Darlene Kay Rehling

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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On July 10, 2021 an angel got her wings. Darlene Kay Rehling was born on June 28, 1956 to Agnes and David Beattie in Mandan, N.D. She was number five out of seven children. They moved to Laurel, Montana when she was a little girl and grew up here. She graduated from Laurel High School in 1975. 

After graduation she went to Job Corps where she studied to become a CNA. She worked at St. John’s Lutheran for 30-plus years, then Laurel Health and Rehab until she couldn’t work anymore. She loved her job, helping the elderly was her passion. She was a kind-hearted person and was there for anyone who needed her. 

In 1977 she had a daughter, Krystal, then less than a year later she met Terry Slenes and had Jon. Several years later, she met Randy Bailey and had two more children, Rachel and Jason. After Randy passed away in 1996, she grew closer to Rickey Rehling and he became the love of her life. They got married on Feb. 14, 2004 and got to spend a couple beautiful years together before his death in 2007. 

She has six grandchildren, Amy Crouch, Jessica Davis, Samanatha Davis, Michael Beattie, Brynlee Bailey and Beckett Bailey.  They were her pride and joy in life. She will be greatly missed. Now she is a beautiful angel watching over us everyday.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; brother, David; sisters Alice and Lynn; her ex-husband, Terry Slenes; her husbands Randy Bailey and Rickey Rehling; Rickey’s son, David; and brothers-in-law, Bob Stene and Jim Craighill.

She is survived by her children, Krystal Martin (Kyle), Jon Slenes, Rachel Bailey and Jason Bailey; her sisters Thresea Stene, Louella Frank (Les) and Ramona Craighill; her grandchildren Amy, Jessica, Samantha, Michael, Brynlee and Beckett and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on July 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Chapels in Laurel.



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