Kate, Sarah, Katherine and Seth,
We are so very sad about Diane's illness and death. We recently heard about her long and heroic fight to survive. She was always such a strong person, a dear friend to so many and an amazing mother!
She was always there as a friend, neighbor, and community supporter!
Wish we could have helped her in her suffering!
Kate, we would love to be in touch and to know of her memorial service. May God comfort you all in your huge loss.
Sandi, John, Bob, Bret and Lori Birdsong
Diane was a dear neighbor and friend to me and my family in Washington, DC. She took wonderful pictures of my brother and I when we where young, I used to babysit for her children and my brother Matt and her son are good friends. Diane was funny and interesting to talk to and she made me feel that what I had to say was interesting and important too, it was one of the many wonderful things about her. The world is a smaller place with out her in it. love, Ann Potter
Diane was a classmate of mine at Roanoke College. More importantly she was my sister in Alpha Phi Fraternity. No one who knew her could resist her friendly smile and the twinkle in her eyes. Rest in Peace my sister and friend. Love, Jackie Pettit Burd
She was sunshine on a cloudy day. Loved to be around you and play golf. When we meet again I will give you the lucky putter you cherished.
Diane was and is the meaning of warmth and comfort. I came to know her through her grandson's birthday parties as she sat content watching them smile and play as we chatted. Her life was her family and her legacy her family.
It was wonderful knowing Diane when Katherine was one of my music students in the late 70s. She also did our "official" family portrait. So sorry of hear of her early passing.
Carlton and Gabriella Janet King
Our family knew Diane, Delcey, Lois and Paul during their time in Hong Kong. I knew Diane as a lovely young girl, with a great sense of humor and it is no wonder she grew up to be the beautiful accomplished person she was. I cherish my memory of her.
My dear friend, I will miss all your support and words of wisdom on the Golf course. We will also miss having you at our gatherings. You are one special lady. Love and memories.
Fortune befell Diane and Kate when they met, and both enriched each other's lives with enduring love and constancy. As their friend, I celebrated their lives together -- and the thrill that Paris brought them. Their circle was complete with their marriage. love, Phyllis Austin
Diane came into our lives as the young bride of our neighbor, Stan Wayman. She was a beacon to my daughters, Bitsy and Tina , always a smile and a warm welcome. Always the one we could depend on. We moved but always remember Diane on 44th street. Nancy
Old friends form the tapestry of our lives--they are our background, our context, part of who we are today. Thank you Diane for forty years of friendship we could count on.
Sue Burns and Steven Arcanti
The world has lost a lovely lady. She certainly made an impact on my life and I will truly miss her.
Diane was my Roanoke College roommate. I can not imagine having a better roommate or friend of over 50 years.
I will miss her terribly; but, have so many wonderful memories. Thank you, Roozle!
Pam Moore Harvey
Diane was. a good friend and we all enjoyed knowing her. She will be missed by many and golf will never be the same without her. She will always be remembered. Rest in peace my friend.
Diane was a good friend in our house when I was growing up... a very interesting part of the the young crowd from Roanoke College. She will be in my head always.
Diane there are no words to describe how much you are and will be missed. There was no better friend who always brought a smile to my face.
Diane and I were young mothers with Katherine and Kate and had many happy times together. The most wonderful pictures of my children, Kate and Rob, were taken by Diane. They will serve as a lasting memory of someone who was very dear to me.
Diane made lasting contributions to her community in Washington through Iona Senior Services. She was an early volunteer - on the phone, helping in the office, and taking photos. She became President of the Board and in that role was a steadying, wise leader. I loved my monthly morning coffees with her at home, and was very sorry when she moved out of our neighborhood. All of us working at Iona or helped through Iona were touched by Diane's guidance. For her family and closest friends, I send my deepest sympathy. I will hold her in my heart always.
I will miss Diane at Ocaen City Golf . Diane and I had a running joke about her looking like my Aunt Lukey. She was a very special person and a wonderful friend.
A truly beautiful woman who enlightened everyone who knew her. She will be dearly missed. Rest in peace and love.