Darlene Snelson Ogden
April 12, 1956 – February 9, 2021
OGDEN, Darlene Snelson, 64, a native Richmonder, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Darlene was born April 12, 1956. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Nash Ogden; and father, James Young Snelson. She leaves behind her loving family, Brandon Sullivan and his partner Callie Elliott; her stepchildren, Julia and Marc Ayscue and Fredrick and Jordan Ogden. Darlene, known as Didi by her grandchildren, was blessed with RJ, Palmer Nash, Libbie Jane, Georgia Grant, and Henry Frederick. Darlene S. Ogden is survived by her mother Bobbie Ann Snelson, her brothers Arnold and Mary Snelson, Donnie and Sherri Snelson, Rusty Snelson, brother-in-law Clay and Susan Ogden and their families; including the many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who refer to her as Auntie. She was beloved by her many extended family members and friends who were like family. Darlene was a graduate of Highland Springs High School and the Braxton School of Business. While she held many professional roles beginning at Georgia Pacific Corporation and finishing with Lafayette, Ayers & Whitlock PLC; her creative eye for interior design was her passion. Darlene will be remembered as a loving daughter, proud mother, adoring grandmother, the best Auntie and a rock for her family and friends. Fiercely Independent, very particular, so much fun, full of spunk, and deeply devoted are only some of the many ways that those who called her Darlene, Mom, Auntie, Didi or Sis regularly used when referring to her beautiful tough spirit. Darlene’s giggles, stern looks, stellar advice, and hugs will be missed. Darlene’s family and friends have cherished all of the extra time that they have been given with her and wish her peace without pain as she takes this next path with gusto. Darlene will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Bruce at the Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to VCU Massey Cancer Center, P.O. Box 980214, Richmond, Va. 23298, Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, Va. 23220, or the Central Virginia Food Bank – FeedMore, 1415 Rhoadmiller Street, Richmond, Va. 23220.
Bobbie, Arnold, Rusty & the rest of the family,
So sorry to hear the sad news about Darlene. I know the many happy memories that you all share wll help you through this difficult time. The one thing I remember most about Darlene is that I never saw her without a smile and she was always so pleasant.
Kara and I offer our deepest condolences to your entire family during this difficult time.
Bobbie Snelson and family….we are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers from North Carolina. Kathleen Snelson Edwards & family
I remember that petite redhead with the cutest smile and disposition. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult season.
Bobbie, Arnold, Donnie , Rusty, and family–We are extremely sorry to hear of your loss. Christie remembers Darlene as a good friend in middle school. Both of us always felt welcome in your home. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I am So sorry for your loss. I have so many memories with all. Prayers and hugs for all of you! You are in my thoughts and prayers!