Apr. 5, 1950 ~ Sept 2, 2013|
Diane Lee Waldburger was a strong, vibrant and unique woman who brought her spirit to every person and place with which she came into contact. It's that special spirit that will live on in all our hearts. She showed that fighting spirit even in her final days as she fought a short, but valiant battle with bladder cancer.
Diane was born on April 5, 1950 to William and Doris Phelps Waldburger. She attended East High School and the University of Utah, where she received her Master's degree in Education.
Diane had many passions. She loved photography, the Russian language and culture, reading, history, movies, charity work, and University of Utah athletics. Diane was also part of history. She chronicled the development of the artificial heart in the 1980's through her photographs. Diane was also a cherished employee of ARUP Blood Services and the Marriott Library at the University of Utah.
She had a strong faith and was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church. She was a member of First United and also attended Christ United Methodist Church. While living in Dallas, TX, she attended Lover's Lane UMC and sang in their renowned choir.
Diane loved her nieces and nephew, taking an active part and interest in their lives and celebrating their every accomplishment. She was their biggest fan.
Diane was preceded in death by her father and mother. She is survived by her sister, Karen of Salt Lake, brother Keith (Susan) of South Bend, IN, nieces, Adia and Elisabeth, and nephew, Matthew, as well as extended family spread across the country.
A memorial service will be held on September 21 at noon at First United Methodist Church on 200 East and 200 South in Salt Lake City. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 10:30am. A luncheon for the family and close friends will follow. Guests at the memorial service are asked to wear bright colors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diane's honor to KUER 90.1.
Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Sept. 8 to Sept. 20, 2013