Darlene Qualls

Posted 5/28/20

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Darlene Harrison Qualls of Las Vegas, Nev., left this world quietly and peacefully Sunday, May 10, 2020, in direct contrast to how she lived.

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Darlene Qualls

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Darlene Harrison Qualls of Las Vegas, Nev., left this world quietly and peacefully Sunday, May 10, 2020, in direct contrast to how she lived.

She walked on the Great Wall of China, parasailed over Acapulco, saw the tulips bloom in Denmark, sipped limoncello on the banks of Lake Como and had her portrait sketched on the steps of Montmartre, not to mention dancing the night away in her younger years in Terre Haute Indiana. Quiet and peaceful would not be used to describe her.

Unfortunately, her memorial will be delayed due to the pandemic restrictions. When it is safe to travel, her life will be celebrated by family and friends in Las Vegas.

Mrs. Qualls was born April 4, 1940, at Rockville, Ind. The family moved to Paris, where she graduated from Paris High School in 1958. She received a scholarship to study art at Eastern Illinois University. In 1961, she married and later settled in Las Vegas in 1963.

She is survived by her daughter, Stacey Michaels; two grandsons, Samuel and Daniel LeFevre; her sister, Geraldine Harrison Haase of North Carolina; and an extensive, loving family of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in passing by her sister, Teresa Harrison Cushman.

Mrs. Qualls enjoyed a long career as an executive secretary in many hotels, including The Silver Slipper, Castaways and more than 20 years with Caesar’s Palace until her retirement in 2003.

She was known for her quick wit, easy humor and force of will. She was always up for an adventure and for helping others whenever possible. She loved to sing, dance, sketch and laugh.

For almost 20 years, she volunteered as a docent at Spring Mountain Ranch State park. She loved leading tours in the ranch house and greeting visitors at the admission booth every Thursday, rain or shine.

We will miss her terribly and her absence will be keenly felt.

Memorial donations may be made to the “Spring Mountain Ranch Docents” program in care of Joshua Yelle at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, P.O. Box 124, Blue Diamond, NV. 89004

Thoughts or stories may be shared on her memorial page at   https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ 9182503  or on her Facebook page.