1.05.2011

Challenges

The upcoming year will bring more challenges I am sure and I am looking at the year as an open book, one that will allow me to break open my limitiations, allow for my grace to stand front and center and give myself permission to be me through the freedom of expression and creativity. For years I locked away the creative side and pushed it away because I 'just never had time' but this year I feel that I need to delve into those projects that I wanted to do over the years and feel a sense of accomplishment in my soul. If I don't get them all done, that's okay too because letting a little humility in every once in a while is good for the soul too.

I found this blog by accident and the words that she wrote literally "spoke" to me and where I'm at right now; I'm sure that Di would agree....

"She was precisely where she needed to be, even in her brokenness, and she would know where to go from here".

  ~Maya Stein (Crossing The Border, 10.06.2010)
              (http://www.papayamaya.blogspot.com/)

I'm not sure that I have quite figured out where I need to go yet from here, but I have hope that I am at least on the right track to wonderfulness and fulfillment in my life and I have a guide from heaven to lead me on my journey...and she is quite the creative girl too!

Peace.
Goodness.
Joy.
Faith.
Future.

1.03.2011

Diane's Guestbook - Legacy

Di's Guestbook is now offline but the text of the guestbook can be found here.
So many people so many wishes so many lives Di touched over the years...



December 11, 2010
Here's to the Christmas Choir in heaven Di. Please sing really loud so we can hear you all of the way down here.

Peace,
Trudie Ahlstrom,
Omaha, Nebraska

October 16, 2010
Di today marks the day that is your birthday. I miss you and miss knowing that I can't just call and wish you a happy birthday.

You are in my heart and my thoughts everyday.
Cath

June 06, 2010
Di,
Another milestone; a graduation that you had wished to be here for. Know that all of us that loved you and love her were there to celebrate and reflect on not only the future but also the past.
I could feel your presence in the heart of everyone.

June 02, 2010

Diane - I miss you every day, but have learned to embrace life like you wished for me. Thank you.

March 17, 2010

Four months gone. Seems like a hundred years. I miss you Diane.

February 15, 2010

Di I miss you. It's been a long 3 months. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you.

Cath

February 08, 2010

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.

February 06, 2010

Jerome - So sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed attending Folk House concerts during my ministerial internship year in Omaha in 2006-07. You and Diane were always such warm hosts. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Tracy Wells Miller,
Sewanee, Tennessee

February 03, 2010

Jerome-
I graduated from high school with your brother Dan and I just wanted to say I am extremely sad that Diane is gone. I wanted to tell you I am thinking of you and your family and I hope you are gaining strength from each others precious memories.
Vincent Riley,
Huntington Beach, California

January 06, 2010

Diane, I miss you more and more every day. I think all this snow just makes matters worse. When spring finally arrives and the first shoots of green start popping out of the ground I'll think of you and all your crazy plants and flowers in the yard. Things will get better down here, I know someday they will. But for now my heart is breaking. I still expect you to be on the phone when I pick it up and I hear your voice in my memories.
Omaha, Nebraska

December 19, 2009

"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Love the ones who you don't just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Kiss slowly. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it."

We miss you Di each and every day.

I have always believed that everything happens for a reason but I still can't find the answers to the reasons why you had to leave so soon.

December 15, 2009

To Jerome & the Worthing Family,

Our deepest sympathies, our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a trying time.
I've just heard the news from my Mother last night and so sadden for the news of Diane's passing. My condolences to all the Worthings, her husband & children. Our first Christmas memory was in Omaha, 1975. We had just arrived in the US. The Worthings were very much a part of our lives and helped our family to adapt to this new home. Diane & I were in the same grade. Although we were that close then, but she have always been kind, thoughtful & a cool chick to know. Always looking out for her new friend/neighbor. Even with my broken English then.

In 2006, I went with Mom to visit Omaha & stayed with the Worthings for Thanksgiving. What a sweet & true this family is and wonderful like all these passing years. Seeing Diane & my dear old best friend Mary Pupkes was surreal to me, brought me back to my teenage years growing up there. I was so grafeful for to be part of this dynamic & loving family. We will always be grateful to have known you Diane, and your family. I know that you will always watch over Jerome, Em, Ben & Chloe. God bless to all.

