July 8, 1947 - July 24, 2013
Diane Marsha Davis died peacefully in her home on July 24, 2013 at the age of 66, after a courageous and valiant battle with ovarian cancer. The eldest of two daughters, Diane was born on July 8, 1947 at Great Lakes Naval Base near Waukegan, Illinois. She was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Chicago at age 18. On March 20, 1971 in the “Windy City” Diane welcomed her first-born daughter, Sasha Alene.
Diane relocated to Los Angeles in the early ‘70’s where she held various positions in the medical field.
On Christmas Day of 1978, Diane gave birth to her second-born daughter, Leslyn Dimara. Two years later, on January 31, 1981, Diane’s youngest daughter, Lynessa Lesha entered the world.
In 1982, Diane and her family relocated to Texas where they’ve lived the past three decades. Diane worked diligently to provide for her family, and recently retired from FedEx where she was employed the past 24 years.
Diane is preceded in death by her parents, Beatrice and Harry Davis. She is survived by her best-friend and life-partner of eleven years, Cindy Bridges; her sister Bonnie Davis; her daughters Sasha Pacheco, Leslyn Brown, Lynessa Brown and their spouses Arnold Ochoa, Lucas Perilla and Lloyd Brown, II; her grand-children Andrew Pacheco, Jonathan Pacheco, Anthony Pacheco, Alexander Ochoa, Amanda Ochoa, Bria Branch, Donovan Perilla, Christian Brigham, Michaela Brigham, Cameron Brigham; and her cousins George and Barbara Davis of Waukesha, WI, Mary and Jim Wolfgram of Muskego, WI, and Claire Davis of Lewiston, ID.
Astrologically speaking, Diane was the quintessential Cancer for whom home and family are of supreme importance. Diane was interested in everything, believed in the goodness of people and the mystery and magic of life. She was loved by many, will be missed by all who knew her, and will live on in our hearts forever.
Diane’s family would especially like to thank Dr. Bruce A. Fine and his nurse, Allyson Jones, for their genuine kindness and compassion while treating Diane the past three years. Diane thought Dr. Fine “hung the moon” and trusted him implicitly. Her family is very grateful for his loving and attentive care.
A memorial service to celebrate Diane’s life will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Aria Memorial Chapel in Dallas. Overflow parking is located at the Lowe’s parking area behind ARIA Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75252, 214-306-6700.