Ninth Generation


5057. Darlene Polglaze was born on 18 November 1920 in Wisconsin.1449,1836 She died on 23 December 2003 at the age of 83 in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade Co., Florida.1837 The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida, December 25, 2003: Kelton, Darlene Marie, 83, passed gently away at Aventura Hospital in Miami, FL. on December 23, surrounded by her loving family. Darlene was employed for many years at Channel 7 in Miami. In 1980, after their youngest child left home, Darlene and Harry moved to a houseboat at Pelican Harbor Marina in Miami where they immediately founded Pelican Harbor Seabird Station to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured pelicans and other seabirds. Darlene spent the last 23 years working alongside Harry, surrounded by her beloved birds. Darlene's kindness and caring touched many lives and her legacy will continue through the work of Pelican Harbor Seabird Station. She is survived by her husband Harry Kelton; by her daughter Kaye Taylor and Kaye's husband Robin of Juneau, Alaska; by her son John Kelton of Raleigh, NC, his wife Jenny and grandsons Sam and James; by her son Robert Kelton of Miramar, his wife Norris and their daughter Lauren Darlene Kelton; and by her other brother, Horace Polglaze, who lives in Wheaton, IL with his family. Darlene was preceded in death by her brother Ernie Polglaze who lived with his family in Beloit, WI; and also preceded by her son David Buckwalter who lived in Boston. David's wife Ellen Ruland Buckwalter and her children, all living in the Boston area, are Sarah Buckwalter, David Bradbury Buckwalter, and Susan Buckwalter. Funeral services will be held Thursday (today) 6:30 P.M. at the Cofer-Kolski-Combs Funeral Home, 10931 NE 6 Ave., Miami, FL. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Pelican Harbor .Seabird Station, Miami FL. 33138-4206. www.pelicanharbor.org or pelicans@earthlink.net.
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Harry Kelton was born (date unknown).

Darlene Polglaze and Harry Kelton had the following children:

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Kaye Kelton was born (date unknown).

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John Kelton was born (date unknown).

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Robert Kelton was born (date unknown).