With love,
Khanh Nguyen
Santa Ana, California

December 12, 2009

To Jerome and family and the Worthing family;
Jerome, My heart goes out to you and the kids as it was evident in the few short times I was around you...how much love and fun there was in your family. You are an amazing family and you will be in the hearts of many as your heart heals from the loss of your life partner. I was lucky enough to work with the Worthington family when I taught at Holy Name and my sympathy to them in the loss of their sibling and daughter...who was such an amazing woman and will be remembered as such.
God bless all of you..especially in the days ahead.

Kathy Janata,
Omaha, Nebraska

December 11, 2009

Dear Jerome,
We only met you and Diane once when the two of you came out to our house concert when we had Jeff Black- you were so helpful and nice, and I remember how warm and friendly she was when we were chatting. We really appreciated all of your advice. I periodically check your website and was shocked to see that she passed away. We now have 5 little ones at home and date night is rare...but we always talked about getting down there to take in one of your musical evenings. I just wanted to give you our most sincere condolences, and hopefully we will meet again in the future.

Joey & Shawn Macken
Joey Macken,
Elkhorn, Nebraska

December 11, 2009

Jerome, Em, Ben, and Chloe,
Even though I am relieved that Diane no longer has to suffer with the physical pain and anguish of cancer, and in my head I know she is in a better place, my heart still aches for your, for our, loss. Your wife and mom brought so much joy to the world. I miss her laughter. I miss her smile. I even miss hearing her call me Madge. I know heaven is much richer, yet my heart feels the emptiness of no longer being able to see her eyeball to eyeball. Especially now at the holiday season I am so aware of the hole she has left in your lives, in our lives. Know that I include each of you in my prayers, asking God to give you the grace and courage to heal your hearts and to carry her love with you.
Maggie McNeil

November 28, 2009

Jerome -
Andy & I were so sorry to hear about Diane. You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers.
Andy &Bre Bachmann
Omaha, Nebraska

November 23, 2009

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that God will be with you to comfort and soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 says that He is near to those broken at heart and saves those crushed in spirit. Always remember the promises found in His Holy Word. Please accept my sincere condolences

Shelley Ford

November 21, 2009

To The Brich & Worthing families,

Diane has touched the lives of so many people over the years and she will be missed deeply.I hope you find comfort in knowing that she will always be with us. She will be remembered for her generosity, kindness, compassion & thoughtfulness.I will keep all of you in my thoughts & prayers.

May God Bless you and give you strength.
Joan Smith Dolezal,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 20, 2009

On my way to mass on Sunday's I would say a little prayer that Jerome and Diane and the gang would be singing in the choir when I got there. My prayers were usually answered. Mass at Holy Name just isn't going to be the same. Sing loud from heaven Diane, we are going to need to hear you. Worthing and Brich families, may the memories of Diane's laughter comfort you.

Barbara Peklo and family,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 20, 2009

To the family and friends of Diane Brich,
I only met Diane twice when attending the Folkhouse Concert series in 2007 and 2008. The Brichs are so gracious to open up their home like that to people they do not even know. How does that saying go? A stranger is just a friend I have not met yet. This is the kind of people that the Brichs are.

It is hard to lose a loved one, especially difficult when they are young like Diane. Even though Diane will not be with you in the physical, she will be with you in Spirit and will always be in your hearts. Keeping her there will keep her memory alive.
My thoughts are with you as you begin this new journey your road of life has taken.
PEACE, LOVE, and LIGHT!

Kristie Horn,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 20, 2009

Jerome, & all the Brichs & Worthings,

What a true testament to a life well lived is contained in these pages. Your family, Holy Name, TEC & so many people recognized God through Di's smile & giving nature. I will keep the prayers coming. Hold on to one another & May the Lord's comfort & strength sustain you.

