OBITUARY

Diane D Henry

29 August, 193516 February, 2021

Diane D Henry, age 85, of Lakewood, Colorado passed away on Tuesday evening, February 16, 2021. Diane was born August 29, 1935 to Robert and Daisybelle Dorcas.

Diane attended University Park Elementary, Grant Junior High and South High School in Denver, CO. She then went on to Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts and held a Master’s in Education from the University of Denver.

Diane taught elementary school for 20 years, mainly for Jefferson County School District. She volunteered at the Denver Visitor's Bureau for years.

She also traveled throughout the United States and to many countries around the world. She remained in touch with her South High School class of 1953 classmates for yearly reunions. She also loved her potluck group that remained friends from the late 1950's to present, and her Mount Holyoke friends with whom she enjoyed many reunions.

Diane enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, reading, spending time with friends and family, hockey and football, music, and travel. She always kept a beautiful garden. She had an appreciation for western art and collected an extensive Kachina collection. She and her husband, Chuck, had season tickets to DU Hockey, Colorado Ballet, Colorado Opera, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Diane loved to hear and tell jokes, and loved to laugh! Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joys.

She was diligent about staying in touch with friends from all walks of life.

She is survived by her children, Judy Olson (James) of Littleton, CO; Bob Henry (Sherri) of Kent, Washington, and her cousin, Foncey Jennings Taylor, of Laramie, Wyoming. She will beloved and missed by her grandchildren as well as many other family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Please check back later for more information.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in memory of Diane Henry.

Services

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1 May

Memorial Service

9:30 am

 

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James Watson

9 March 2021

My sympathies go out to all of Diane's family and friends. Diane, also known as Di to some of us who worked with her, always had this infectious joy, laughter and her sense of humor was always present. Her joy, love of life, family, other people as well other places in the world were certainly hallmarks of her rewarding life.

I met Di in 2000 and worked with her on occasion at the Denver Visitor Information Center 1-2 days a week for 7 years as she volunteered there using her exuberance and friendly spirit while helping many people. She could relate so well to many travelers herself having traveled so much around the world. We would love to hear about the places she went to and her experiences there. She was always so quick and witty with her jokes and laughed so hard her tears would fly everywhere. My wife and I will never forget this wonderful Christmas dinner party she hosted, cooking a wonderful roast, having decorations put up, being charming as always and having all her beautiful kachina dolls in this case; a real source of interest and pride for her. It is rare to discover a person with so much positivity and joy as Di had and shared. I consider it such an honor and joy to have worked with her and known her the little bit I did. Terribly missed she will be but never forgotten. RIP Di and keep them laughing in heaven. - James Watson

Elaine Stewart

2 March 2021

Diane and I met on a trip to Australia in 2004. We hit it off right away. Then, at Christmas time of the following year, I got a card from her saying she was going to Antarctica next year and wished I could go. Answering her, "I can", we started a travel friendship that lead us through many countries including Antarctica, China, Africa, Croatia and finally, our last trip to Iceland. What a wonderful friendship we had filled with jokes, laughter, adventures and, yes, a few gin and tonics. Travel has not been the same since she hung up her walking shoes! I shall miss her and pray that she rests in peace.

Jan Scott

2 March 2021

I first met Diane in a bridge group, way back...it must have been around 1970. I will always fondly hold the memory of Diane telling great stories at the bridge table, her good humor, and energy. It saddened me to hear about her declining health, and now, her death. I am so sorry.

ellie greenberg

28 February 2021

I enjoyed seeing Diane at Mount Holyoke College alumnae events, over the years, and shall miss her sweet smile and cheery voice. Ellie Miller Greenberg