Cedar Lawns Memorial Park & Funeral Home

7200 180th Ave NE, Redmond, WA


Diane Lois Foreman

5 December, 19355 May, 2020

Diane Lois Foreman passed away on May 5, 2020 at her Aegis Marymoor Assisted Living apartment in Redmond, Washington. She was 84.

Diane was born December 5, 1935 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle to Ollis Clark and Benita Ruth (Bump) Patty, of Kirkland, Washington. She graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1954. Diane was a long time Redmond resident; she was one of the “Patty Twins” from the Kirkland/Redmond area. Diane married Jan F. Foreman and spent her early years as a homemaker. Diane was also a school bus driver for Lake Washington School District for many years.

In recent years she found pleasure making quilts for the local chapter of Project Linus. Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need, through the gift of a new handmade blankets or afghan. She had a great eye for putting together fabric colors and sometimes produced 100 quilts per year.

Diane is preceded in death by her husband Jan F. Foreman in 2013 and her youngest son Steven E. Foreman in 2016.

She is survived by her son Mark Scott Foreman and his wife Diane; daughter Deborah Diane Hren and her husband Michael, her identical twin sister Donna Ruth Tessem. Diane also leaves behind two grandsons Jack Trinity Owens and Trevor Scott Foreman, one granddaughter Nicole Ashley Rodriguez, four beautiful great grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews their spouses and numerous friends.

The family will celebrate Diane’s life privately.

In Lieu of Flowers:

Donations can be made to Project Linus at https://www.projectlinus.org/donations/ or mailed to: Project Linus National Headquarters PO Box 1548 Belton MO 64012-1108

Or your favorite charity


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Nicola Lipster

6 May 2020

I will always cherish our visit with your mother and brother fondly. It was such a wonderful time. May she rest in peace.

Valerie Denny

6 May 2020

Deb and Mark,

I am so sorry for your loss... I loved your mom! Such a great personality and permanent "fixture" in Redmond. I am sending you hugs and condolences... I'll think of her when I go to Cedar Lawns.