Mills & Mills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

5725 Littlerock Road Sw, Tumwater, WA


Diahann Burdette Witter

11 January , 195812 October , 2019

Diahann Burdette Witter, 62 died October 12, 2019 at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia Washington. Daughter of Otho Burdette and Olene Atkins she was born in Hammond, Indiana. She is survived by sisters Deborah Green, Tara Burdette, and Rowane Burdette and was preceded in death by Virginia Dale Hails. Diahann was married to Robert Witter for 41 years and together they have four children Kathleen King, Elizabeth Witter, Virginia Witter, and Edmund Witter. There are two grandchildren Octavia and Theo.

There will be a celebration of Diahann’s life at Trinity Parish Church in Seattle on November 14, 2019 at 10:00.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Accelerator of the YMCA of Greater Seattle.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, 14 November , 2019


Diahann Burdette Witter

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Deborah Green

20 October 2019

Of my younger sister who left us too soon: We love her for all her loves. All that she loved we also loved and our lives are far better for it. Her intellect traversed through worlds of literature, philosophy, music (recorded and live), cinema, theater, fine cuisine, and loads of travel adventures. I relished her edgy yet spot-on sensible insights gained from these loves. Her latest travel report and insight was about the profound beauty of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia that began with an exhilarating, “Oh yeah!” Furthermore, Diahann’s love and dedication to motherhood was a joy to watch. Together with Bob they raised an impressive group of children and grandchildren, the planet is much better for their presence. Thank you, Diahann, for your love of family, for your appreciation and patronage of the best of human endeavors, for your love, trust, and belief in God! We love you so much for being a great sister-in-law to our husbands and for being a forgiving, thoughtful, fun loving, and all together loving sister to Dale, Rowan, Tara, and me❤️