Green Valley, Arizona

1946 - 2018


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Diane Albrecht Huckleberry was born on Aug. 29, 1946, in Orchard Park, N.Y. and died on Jan. 27, 2018, in Green Valley, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Lorraine Albrecht and her beloved husband Bob E. Huckleberry. She is survived by five sisters (Donna Olson, Debbie Riffle, Sue Gibson, Barbara Peak and Kat Thiessen), one brother (John Albrecht), and three stepsons (Ron, Jeff and Greg Huckleberry).

Diane was a former lawyer with the Arizona Attorney General's Office. She was a gourmet cook, avid reader, world traveler, killer Scrabble player and an outstanding friend. She had a beautiful smile, quick wit, warm heart and, as one of her sisters commented, "she gave the best hugs!"

The family would like to express their warm thanks to the entire staff of Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, with special thanks to Amy, Robyn and Oralia, for the wonderful care given to Diane.

At Diane's request, there will be no service.

This obituary was originally published in the Green Valley News & Sun.

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I am just learning of Diane's death. So sorry b/c she was one of the funniest, sweetest and dearest friend one could have. She has been on my mind for the last few months. It was only by reading the May issue of the Arizona Attorney that I learned of her passing. She is missed!!!

Diane was my legal secretary and became my dear friend. She was a real pro who prepared me for my court appearances and debriefed me when I came back to the office. When she saw that I was stressed she took it upon herself to book my wife, Judie, and me a surprise long weekend at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Park and she moved into my house to stay with and enthrall our little daughters with her enthusiastic personality. They loved her and so did Judie and I.
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I am so sad to have heard the news about Diane today. I still remember the fun weekend with Diane many years ago when she "babysat" my sister and I so my parents could spend a weekend together in Yosemite! Diane was such a delight and I enjoyed hearing from her over the years and trading Christmas cards. I know my dad loved working with her and encouraging her to continue to pursue her law career. She was such fun--and I will miss her!

I learned of Diane's passing by accident after attempting to notify her that a mutual friend, a local attorney who she had worked for long ago, had died. Although I was aware of some of Diane's health issues, the news came as a surprise and deeply saddened me. Our friendship goes way back - before Sunnyvale, Bob, Arizona and Diane's becoming an attorney. We always had such great times, even more so as we both got older. She was the life of every party, humorous, intelligent, articulate...

Diane walking me down the isle in 2015.

She was my big sister and THE best hugger in the world. I was blessed to have her walk me down the isle and give me away (since my Dad died in 1977) in 2015. Her humor was amazing as was her dedication to her beloved husband Bobbie. I will miss her for the rest of my life, but I'm glad that she is no longer trapped inside the body that failed her.

I'm remembering Diane as a beautiful and wonderful woman, who had a life well lived! We had a great time together at Aunt Lovina's 85th birthday celebration in Florida. Also, she once visited me in the D.C. area and got such a kick out of attending a live session of the Supreme Court! Definitely bucket list level. Blessings on your journey, Diane ❤

I was one of Diane's law school classmates and a friend these many years. I am reminded of her sense of humor, hard work ethic, and remarkable compassion and patience with Bob's health issues, and then her own. We have missed her interaction the past three years, but I am grateful that she no longer is suffering. Her family has my condolences and prayers.