Born: 5/7/1957, Ogden, Utah
Diane was raised in South Ogden and graduated from Bonneville High School. She worked at Winchell’s Donuts, Boise Cascade, and Alliant Tech (formerly Hercules). In the late 1990’s, Diane played in a golf tournament in Moab, fell in love with the town and bought a second home there. In 2001, a friend offered her a job with her Moab real-estate company and Di quit her job and followed her heart to Moab where she resided until her passing. While in Moab, she started her own businesses Skyline Storage and “Clear Water Revival” maintaining pools and spas. She quickly became an integral part of the Moab community and “volunteer extraordinaire,” most notably several years for the Moab Folk Festival.
She loved traveling, snorkeling, biking, hiking, and the desert beauty of Moab. She was the best sister and friend that anyone could ever have and she left her mark on all she touched. We will miss her terribly.
She is survived by her mother Lou Ann Child, sisters Sherrie Branz and Kathleen (Kathi) Child, one nephew, two great-nephews and one great-niece, too many friends to name, her cat Grechen and donkeys Eeyore and Gracie.
A special thanks to those friends who helped her through her last days.
A celebration of Diane’s life will be held at her home on Sunday, March 5th. Open house between 1 and 3 pm. Friends and family welcome. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the humane society.
Tributes:It was such a joy to know Diane ~ her cheerful attitude always uplifted my spirits, and it was pure pleasure to spend time with her. Her laughter was contagious, and her optimistic outlook on life was remarkably enduring, even during the bleakest of times. She taught me to see the delight in everyday existence, and to appreciate the short time we have here on earth. Her friendship was a blessing, and I will always cherish her memory.
- Nancy OrrI feel fortunate and lucky to have know Diane. She was fun loving and a ray of light and happiness whenever I encountered her. We shared a love for animals and she was generous with stories of her animal family. She loved them all dearly. Her happiness and humor were contagious and I am so honored for the time I was able to spend with her. Rest in peace Diane knowing that you brightened our days with your presence.
- Candace Butterworth
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