Diane Lorrie Jump
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Diane Lorrie Jump, age 51, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Diane was an amazing person who made everyone around her a better person. She led by example and demonstrated her love of life, friends and family on a daily basis. Diane had a seemingly endless talent for creating many forms of artwork, from intricate wire sculptures to free form, imaginative pieces…she used wire, beads, found objects, talismans and other earthly objects. Her work is described as "industrial art" which she freely donated for a variety of cause with a focus on fundraising efforts for cancer and childhood disease awareness.
Diane was an early advocate for the Medical Marijuana Program in the State of Delaware, working with law makers and other organizations, which eventually led to the passage of legislation which legalized medical marijuana. When the current Governor stopped the implementation of the program, Diane became a staunch supporter of the efforts to open compassion care centers so that patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis and other debilitating conditions would have safe access to this medication (just ask Jack).
Diane worked most recently at Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club as a Banquet Manager, as well as working previously for DuPont as a HR Benefits Specialist, and HR Manager for Take-A-Break, Inc. She also was an entrepreneur and business owner with her latest venture being Hip Chic Catering.
She was a proud graduate of William Penn High School class of 1979 and lettered in both field hockey and softball.
Diane is survived by her longtime companion, William C. Hucker (Huck); 3 sons: Michael B. Patton and wife Mary (Katie) Patton; Robert A. Jump Jr., Alec S. Jump; close family friends, Anthony & Marie Sheridan; brother, Donald Russell Jr.; sisters, Darby Walters, Dawn Hancock; and grandson, Maddox I. Patton. She was most proud to be known as "NoNo" to her Grandson.
There will be no formal funeral or burial services as Diane had asked to have a "Celebration of Life" party instead. Further information about this event will be sent by invitation. Donations may be sent in Diane's memory to: kayskamp.org. To express an online condolence, visit www.strano-feeley.com.
Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home
Published in The News Journal on Jan. 25, 2013