Bonnie (Vankat) Beacom,
Bellevue, Nebraska


November 20, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May God comfort you with happy memories.
Angie Hardnett-Smith (Holy Name Alumni '86)
JaTaun McNair (Holy Name Alumni '85)
Aleyah Smith (Holy Name Alumni '08)
Omaha, Nebraska

November 20, 2009

Dear Jerome and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Leslie Jorgensen,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 20, 2009

Dear Diane,
Today we all say good bye as you rest peacefully. I remember our last visit so very well. I appreciated and admired your courage, Faith, and honesty. Holy Name is and always will be a very special place and you represented its heart and soul. What I loved the most about you is that you were so clear on the important things in life: Faith, Family and Friends. You always kept things so very "real". Your work is done for now. You fought the good fight. Rest and let us all wrap our arms around you and give back all of the love you have given all of us. Until we meet again....

John Betterman,
Evanston, Illinois



November 19, 2009

Jerome, Emily, Ben and Chloe,
I feel for you in your time of mourning. I know that though Diane is not physically with you, she will always live in your memories and heart. I remember her as a cousin who was bubbly and outgoing. You always knew when she was in town (at our grandparents).
I am really glad I had the chance to spend time with all of you a couple years back. You all made us feel very welcomed to be in Omaha. It felt great to see Diane as a wife and mother. She appeared to enjoy both those roles and you could tell how much she loved you all.
Please know that I will keep you all in my prayers. Miss you Diane and Love you all!

Your cousin... Rosemary
Rosemary Hoge,
Farmington, Connecticut

November 19, 2009

To the Worthing &; the Brich family,

God will see you through this journey of grief. You will find Him in the many good people at Holy Name and in the hearts of all who new and loved her. May we all keep singing her song.

Nancy Smith,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 19, 2009

Some 25-30 years ago, I met Diane at a Teens Encounter retreat. He smile, laugh and her kindness on that weekend was what I remember most. To Diane's entire family, you're in my prayers.

Greg Stiles,
Phoenix, Arizona

November 19, 2009

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of your dear loved one. It is especially sad for one so young. I too lost a son at the age of 23. May you find comfort in your memories and the hope for the near future when death, tears, and sorrow will be things of the past and God's will is being done on earth as it is in heaven.

Mary Taylor,
Dallas, Texas

November 19, 2009

To Diane’s Family: I want you to know what a LOVING ...KIND... Person she was, when I lost my sister Pam Yohe (Vergata) she helped me through the Holy Name Church to memorialize my sister in a way ... that she would not be forgotten... She gave me STRENGTH during a very trying time in my life and for that I will forever be Greatful.... She was my Angel here on earth, and I will never forget her..... May God Bless you all

Roxie Vergata,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 19, 2009

Jerome, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jerome “Butch” Stolinski

November 19, 2009

Jerome - as a former fellow co-worker I was fortunate to become familiar with your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Diane was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

Torri Pantaleon,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 19, 2009

Jerome, my sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family.
Marijo Malesa
Ft. Worth, Texas

November 18, 2009

Jerome and family,
I am sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.

John Murphy,
Council Bluffs, Iowa

November 18, 2009

Diane: an angel on this earth, one who smiled from her heart, embraced life and family with joy. She encouraged kindness with soul. And had passion. Such a legacy she so willingly shared. My prayers for your strength as you grieve her absence. Pat Gromak (mother of Natasha Hartley, grandmother of the Hartley girls).

Pat Gromak,
Omaha, Nebraska



November 18, 2009

Know that you are all in the hearts and prayers of your Synod School family.

Carol Ferrell,
Clive, Iowa

November 18, 2009

To the Dan Worthing and Brich families,
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that Diane is safe in God's arms and perhaps the stars in the sky are just openings into Heaven where the love of our lost ones shine down to let us know they are with still with us. May God's peace be with you all in this most difficut time.

Dawn Roy,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 18, 2009

Jerome and family, and Peg and Dan -
We are so sorry for your loss. Although we didn't know each other well, I will always remember Diane and your family being the first to welcome us into the neighborhood. She always had a smile and kind words when we saw her. You are in our prayers -- may you find peace and hope in Diane's memory and in the comfort of God, family and friends.

Jim and Tori Healey

November 18, 2009

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Your Neighbor,
Kathy Williams,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 18, 2009

The world will never be the same without Dianne. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerome and family during this sad time.

