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Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel

6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Diana P. Cartrette

January 15, 1958May 12, 2020

Diana Pace Cartrette of Fort Worth Texas went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was 62 years old. Diana was born in Alexandria, VA to Allen and Marjorie Pace and was the youngest of five children. Diana married the love of her life, Jimmy Jack Cartrette on May 30, 1977 and they were happily married for almost 43 years. Jimmy and Diana had three beautiful children together, Allen age 38, Katie age 36, and Stephen age 30. Stephen and his wife, Kayla Armstrong Cartrette gave Jimmy and Diana their first grandchild, Ryder Hayes Cartrette age 10.

Diana lived for her family and for the Lord. She had a servant’s heart and spread joy and laughter to everyone around her. Diana was a living example of Eph. 4:32. She was a strong, God fearing woman with a heart for Jesus. Diana served selflessly by giving, feeding, welcoming, enduring, suffering without complaint and loving eternally.

Diana is survived by her loving husband Jimmy, son Allen and his fiancé Courtney Jennings, daughter Katie, son Stephen, daughter-in-law Kayla, grandson Ryder; her brother David and sister-in-law Nhu Pace, sister Barbara Byrd, sister Virginia and brother-in-law Rob Schuweiler, sister Beth and brother-in-law Jeff Neumann, and her beloved sister-in-law Jane Cartrette. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews, precious cousins, and dear friends. Diana is preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Marjorie Pace and brothers-in-law Danny Cartrette and Roy Byrd.

A memorial service will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather and celebrate Diana’s life.

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Virginia Schuweiler

May 27, 2020

My sister Diana was 8 years my junior, but once we both became mothers I felt like we were the same age. In fact, I felt younger when I was around her because of her zest for life and her ability to "roll with the punches," as our mother would say.
Our parents and Diana's family shared a home on Fiesta Circle in Ft. Worth, TX from the time Diana's oldest child Allen was a baby until both our parents died and it became the Cartrette home. I am so thankful that living with Jimmy and Diana, Allen, Katie and Stephen kept Mom and Daddy feeling happy and engaged in life. They had fun together when the kids were growing up, and when our parents got older the Cartrettes saw that they were cared for and loved in every possible way. After our parents died, I continued to call Diana often, talking about our lives like I had with our parents. And Diana and her 4 siblings have had reunions at her house as often as possible.
So when it's time to celebrate Diana's life and lay her to rest with our parents, grandparents, aunt and uncle, I hope we will all gather again on Fiesta Circle. And even though we miss her terribly, we will rejoice that our sister is now a citizen of Heaven.

"Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness." Matthew 25:21

Robert Schuweiler

May 23, 2020

My sister-in-law Diana made everyone smile by her simple joy for living.  I will never forget how elated she was on the ferry from Seattle to Orcas Island, WA with us.  Her fascination and joy could not be contained, and it was as infectious during this excursion as it was no matter where we gathered.

Mary Beth Schuweiler

May 22, 2020

One of my fondest memories of my Aunt Diana is the time I went with her, Stephen, and my mom to the Texas Stock Show. She had taken Stephen out of school that day and I remember her calling the school office and she made fake sniffling noises and sneezes. She treated my mom and I to a great day that day like she always did. She always took good care of me and for that I will always be grateful. She will forever be missed.

Suzanne (Susie) (Wilson) Small

May 19, 2020

There are not enough words to describe sweet Diana. I will never forget the first time I met her she was with my cousin Jimmy and oh I was so jealous!!But all of that went away!!! I love Diana with my whole heart and soul and what a jewel she will always be to us all!! Sweet as the smell of flowers in the spring, fresh as green grass just cut, wholesome as the wheat that you see flowing in the wind in the fields and free spirit as the white doves flying and oh as she rides that ship across the ocean that she loves may we all feel her spirit at the ocean!! Diana I will always love you and will never forget the love you shared to all of us !! Only one Diana !! Love to jimmy and family !!!we all love you here in South Carolina !

Pam Pierce

May 19, 2020

This is a beautifully written obituary. I am one of the lucky ones, like Diana's siblings, who knew "Deena" as a child, and then again as an adult. In fact, I got to babysit Diana, and Diana baby sat my little sister, Angie. I moved into the Pace family home when I was 16 years old; the Paces parented me when my parents were in Nigeria. Diana was "moved" to a small hallway, giving her space to me. And she made it her own. Incredibly creative, her little room became my favorite place. Diana was a unique free spirit. She was her own person, breaking rules, exploring roles different from her siblings, and different, at times, from her parents expectations. I was in awe of her courage then, and continued to be impressed by the battles she fought as an adult. This rebel spirit returned to what she loved, family, bringing with her a man who all respected and loved. She, like all Paces, was loving, committed to family, and generous beyond the norm. I am grateful I knew and loved "Deena".

Laura Brown

May 19, 2020

My mother and Diana's dad were sister and brother. Diana was one of the sweetest and most selfless people I have ever known, and I am so honored that she was my cousin! Everyone who knew Diana loved her! For decades she suffered serious, sometimes critical, health problems; but I never heard her complain! She had the gift of hospitality. As soon as someone walked into her house, she served them refreshments, even when she didn't feel good. Most important, she loved Jesus Christ with all of her heart; and it showed in her countenance.

Pat Carterette Adams

May 19, 2020

I was not fortunate to know Diana well, having only met her twice. I heard only good things about her. Jimmy is my second cousin and I have deep compassion for him and the rest of her family in their loss. I know she will be missed. RIP Diana

Paul & Brenda Cox Gore

May 19, 2020

Jimmy, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and the family. May God give you peace during this time. Our love is with you all.

DIANE GORE BELL

May 19, 2020

Jimmy, so sorry for your lose. I too lost my husband last year and I know the void you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Brenda Young-Singletary

May 18, 2020

Jimmy and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. It is so hard to lose a spouse, especially when long suffering occurred. I understand as I lost mine when he was only 58. I send prayers for peace and comfort as you cope. You have many Tabor City friends who are thinking of you. May God bless.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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