Diane Garner was received into the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, November 3, 2013, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born on January 27, 1941, in Harlingen, Texas, she grew up in Giddings, Texas, and moved to Houston in 1963.
Diane was graduated from Giddings High School, attended The University of Texas
and earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from The University of Houston.
She was an educator with Houston Independent School District for 25 years and authored two books about her familial history in Big Bend.
Diane was a faithful servant to the Lord. She was a dedicated member of Memorial Lutheran Church for over 50 years.
She was the beloved wife to her husband of over 15 years, Ron Garner; a devoted mother to her two children, Greg Schroeder and Jennifer Schroeder; his children, Sherry Garner and Pam Davis and husband Milton; his grandchildren, Sara Hilliard and husband Randy and Kelly Morgan; his great-grandchildren Logan Hilliard and Brady Hilliard. She is also survived by her sister, Carole Stewart; former mother-in-law, Irene Schroeder; and her nieces and nephews, Lisa Shrauner and her husband James; Melanie Stewart; John Stewart IV; Kim Jones and husband Tim; Master Sgt. Peter Stewart and wife Susie; and Aimee Kurio and husband Matt.
Diane was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Landrum Tate Fields; her father, Van Tate; her husband of 29 years, Milton "Buddy" Schroeder, Jr.; her father-in-law, Milton Schroeder, Sr.; and her brother-in-law, John "Jack" Stewart III.
A celebration of Diane Garner's life will be held on Thursday, November 7, at Memorial Lutheran Church, 5800 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, 77057. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. The burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77038.
In lieu of flowers, tributes in her memory may be made to Memorial Lutheran Church and School, Houston, Texas or MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.