Diane was born March 9th, 1938 in Libby Montana to Clarence Woodrow and Anna Francis Owens. Diane was the first of three children and they moved several time throughout Montana and Oregon. Graduating from Willamette High School, she continued on to nursing school with Sacred Heart Hospital Academy where she earned her RNPA certification. She was one of the first 30 RN-PA’s in Oregon.
Diane worked with many doctors and surgery specialties, but over the years she most enjoyed “Open Heart” and “Thoracic” surgery. After retiring from the medical industry and surgery, she provided training, CPR instruction and clinic assistance.
Diane married Charles Rodney Huey in 1959. They had two sons. She was known for being a caring and selfless mother and wife. She is survived by Charles K Huey and spouse, Brian W Huey and spouse, three grand children and one great grandson on the way.
She enjoyed the outdoors, volleyball, piano, singing, water skiing, dog training, horseback riding, trail competition, rose cultivation and showing, gardening and most of all family.
One of Diane’s favorite memories was serving as choir director of Alvadore Christian Church. She led the uplifting voices of the church, played the piano, introduced drums and guitars, trumpets and spice into the musical offerings. She gathered many dear friends over her time serving the church. Many of her friends are still here and they visited faithfully as their busy life’s would allow.
Diane traveled with her husband and most enjoyed Mexico, cruising and just getting in the car and ‘Going Someplace!” Diane was widowed in 2017 and began traveling with here son’s to many wonderful locations. She said she was a gypsy and carried on as one until she was unable.
Diane was surrounded by her family and friends and enjoyed her last years loved and cared for.
Mom was a wonderful, loving and giving person. Anyone who knew her or met her in passing quickly understood she was a pure and honest. She gave herself without any question to anyone who was in need. Diane will be missed and her passing will leave a void for all who knew her.
The family will be having a private celebration of life for her family and friends.