Darlene “Pinky” Jean Rollins passed away on January 19, 2020 at Friendship Villa in Miles City. Pinky was born in Havre, Montana on March 18, 1939 to parents Truman J. Spencer and Bertha Irene (Blair) Spencer.
Pinky married Joe Callaghan and with this union was blessed with two beautiful children, Peggy Jo Callaghan and Gregory Mark Callaghan. Pinky then met and married Allen J. Falcon in 1962. With this marriage Pinky welcomed another son into her life, Gary A. Falcon, from Allen’s first marriage. While still living in Havre, Al and Pinky added another beautiful son to their family, Thomas Wayne Falcon. The family then moved to Forsyth, Montana and added the last of their children, daughter Brenda Lee Falcon in 1963. Forsyth is where they made their home and raised all five children.
While in Forsyth, Pinky was very active and always willing to help wherever she was needed. Pinky had a great sense of humor and loved a good adventure. Some say she was famous for her homemade lemon meringue pie, which often sold before the pie auction even began! She was a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Forsyth.
Pinky then married the love of her life, Almon Rollins in 1977 in Hillsboro, Oregon. With this marriage, two more children were added to her family, Cindy Rollins Kautzman and Brett Rollins. Even though her time with Almon was short, Pinky’s heart was forever with him and they are now reunited for eternity.
Shortly after Al’s passing, Pinky moved back to Montana and settled in Miles City where both her daughters lived. Pinky worked for a short time at Holy Rosary and then spent the rest of her career at the VA Hospital until her retirement in 2002. She was an incredible caretaker who loved working with Veterans, as she understood it was a needed resource for so many. Throughout Pinky’s years at the VA Hospital, she felt honored to be able to work with the best and care for the best.
Pinky will be remembered for the love she shared with those around her, as well as her love of playing cards, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Cribbage and Neil Diamond! She loved to garden and go to auctions as she was a collector of various items. She had once been called an organized hoarder with all her collections! She was also known to be the best Mom, Grandma, Auntie (and you know who was her favorite), but most importantly, she was a loyal friend to many. She has been my best friend since birth and will continue to be for the rest of my life. There is something special about a MOM that no one can replace. She is loved so dearly.
Pinky is survived by her children, Gary Falcon of Sandstone, Minnesota, Tom Falcon of Forsyth, Brenda Lee (John) Little of Miles City, her grandchildren Gabriel Falcon and his children Chance and Cash Falcon, Travis Wildman and his children Kaitlyn and Keagan Wildman, Lindsay Troy and her daughter Madelyn Troy, Tiffany Wildman and new daughter Lillee Jo Wildman, Dustin Little, M.D. (Shannon) and their children Caedmon, Matthew, Rosalyn, Andrew and Everett, Chris (Katrina) Little and their children McKenzie and Henry, Angel Chizek and her son Mason, Taylor Falcon and Kelsey Falcon. Pinky also has numerous nieces and nephews surviving her.
Pinky was preceded in death by her parents, Almon her true love, her daughter Peggy Jo, son Gregory, and all her brothers and sisters.
A Celebration of Pinky’s life will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Airport Inn in Miles City. Pinky would love to have her family and friends gather with a story or two of her life.