Royal Newton Darnell
Royal Newton Darnell
  • March 10, 1922 - November 7, 2014
  • Mcarthur, California

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Royal N. Darnell was born March 10, 1922 in Toledo, Oregon and passed away on November 7, 2014 in Fall River Mills, California.

Royal served in the United States Navy from March 1941 until he was honorably discharged on November 12, 1946. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and was very proud to be able to serve our country.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Leona Darnell; his children and their spouses, Arvada Darnell and partner, Cheryl Pike; Mazella Gould and husband, Delbert; Curtis Darnell and wife, Kathy; Shannon Darnell and wife, Georgia. Royal has nine grandchildren; Mike Cunningham, Darnell Witt, Stacie Reese, Neal Gould, Lance Darnell, Valerie Darnell, Amber Darnell, Lindsey Darnell and Garrett Darnell. He is also survived by his eleven great-grandchildren; Cressida Fuzie, Peyton Reese, Tanner Reese, Ben Cody Padilla, Dillon Gould, Jesse Gould, Amara Darnell, Kaiya Darnell, Mylah Darnell, Tommy Cunningham and Danny Cunningham.

Royal was a man of many talents of which wood working was one of his loves. He made many wonderful wood crafted items. He also loved archery and hunting.

He was not a man of many words; he loved to read, mainly books on how to do different things. If he wanted to do or make something, he would get the book and figure it out.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

Graveside services have been scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery, 44631 Hwy 299E, McArthur, California. Shared memories and music will follow the graveside service at the George Ingram Hall and be concluded with a potluck and gathering of family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in Royal's honor to the VFW Post #7144 C/O Curtis Darnell; Quarter Master, P.O. Box 250, Bieber, CA 96009

Arrangements under the care of McDonald's Chapel, Burney, California.