Dianne Lois (Hazeltine) Grant

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DALLAS — Dianne Lois Grant, 53, died of cancer on Aug. 2, 2018, at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. Ms. Grant was a longtime resident of Taos, New Mexico, before moving to Maryland for treatment.

Ms. Grant was born in Great Lakes, Ill. Her father, Donald Hazeltine, retired from the Navy and later became an engineer working for Proctor and Gamble. Her mother, Regina (Gibbons) Hazeltine, was predominately a homemaker. Both parents passed away many years ago.

She was a graduate of Dallas High School, Dallas, and Florida State University, where she earned a degree in engineering. In addition to an engineering degree, Dianne was a licensed stockbroker and yoga instructor.

Her 10-year marriage to Andrew Grant ended in divorce.

Ms. Grant was mother to two children by her longtime companion, Patrick Turnmire. This relationship ended several years ago.

Ms. Grant enjoyed traveling, skiing and the great outdoors. Some of her trips took her to Belgium, China, Ireland, France, Italy and, most recently, Thailand. Dianne was often accompanied by her children during her extensive travels.

Although her scholarship and employment were in the technical fields, Dianne also enjoyed a love of the arts, and especially, of literature.

Ms. Grant is survived by her two children, Sara (17) and Tegan (15) Turnmire; in addition to brothers Joseph and Virginia Hazeltine, of Madison, Ala., Robert and Rosemarie Hazeltine, of Wilkes-Barre, and Frank and Mary Frances Hazeltine, of Downingtown; and sisters Joyce Hazeltine, of Wilkes-Barre, Cheryl and Franklin Tait, of Catonsville, Md., and Gloria and Randy Williams, of Springville; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dianne also leaves behind many friends, including Robert Anaya, her companion, and Jackie Kolbenschlag, her closest friend for many years.

Published in Times Leader from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018