Diane, age 77, passed away May 24, 2014 in Mount Vernon; she was born May 30, 1936 in Monroe, WA to Julius and Myrtle Cooper.
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Diane graduated from Monroe High School in 1954. In 1955 she married Patrick M. Knapp and had 3 children: Michael, Mark, and Wendy.
Diane was a waitress in Monroe for many years. In 1972 she moved to Burlington where she worked at Drummond's Restaurant.
She married Lawrence "Jack" Bowman in 1980. She loved gardening, playing bingo, camping and pinochle.
She is survived by her children: Michael E. (Jolyn) Knapp of Camano Island, Mark A. Knapp of Mount Vernon and Wendy M. (David) Nicholson of Plano, Texas; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother: Richard Cooper and husband: Jack Bowman.
A gathering will be held at the Park Village Community Center, Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2:00 pm -5:00 pm. Please share your thoughts of Diane and sign the online guest register at www.hawthornefh.com. Diane's family would like to thank the staff at the kidney center in Mount Vernon for their care and attention.
Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on June 4, 2014