Paul Algya,
Bellevue, Nebraska


November 18, 2009

Jerome and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Darrell & Roberta Morse,
Breezy Hills Winery, Minden, Iowa


November 18, 2009

To my dear friends and neighbors Jerome, Emily Ben and Chloe...My heart and prayers are with you today and always. Throughout Diane's 47 years on this earth I have so many wonderful memories of time with her and time with you! Her love of life will stay with me forever. Always Colleen Peterson (and family Rick, Jamey, Vanessa, Marlo, Nathan, Molly and Maggie)


November 18, 2009

Jerome-
May you find peace and love in the comfort of family and friends during this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

Erin Sullivan,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 18, 2009

One of Di's favorite emailed stories was entitled I wish you enough and the premise of it is to wish those you love "enough" to sustain them through the difficult times of their lives.

"I Wish You Enough”

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in your life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

It only takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but an entire lifetime to forget them.

November 18, 2009

Dear Jerome and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You now have your very own angel watching over all of you. God bless you.

Joe and Gaile Watson
Omaha, Nebraska


November 18, 2009

Jerome and Family,
My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. We were all the lucky ones to have be blessed by knowing Diane. I will keep your families in my thought and prayers. I will forever miss my 'ol roomy.

Michaelanne DeJoy-Pagan,
Lawrenceville, Georgia


November 18, 2009

My deepest condolences to the Brich family. Diane was a lover of music and a great friend to travelling musicians. The mutual love, positive energy, fun and good spirit within the Brich home was evident each and every time I had the honour of playing a concert there.

Jory Nash,
Toronto, Ontario

November 18, 2009

To the Brich family; Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Diane was an amazing woman and constant support to so many people. We will always remember her strength, kindness and humor!
Carolyn & Tony (TJ) Davis,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 18, 2009

Dear Jerome, Emily, Ben,Chloe, and family. We are truly saddened for your loss. We wish the long difficult journey had taken a different path, but as you know she begins a new journey now. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Please accept Bob's big hugs for us as well.
Jason and Gena Benoit and family


November 18, 2009

My thoughts are with you at this time.
Noreen Trofholz

November 18, 2009

Jerome, What a deeply good woman we have lost. I'm so sorry. I'm sending prayers, many thoughts, love. God bless you on your journey. You will have many supporters. ~

Monica Hadley,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 18, 2009

After spending the last 25 years at Diane's side, I know that I am truly blessed beyond words. Her memory and the support of our amazing friends and family will help me, Emily, Ben, and Chloe get through the difficult times ahead.
Jerome

November 17, 2009

Dearest Brich and Worthing families,
Diane and Jerome, you touched my heart with your story, while attending the retreat in Ashland, NE. Diane's couragous spirit brought me hope. I will forever remember how deeply your love for each other filled the room and my memory. Jerome, I am blessed to have shared this time with you and your loving wife. My deepest, heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Sincerely, Sara

Sara Maxwell Brown,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 17, 2009

Our hearts go out to Jerome and the rest of Diane's family. Diane was always a treat to be around and her spirit was unbreakable through all her trials. Our prayers are for her, her family and all the friends who will miss her so much. She was precious, as her memory will remain.

With all our love and sympathy,
John & Barb Rogers
and everyone from Acoustic Groove
John Rogers,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

Part of our visits to Omaha was to stop at Holy Name and get a visit in with Di. What a wonderful person who showed great courage and Love. Our thought & Prayers are with all of you.
Dick & Karen Carlson,
Golden Valley, Minnesota


November 17, 2009

Dear Brich & Worthing Family,

Please know that all of you are in my and my family's prayers. That radiance that Di displayed on earth will be carried on by Emily,Ben & Chloe.
God Bless.

Trudie Ahlstrom,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 17, 2009

Brich and Worthing Families
Diane will be missed and always remembered for the strong, caring and amazing person that she was throughout her life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ed Smith,
Nashville, Tennessee


November 17, 2009

Jerome,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Diane Reeves

November 17, 2009

Jerome, Emily, Ben, Chloe, & Worthing Family, Diane will be missed greatly. Her spirit and love and incredible personality has touched so many. She truly is an inspiration. May your memories comfort you. With Prayers,

The Stantons; Dennis, Deb, Kyle, Krystal & Kendal
Overland Park, Kansas


November 17, 2009

What a wonderful woman Diane was; a gracious and delightful hostess. She always greeted us with a smile, and made us feel welcome in her home. I'm glad we knew her.
Roger &Trudy Brandt


November 17, 2009

Di was a very special person and will be missed by everyone she touched. Our love and sympathy to Jerome and the family.

