Diane D Henry
August 29, 1935 – February 16, 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.
- Colorado Symphony
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Diane D Henry
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March 2, 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.
March 2, 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.
February 28, 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