Dr. Diana Fidone-Griggs, age 61, of Helotes, Texas, passed away on February 14, 2011.
She was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and graduated from Holy Family grade school, then from Thomas Jefferson High School. She graduated from Morningside College in 1971, as a Medical Technologist.
She moved to San Antonio, Texas from Council Bluffs in 1972. She worked as a medical technologist prior to entering teaching at Northside ISD. While teaching, Diana earned her masters degree at Southwest Texas State University and later received her doctorate in education from Texas A&M University. After teaching high school for many years, Diana went into administration at Edgewood ISD and then returned to NISD as director of vocational education. After retiring from NISD, Diana became a real estate agent and an adjunct professor at UTSA in the department of education.
Diana was a Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Helotes. After her episode with cancer in 2006 and her subsequent recovery through a holistic treatment program, Diana was so grateful for God's divine mercy that she wrote a book entitled Whispers and Roses - A Journal of Healing from Cancer.
Diana will remain in the hearts of the many lives she touched with her giving and spirited nature.
She is survived by her loving husband, Lloyd Griggs; daughters, Angela Sparks and Andraya Bason; her parents, Louis and Donna Fidone, of Council Bluffs; brothers, Jerry Fidone, David Fidone and James Fidone; and sister, Joann Schwindt, of Tescott, Kan.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.