DIANE KATHLEEN (MORRISON) BARTLETT

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DIANE KATHLEEN (MORRISON) BARTLETT Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Diane Kathleen (Morrison) Bartlett, 62, of Pasco, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2016 with her husband of 43 years by her side after a long and valiant battle with cancer. She was the oldest of three daughters born to David B. and Virginia J. (Poe) Morrison in Richland, WA, on May 8, 1954 Mother's Day of that year. Other than the seven years she, Jack, and the boys lived in Phoenix, she lived her entire life in the Tri-Cities. There was nothing Diane enjoyed more than spending time with family. She was always there to support and cheer on her two sons, nieces and nephews, and her grandchildren. Untold hours were happily spent at soccer, baseball, and basketball games, cross country meets, wrestling matches, dance recitals and more. Sports were a big part of her life, and her knowledge of sports was quite impressive she could hold her own in almost any sports conversation. Although Diane graduated from Kamiakin, she became an ardent Bomber supporter, and she and Jack frequently attended games even after the boys had graduated. She and Jack enjoyed watching college sports and were big Seahawks fans. She also loved to tag along with Jack to watch him golf. She loved to travel and overcame a severe fear of flying to complete her bucket list, including taking the kids and grandkids to Disneyland, trips to Hawaii, cruises to the Caribbean, trips to see long-time friends, and her last trip to see Niagara Falls. Diane worked for many years as a mail carrier out in the Hanford Area for JanTec before she finally had to retire due to illness. She had a lot of friends at work and along her route and was greatly admired for her strength of will and determination to work even when undergoing treatment. She had a kind and generous spirit and was always the first to offer to help in whatever way she could, regardless of the situation. She never felt sorry for herself and always said "I'm doing just fine, how are you doing" when asked how she waseven at the end. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and father-in-law. She leaves behind a broken hearted, large extended family: husband Jack, two sons and their families: Jay and Christy (Michelle, Whitley, and Tyler) and Matthew and Kaylee (Jackson aka Bubba); two aunts: Dicksy and Ken Creek and Audrey and Bill Howell and several cousins; two sisters and their families: Julie and Walt Nelson [Heather and Jeff (Makaylah, Joss, and Alex); Zach and Amanda (Paxten, Mickey, and a baby boy due in early January); and Alex and Nadia (Elliott and Dane)] and Laura and Kelly Dorland (Eddie and Kailee); mother-in-law: Donna Bartlett; brother and sister-in-law Rick and Gina Bartlett [Richard and Auburn, and Jason and Lisa (Lillie and a baby due in March)]; sister-in-law Rosemarie Bartlett; and many Bartlett aunts, uncles, and cousins. Thank you to all Diane's friends and extended family, near and far, for their love and prayers during this difficult time. Special thanks to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Dr. Patel, Dr. Rege and staff, Chaplaincy Health Care, and Ed and Liz Temple for their friendship and counsel. A memorial service to celebrate Diane's life will be held at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home at 1401 S. Union St. in Kennewick on Saturday, October 22, at 4:00 p.m., in the hospitality room downstairs. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Chaplaincy Health Care (1480 Fowler St, Richland, WA 99352) or a . The family invites you to sign Diane's tribute wall at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Oct. 19, 2016
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