A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ


Diane Lorraine HALE

June 10, 1935June 27, 2020

Diane Webb Hale (85) passed away on June 27, 2020 due to COVID-19. Diane was born on June 10, 1935 in St. Johns, AZ, a second-generation native of the state. She eloped with the love of her life, Ferrell A Hale in 1953. They lived in Springerville, AZ until 1969, when they moved to Phoenix. They were happily married for 59 years, enjoying gardening, camping and family activities.

Diane worked for over 20 years at the Phoenix Public Library as circulation supervisor, which meshed well with her life-long passions for learning, reading and collecting. Diane was a multi-faceted woman with many interests. Her love of reading led to a love of collecting books, especially mysteries, archaeology and ancient history. She also amassed a huge collection of paper dolls and other collectibles over the years. She involved family and friends in her antiquing forays, including a birthday antiquing trek to Prescott each year. Diane’s love of history and archaeology lead to travels to England, Mexico, Europe and Egypt. Highlights included the pyramids of Chichen Itza, an extended stay in a historic castle, a camel ride in front of the Great Pyramids and a cruise on the Nile River. She is fondly remembered as an amazingly creative cook, especially for her signature green chili enchiladas. Many happy memories are shared that involved Diane in an apron, mouthwatering aromas, a table overflowing with food and crowded with enthusiastic family and friends.

Diane is preceded in death by her husband Ferrell, her parents Neldon Jesse Webb and Lorraine Overson Smith and her sister Rita Webb Scott. She is survived by her 3 daughters Brandy (Bob) Ensign of Paradise Utah, Shelley (John Oblinger) Myers of Phoenix AZ and Paula (Kelly) Fortier of Phoenix. She is also survived by 3 sisters Jessica Gardom, Melody (Bob Utley) Webb and Candy Webb all of Scottsdale AZ, her half-brother Scott Smith of Glendale AZ. Other survivors include grandchildren Tiffany Clyde, Rob Ensign, Jennifer Franklin and Jessica Wing, as well as great-grandchildren Taylor, Reilly, Danika, Logan, Owen Clyde, Robbie, Sami, and Chloe Wing. A private virtually viewable memorial service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on July 9th at 9 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane’s name will be accepted at Arizona Humane Society and Americare Hospice Foundation.

Please leave memories and tributes on our website at www.ALMoore-Grimshaw.com. Arrangements entrusted to A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary 710 W Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85013


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 9, 2020


Diane Lorraine HALE

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Jill Hendricks

July 9, 2020

Brandy, Shelley, and Paula,
It is so beautiful to celebrate someone’s life. I love the spunk your Mom had and the vast knowledge she gained here in this lifetime. I remember my Dad saying it was always fun to talk to her because she knew so much! She was a strong woman. She and your Dad raised three beautiful and intelligent girls! I love the family bond you have with each other!
I send my love to you all,
Jill Wehrwein Hendricks

Sandy Davis

July 6, 2020

My memories of Diane involve her passions. She was passionately devoted to her family, friends, interests, and opinions. Diane was a force of nature and wonder. I am sorry for the loss of this special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Sandy

Robert Gardom

July 5, 2020

Jessica, Melody, Candy,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Diane. I have so many fond memories of her and Ferrell, Ned and all of you girls from Holbrook and Springerville.
Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Tricia and Greg Miller

July 3, 2020

Thinking of you all and so sorry for the loss of your mother. May your memories comfort you all. Love and hugs to you all.♥️

Virginia Murfin

July 3, 2020

Thinking of you and your family at this time. Comfort and prayers to you.

Virginia Murfin
PPL, Ocotillo Branch

Aimee Darrow

July 3, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Some of my best high school memories involve spending time at your house with your parents. Your mom had a great laugh and made everyone feel welcome. She will be missed.

Lorraine Graf

July 3, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
(Ironwood Branch)


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