Herb & Kathy Dougall,
Cave Creek, Arizona


November 17, 2009

Jerome, Em, Ben, & Chloe...

Please know that I am thinking about all of you and that you are in my prayers. I wish you enough of everything you need to help you through this time. The road will be long but know that Di would expect all of you (and most definitely she would demand), that you enjoy everything in life that makes you happy. I feel truly blessed to have been "invited" by Di to be a part of your family so many years ago. I know that no matter what, there is a bond that can never be broken. Di loved and cared about everyone but I know that nothing was more important than the love she had for her family. That love will remain as strong as ever because she has left her legacy in all of you.

I will hold all my precious memories of Di within the landscape of my heart forever. She always took time out of her life for others, even when she was struggling; and in her final days she insisted on being the hostess to everyone who came and visited her. I will never forget that radiant redhead with that contagious laughter that made my heart smile the very first time I met her.

I love you Di.
I love you Jerome, Ben, Em & Chloe.
To both the Worthing and Brich families, please accept my sincere sympathies and know that Di was an amazing gem!

Cath 
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Theresa Shepard,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

I was sorry to hear about Diane's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Mc Hale,
Omaha, Nebraska

November 17, 2009

Dear Jerome, Your mom talked so lovingly about Diane just last Monday at our Deacon Wives prayer group. About what an amazing and loving gal she was. I am so sorry that they are not here at this time. I know that is what was so hard for them to leave.

We also will be out of town but know that our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Diane's memory will live on in all the many lives she touched over the years. She was a member of the TEC team when our daughter made her TEC and she loved her.

God's blessings and His "Peace" to you and your family
Don & Pat Kemp,
Omaha

November 17, 2009

Diane was great. She exhibited more faith and courage than I think most could ever show. She is loved and will be missed greatly. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Curt & Julie Simon,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

Jerome, Emily, Ben, Chloe & the Worthing family. Words can't express the sadness we all feel with the loss of Di yet we know she is already partying with the other saints in heaven. May God bless you all!

Jim & Nora Carlson,
Olathe, Kansas


November 17, 2009

Diane was an amazing woman. She always laughed, even when in pain. Cherish your memories of her.
Sharon Snyder,
Wilmington, Delaware


November 17, 2009

Diane always brought cheer and a positve outlook to any situation. She will be missed greatly and daily. Our most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you and the kids Jerome, and to Di's family as well. May God bless you all!

The Casey Family, Pat, Zach, Nicole, and Aaron
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

My Worthing family,

My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Diane was such a wonderful person. I will miss her but will never forget how great she was.

All of my love,
Kathleen (Deaver) Walter
Bellevue, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

Jerome - our thoughts and love are with all of you. Diane taught us so much about living by how she showed up in life. With Love,
Laura & Rich Roccaforte
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

To Jerome and family - I am so sorry to hear of Diane's passing. She was a wonderful, welcoming, warm, loving, creative person and she will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Amsler


November 17, 2009

Jeannine & Family

We are so sorry for your loss.May your good memories help you all through this difficult time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Maloney Family,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

Diane had such a beautiful voice. I know she will continue singing next to you in church. Her belief in God and the love and support of her family and friends helped make her the strong person she was inside. She was and always will be an amazing woman and her courage will be an inspiration to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all....

Teresa.. John.. Jessica & Todd Bantner
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

Jerome, it was so good to visit with Diane at the hospital when we ran into each other as I was there with a friend who was having surgery and she was having a check up. She was amazing in her faith, so fun to be around and such a multi-faceted person of interests. She fought hard, loved much and will be missed by many!

Charlene Cobbs,
Bellevue, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

Jerome, embrace your memories of Diane. They will live with you forever, as will she.
My prayers go out to you and your family.

Steve Waples,
Deerfield, Illinois


November 17, 2009

I didn't know Diane very well but she was an upbeat, lovely lady. Jerome, I hope you and the children enjoy many happy memories among the sad.

