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  • "You were immensely loved Marie and you will always have a..."
    - Angelica contreras
  • "Diane was great lady - a mighty force of energy that she..."
    - Heidi Heineman
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    - Pat Tierney-Alessandri
  • "Beautiful Diane, your kind heart, elegant style,..."
    - Susan Chase-Foster
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    - Cathy (Hoey) Theis
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MARIE DIANE (DEEDEE) WEINBURG Diane Weinburg, age 81 passed away on December 10th 2016, surrounded by her family at her daughter's home in Pasco. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Marie Delsing in 1935. The family moved to Richland in 1951 from Chicago. Her father was involved in security of Special Nuclear Material in the Manhattan Project working for the Atomic Energy Commission. She attended Columbia High School (Richland) and later met her husband Thomas Weinburg who was a Veteran of the Korean War by age 21. It all started at a military dance in Richland. Mom always told us how she thought Dad was so handsome. After the dance he was walking her and her girlfriend out to the car to give them a ride home with his friend. She saw him open the door for her girlfriend and her heart sank as she thought he liked her instead. He quickly put her friend up front, shut the door and came around opened her door and jumped in beside her. He would walk all the way from Camp Hanford to Chestnut Street in Richland just to spend time with her. They soon fell head over heels in love. They were married in 1954 at Christ the King Catholic Church and enjoyed 48 years of marriage. Diane and Tom had 3 children before being stationed in Okinawa and Texas. Tom served 20 years in the Army and the family later returned to Richland in 1968, living there for over 45 years. Diane worked in the restaurant business as a cocktail waitress and bartender for 25 years. She retired from Lee's Tahitian Room in 1996. After her working career, Diane took care of her husband after he had a stroke. Diane had a truly giving spirit and loved to entertain her family, and friends. She never missed a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. Mom always decorated to the hilt for all occasions. She love to set the tables with china, crystal and candles. Diane always gave of herself to her family and friends, loved unconditionally and adored her grandkids. She had a passion for history and was a World War II buff. She shared this love with her kids and grandkids. She took her daughters and granddaughters to Europe to see what had occurred in Poland during the war. We visited the concentration camp at Auschwitz. She wanted us all to know what can happen if people turn a blind eye to hatred. She taught us to love nature, to enjoy thunderstorms, watch clouds go by, to view the changing seasons and just to see the beauty around you. She taught us to love deeply, and hate no one else, but respect others, no matter what our differences were. She always looked like a beautiful lady when she walked out the door. She was elegant in her dress, her makeup was impeccable and she wore her beautiful hats, and jewelry. She now resides with GOD in heaven and will be truly loved forever. A special thank you to her 3 caregivers who took such wonderful care of our mother, Jill Stachofsky, Laura Nickleson and Casey Belew. She loved spending time with all of them. Also a special thanks to Hospice for their caring support. She is survived by her mother Marie Delsing(102), her siblings Bev Johnston, Judith Kafentzis, Terry Delsing. Her children, Steve (Shirley) Weinburg, Cindy (Mike) Fish, and Dede Thorne. Her grandsons, Shan(Jen) Belew, Kellen (Casey) Belew, Daniel (Lauren) Linn, Alex (Erica Barton) Linn, and Casey Weinburg. Her granddaughters, Kylee (David) Van Braun, Nicole, and Dana Thorne. Eight great grand kids- Brynn, Ella, Israel, Peter, Addisyn, Harper, Colton, Dawson and Donovan. A memorial in her honor will be held on Jan 28th form 11 00 am to 2 pm in the Richland Community Center at Howard Amon Park. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to the Hospice House.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 10, 2017