Diana Ruth Measday
1939 - 2021
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DIANA RUTH MEASDAY, 81, OF DEMING, NEW MEXICO, PASSED AWAY SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AT HER HOME IN THE EARLY MORNING OF JANUARY 21, 2021. DIANA FIRST OF ALL WAS A WIFE, MOTHER AND FRIEND. SHE WAS BORN JANUARY 26, 1939 SHE WAS A RETIRED RN SPENDING MOST OF HER CAREER IN THE OPERATING ROOM. SHE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE RESERVE OUT OF OHARE FIELD IN CHICAGO. WHILE ON DUTY AT SHEPARD AIR FORCE BASE IN WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS SHE MET HER FUTURE HUSBAND JOHN. SHE REMEMBERED THEIR FIRST DANCE AT THE OFFICERS CLUB….FRANK SINATRAS "STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT". THEY WERE MARRIED IN CHICAGO ON OCTOBER 22, 1966 AND IMMEDIATELY MOVED TO WICHITA, KS WHERE JOHN WAS STATIONED AT MCCONNELL AFB. DIANA RESIGNED HER COMMISSION AND WHILE IN WICHITA RESUMED WORKING AT WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER AS AN OPERATING ROOM NURSE INSTRUCTOR. IN 1968 KRISTIN SUE MEASDAY GRACED THEIR HOME. THEY LATER LIVED IN ST. LOUIS, MO, CHARLOTTE, NC, SAN JOSE, CA AND BACK TO ST. LOUIS ALL THE TIME FOLLOWING HER HUSBANDS CAREER WITH MONSANTO CHEMICAL. THEY FINALLY ENDED UP IN EVERGREEN, COLORADO WHERE THEY SPENT 44 WONDERFUL YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS RAISING THEIR DAUGHTER KRISTIN. THEY OWNED AND SHOWED ARABIAN HORSES WITH DAUGHTER KRISTIN GOING TO NATIONALS TWICE. DIANA LOVED THE BEAUTY AND SOLITUDE OF THE MOUNTAINS BUT NOT SO MUCH THE AVERAGE 155 INCHES OF SNOW! DIANA OWNED AND RAN KWIK KOPY PRINTING IN LAKEWOOD FOR 25 YEARS BEFORE RETIRING FROM HER SECOND CAREER. AS AGE CAUGHT UP WITH THEM THEY REALIZED IT WAS TIME TO GET OFF THE MOUNTAIN AND THEY MOVED TO DEMING, NM, HER HUSBANDS "HOME TOWN" WHERE SHE LIVED A LIFE OF TRANQUILITY. HER FAVORITE ENTERTAINMENT WAS GOING TO BUFFALO THUNDER CASINO IN SANTA FE, TALKING STICK IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ AND MOST OF ALL NEVER MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THE PINK STORE, IN PALOMAS. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND JOHN, OF DEMING, NM, HER DAUGHTER KRISTIN KVATSAK AND HUSBAND KEN OF LAKEWOOD, CO, TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS, AMANDA EDRICH AND HUSBAND JOEL, OF BRIGHTON, CO AND KAITLYN KVATSAK OF LAKEWOOD, CO. THERE WILL BE CREMATION WITH A MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD LATER IN THE SPRING FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH TERRAZAS FUNERAL CHAPELS & CREMATORY "TRUSTED CARE FOR THE ONES YOU LOVE" ~ 575-546-0070. TO SEND YOUR CONDOLENCES, VISIT www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com

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Published in Colorado Community Media on Feb. 5, 2021.
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February 6, 2021
John, My thoughts and prayers are with you, your daughter and all the family, as you make your way through this sad loss of your beloved Diana. I still remember that lovely time we had at dinner at Buffalo Thunder some years ago. I am sure you know how blessed you were to live your life with such an extraordinary woman.
Barbara Harrelson
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January 27, 2021
John, so sorry to hear of Diana's death. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sr. Carol Nicklas
Family
January 27, 2021
Our condolences my friend.R&A Vega
Richard Vega
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