Peace, Carol Sanderhoff (Benson Presbyterian and Synod School)


November 17, 2009

We were so sorry to hear about Diane. She was a wonderful woman. Our deepest sympathy to your enitre family.

Kate & Maggie Sweany
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

Diane was an inspiration to me and a wonderful model of what it means to be a good mother, a strong woman and most of all a constant giver. My throughts and prayers are with her family at this very difficult time.

Sr. Marilyn Ross,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

We've all lost an amazing woman. Jerome, Em, Ben and Chloe, our prayers are with you. Love to you all.

Ken & Kathie Hahn,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 17, 2009

Diane was a wonderful, courageous caring person. She inspired people with her life. Jerome, may God bless and strengthen you and your entire family at this time

Mary Jo Lesch.



November 16, 2009

Jerome and family; Di was one of three of the strongest women I've known we are so sorry for your loss.

Dave...Katie....Carolyn and T. JO
Dave Kozol,
Omaha, Nebraska



November 16, 2009

Jerome and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Diane will live on as an inspiration to those of us who fight this insidious disease.

Michelle Shkolnick,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 16, 2009

Diane was a kind and supportive person even as she faced her own pain. She loved her family deeply, treasuring every moment she spent with you. Prayers of comfort and sympathy for you all.

Melanie


November 16, 2009

To all the Brich and Worthings,

Diane was one of the very special persons in my life. Throughout 30 years of friendship, she was always a person I could count on. I will miss her very much and she'll always hold a place in my heart. My prayers are with all of you during this time.

Love to you all,
Jerry Simon


November 16, 2009

Saw you a week ago at Tom and Jane's Anniversary party. Wanted to hug you but you had a broken shoulder. You looked tired....upset....tired... I want to remember you and your big grin, your beaming personality and the love you had for EVERYONE. You will be missed.

Ginni Engel,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 16, 2009

"Faith is believing that one of two things will happen," she said. "That there will be something solid for you to stand on or that you will be taught to fly".
God granted you your angel wings when he said it was okay to let go. You have permission to dance and sing. You know we all loved you very much.


November 16, 2009

God Bless Diane. She was truly an amazing soul and will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to Jerome, Emily, Ben and Chloe.

Peggy Dineen,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 16, 2009

Her memory will forever be in our hearts. She was a very wonderful and special person. Love and prayers to Jerome, Emily, Ben and Chloe. you will forever our link to her. Bonnie & Steve

Bonnie Vaughan,
Omaha, Nebraska


November 16, 2009

Jerome, Ben, Emily, and Chloe. I dont know how to express in here, what is really in my heart. But I do know that my heart reaches out to you. Di had a big heart and I believe she has left it in each of you.

Fr. Ed Vella, CSsR,
Grand Rapids, Michigan


November 16, 2009

May God Bless You and your family. Diane was a GREAT person and will never be forgotten.
Valerie & Rob Headlee,
Omaha, Nebraska



November 16, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.


November 16, 2009

Jerome, Ben, Emily, and Chloe... Know how much our thoughts, prayers, love, and support are with you all during this time. From Steve Plank, and all your Presbyterian friends at Central Church and Synod School


November 16, 2009

Jerome-
We are so sorry to hear about Diane. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

John & Dee Alexander,
Beaver Lake, Nebraska


November 16, 2009

Holy Name has another saint for its calendar. I know that when I am feeling down, I will remember Diane's fighting spirit. She continues to inspire us all.

Kevin Cole,
Omaha, Nebraska

1.01.2011

Parting Shots 2010

Resting my mind in my cup of coffee between the interlaces of the morning newspaper and the television remote I can see filters of the sun peeking in through the heavy curtains meant to hold out the cold winter air. Contemplating again on the time that has passed, the year that has passed and the loss that still hides in my soul. Breakfast is done and I feel accomplishment in another meal … another stride in the right direction.

Another year come and gone so quickly.
Another tick on the clock.
Another day come and gone.
Another whisper in the light ...
I miss you, Di...

I miss Di because she was that friend that 'felt like home'

Peace.
Goodwill.


The people we meet form the foundation of our lives that when built upon allow us to bloom and blossom in ways that we never would have anticipated.