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James, Diana L.

Diana James, age 65, a talented artist, passed away with strength and grace, surrounded by her loving friends, after an extended illness, Monday, July 31, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM.

She was selected as the 2016 artist for the annual Albuquerque "Run for the Zoo" fundraiser. Posters and billboards throughout the city featured Diana's graphic design of primates.

Diana once told a reporter, "The relationship between the physical wildness of the earth and the vulnerability of its creatures has always fascinated and inspired me to draw and paint…I've been captivated by animals, trees and big skies. Life and seeing beyond the man-made has been my tonic."

Diana James of Aberdeen, MD, is survived by her brother, David James; and sister, Barbara Walker; as well as the numerous beloved and supportive friends Diana inspired throughout her life's journey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Diana's name can be made to the New Mexico BioPark Society, 903 10th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Attn: Allyson Zahm,

[email protected] or bioparksociety.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Diana at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 20, 2017
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