Dianna was one of those people who touched the lives of all who came to know her. Her family was privileged to have her in their lives for almost 61 years and will continue to carry with them all that she taught, all that she shared, and most important, all that she loved. The years spent with Dianna afforded her family and friends the opportunity to experience her grace, love, and kindness first-hand. She provided encouragement and support no matter the situation or circumstance and was always there for her children, guiding them down the many paths that life took them. She gave freely of herself, saying 'Love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around your neck'. Her eyes were always filled with a spark, always filled with joy and love, always filled with compassion. Dianna was very active in her children's and grandson lives and liked to visit and chat with her neighbor Mildred.
Dianna is preceded in death by her parents, and her little brother. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, David, her children, daughter Jenifer and her husband Scott Boudar, daughter Joanna and her husband Mike Hall, son Jason, son-in-law Steven Stites, and grandson Jonas Stites, all of Austin, TX, a sister Jan Fulton and husband John of Amarillo, Texas, and two brothers Johnny Johnson and wife Sheila of Stillwater, OK., David Johnson and wife Melody of Rockwall, Texas, two special Aunts, Doris and Lorene and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, and her lifetime friend Robin Greenley of Austin, TX
Dianna was born in Amarillo, TX and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1970. She met the love of her life while working at the Big Texan while they were both in high school. She followed her husbands Air Force career and moved to Wichita Falls, TX, Riverside, CA, Austin, TX, Izmir, Turkey, and then back to Austin, TX.
Dianna was an honor graduate from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, TX. Over her 20 year State career she worked for Child Protective Services in Riverside, CA, The Texas Department of Health Children have a Potential Program (CHiP), the Texas Workers Compensation Commission, the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as a Paralegal.
Dianna was a lifelong Democratic and had an avid enthusiasm for politics. She loved gardening and enjoying life with her beloved grandson Jonas.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel at Cook-Walden Capital Parks in Pflugerville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Doctors without Borders or other nonprofit children advocacy groups.