

She went to Chico State and received her Master’s Degree in Training and Development. She began her career working in the Environmental Safety Department at the university before going to work at Ernst & Young and then Deloitte. 

In 2012 she moved to Santa Barbara to work at the university until 2017,  then took a position at the State of Oregon’s Employment Department. She lived in Silverton, Oregon before moving to Corvallis. She died in Corvallis on Dec. 16, 2021.

She is preceded in death by her father, David; and leaves behind her husband, Keith of Corvallis; mother, Janet, and stepfather, Jim Ruiter of Silverton; her brother, Steve Beckner and wife, Angela; nieces, Charlotte and Emily; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

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