Larkie Darlene Friend died Feb 29, 2008, at her sister's home in Central Point, Ore., surrounded by her family, following an illness.

She was born in Crescent City on Nov. 19, 1957, to Sam Oliver and Dorris Jewel (Poplin) Williams.

On May 26, 2004, she married Lonnie Dwayne Friend, and the two were inseparable. In the last two years, she had the opportunity to travel in 48 states with him. She loved agate hunting, traveling, dancing, and most of all, spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Lonnie; daughters, Melanie Marie Kime and Crystal Lynn Hatter; son Manuel Terry Martinho Jr; brothers, Gilbert, Raymond, Pete and Nicki Williams; sisters Frances Fincher, Dorothy Garner, Jenine Pritchett and Vicki McClure; grandchildren Kjirsten Kime, Matthew Kime Jr., Ashley Smith, Trinity Smith, Che-Shup Hatter, CheyAnne Hatter, Dustyn Hatter and Dottie Hatter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ronnie.

Friends and family are invited to a viewing today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Care, 611 9th St., Crescent City. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Crescent City.

Memorials may be made to Rogue Valley Medical Center Home Care andamp; Hospice Services, Medford, Ore., (541) 608-5240.