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Davis, Diane M.

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July 8, 1947 - July 24, 2013

Davis, Diane M.

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.

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Anne Nappa

August 12, 2013 10:53AM

Diane was a cheerful member of the customer service team at DALRC for FEDEX, as well as hard-working.
I still have a bright red knitted scarf she hand-made for me one Christmas. I moved to a new position in 1997, and sorry to hear of her recent passing. I will keep her family in my prayers.


Lina Benavides

August 02, 2013 11:15PM

Diane brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget Diane.


Shayla Jiles

August 01, 2013 10:37PM

I remember the first time I met Diane. I was a young girl, in high school, and I remember thinking she was so cool! She was just such a free spirit and sooo full of laughter. Always and forever smiling or laughing about something. I'm so blessed to have known her and I know Heaven is way more colorful with her creative self, up there Bedazzling her angel wings! Lots of love to the family!

Team Jiles


Diana Moore

August 01, 2013 8:26PM

Diane was an amazing woman, but I'm not saying anything that is new to anyone. Her love for family and friends was truly unconditional! If ever asked, If you thought you had met an angel here on earth who would you say, There is no thinking about the answer, it would be Diane. Actually, I'm not all sure that she isn't.


Pete

July 31, 2013 6:35PM

I shall miss and love you forever and ever, Diane. You are one of the most loving and sweetest persons that I have ever known and I shall cherish forever that our lives crossed paths. Rest in peace my friend for I shall see you again when my time comes!


Stephanie Gonzales

July 31, 2013 11:46AM

Sending prayers and condolences to your family. So very sorry for your loss.