Darla Fay Minchew

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Darla Fay Minchew, 58, of Perry, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Visitation: 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 22 at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 23 in the chapel at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Burial: Coolidge Cemetery

Darla was born August 25, 1959 in Waco to Aubrey and Joyce Wollard Minchew. She graduated from LaVega High School in 1977. She was a stay at home Mom for 10 years before obtaining her Pharmacy Technician license in California. She later moved back to Texas and worked at Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco and Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro. She retired in 2014.

She was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy and Northside Church of Christ in Bellmead.
Darla will always be remembered by her unconditional love for her family, friends and especially, her grandchildren “Nana do it”!

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Gene Minchew.

Darla is survived by her three children, Casey Gauntt and husband, Chris of Austin, Eric and wife, Erica of Leroy and Brad Turner of Perry; her parents, Aubrey and Joyce Minchew of Chalk Bluff; her twin sister, Carla Pogue and husband, Chester of Chalk Bluff and sister, Patricia Nehring and husband, Jeff of Perry; five grandchildren, Makayla Lee Ernst, Kevin John Turner, Mattisen G. Thorpe, Tailor Ann Turner and Cade Gauntt.

Pallbearers will be Chris Gauntt, Kevin Turner, Dustin Pogue, Chester Pogue, Jeff Nehring and Chad Richardson.

Memorials in Darla’s memory may be made to Northside Church of Christ or to the charity of your choice.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Rejoicing is what I should be doing but it’s so difficult when we lose someone who has made such a positive impression in your life, at such an early age. My heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and all who loved her, especially her “other half”, Carla. May God bless & keep you, and wrap His loving arms around you.

  2. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this wonderful, caring Christian lady. She will be missed.

  3. Mary Overturf Ferguson

    Our deepest sympathy to our dear friends Carla Minchew Pogue and husband Chester and to all the family.
    We hold our friends close to our hearts as we have grown up together and been in each others lives a long time.
    Our prayer is for God to give peace at this most difficult time, Darla will be missed most especially by her loving sister
    Carla. Prayers for the parents Mr. & Mrs. Minchew in their loss of their sweet daughter.
    Our hearts are heavy but the Angels in Heaven are singing!

  4. “Oh the way we say goodbye
    Is not the way that anyone would do
    Like a wave out on the ocean
    I will always come right back to you
    Nothing changed, nothing fades, nothing lost
    And we pick up where we left off”.
    Rest in Peace my Friend

  5. Ron and Christy Coker

    Christy and I have your family in our prayers. The loss of a twin cannot be described, however knowing the bond that was there and forever will be helps the healing. Darla is with the angels now. May God bless you through this difficult time.

  6. I’m so sorry this has happened
    God Bless you All
    My Heart weighs Heavy for each one of you

  7. Rest in peace sweet lady. I’m glad I got to know you, ever so classy and sweet. Hugs and prayers sent to her many family and friends. May you find comfort with all the beautiful memories in your hearts.

  8. Dear family, that is what you all are to me and my heart is heavy with sorrow and my eyes fill with tears for our loss. I love you all and pray the Lord gives you comfort in your happy memories of a beloved daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend.

  9. Carla,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure Darla was a sweet wonderful person as is her sister and that she is celebrating the season of Christ’s birth in the arms of our loving father in Glory as we speak. God bless you, Chester, Dustin, and all of your family in the days ahead. May he fill you all with his Peace, Comfort, and Wonderful Memories!
    Your friend,

  10. My heart is broken; a piece of it is gone.
    Darla, I love and will always miss you and all the fun times we have had. From the day that you were born, the times I helped take care of you (got to miss school) when you and Carla were little and in the hospital; the times I kept you when your mom worked; all the fun times at family get-togethers, at church, the fun times we had living next door to each other with each of you kids and mine, running back and forth through my house; the good times we had in UDC and OES and so much more. My, I must have made 1,000,000 million gallons of Kool-Aid when all of you were growing up. Part of that same time, I was growing up too.
    Thank you for having been a part of my life. I cherish and will remember the moments. Always and Forever!!! Love you with all my heart. Aunt Shirley

  11. Dear Carla & Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Darla!
    A loss of a sibling is never easy but especially hard on a twin. You are all in our thoughts
    and prayers. We send our love and know
    that God will lend you extra strength to
    make it through this very difficult time!
    Byron & Bridget

  12. Chris and Valerie Rogers

    Thoughts and prayers for you all. What a wonderful friend I had while working in the Pharmacy at Hillcrest with your mom and years after. Never a dull moment! A woman with a big heart and soooo much love for her family. May God comfort you all today and days to come until you meet again. Rest in peace my friend.

  13. Carla,
    I am so sorry to hear about Darla, I remember meeting her when she came into WHB to see you, she was so nice and smiling, and then you would also tell the funny stories about her. Hold onto those memories, she’s always with you, Bless you and your family during this difficult time, please know, I’m thinking about you all and praying. God Bless and hold onto your faith and stay strong.

  14. Aubrey, Joyce, Carla, Patricia & family….we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you. How we all look forward to the day when God removes death and suffering from mankind and reunites us with our lost loved ones! Rev 21:3-4 . Until then May Jehovah God comfort you all during this difficult time and give you peace.
    Thoughts & prayers…Love The.Kahanek Family

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