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Diana JoAnne Horsley-Nelson
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 21, 1939
  • Date of passing: Apr 28, 2013
Let the memory of Diana be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved mother, Diana Horsley-Nelson, 73, born on December 21, 1939 and passed away on April 28, 2013.

Diane was a kind and generous person.  She always thought of others and loved her family beyond measure.  She had the capacity to be spunky, feisty and funny all at the same time.

She was an extremely gifted artist and had a flair for design. The Christmas Caroller's that she made adorn many homes during the holidays.  People have continued to special order them even though she no longer made them to sell in art shows. 

Diana enjoyed art, scrapbooking, genealogy, email jokes, card games, soudoku and crossword puzzles.  She was very competitive, so you had to be on your toes if you ever played a game with her.  She loved to spend time with her family and friends. 

She never met a catalog that she didn't like, and she was notorius for collecting magazines from every waiting room she visited.  She couldn't pass up a good piece of chocolate and loved sweets.  Her newest find was caramel gelato. Her favorite color was blue and she loved flowers and poems. 

Diane was an entrepreneur.  She wrote her own cookbook called "Diana's Fifity-Two Favorites" and sold it to companies with their logo on it.  She had a cleaning service and a chocolate fountain company called Chocolate Perfection.

She was dynamic and her laughter was infectious. Diane was always there to offer advice, love and a safe place to talk.

We will miss her dearly yet know that her spirit will watch over each of us giving us strength and comfort always.  We will remember her forever.

Please feel free to add photos and memories of our Mother.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Heather Frazier on 21st December 2017

"Happy birthday to you, my beautiful Nana! I love and misss you everyday but know that you are always near (plus I am your favorite so I know you can't go far from me). In celebration of you, today I am going to treat myself to one of those giant frapachinos we used to get when I visited you in TX.  And it will be the real deal-no skinnying it up today haha! Starbucks here we come.

I miss you so very much Nana! Happy, happy birthday!"

This tribute was added by Heather Frazier on 22nd December 2016

"Hi Nana! Happy birthday (I wanted to write yesterday on your birthday but it was tough for me to get through the message I wanted to l write without kids interrupting)  I miss and love you so much.  I miss our daily talks and our conversations. You made me laugh every day. Now you get to hear me ramble on about the kids driving me crazy and about  that bitch that stole my parking spot haha. You are still here for me everyday. When my sweet little Emma looks up at the ceiling and says hi, I know she is talking to you. I love you Nana!"

This tribute was added by Rhonda James on 21st December 2016

"I think of you every day Mom.  I didn't know that a person could continue to miss someone so much. I miss our talks, your infectious laugh, the way that only a mother can love...and so much more that words cannot express.
Love you"

This tribute was added by Jennifer O'Toole on 21st December 2016

"I miss you so much!  I have so many wonderful mememories of thegood times we had.  Til we meet again and make many more."

This tribute was added by Chris Frazier on 28th April 2016

"It's been 3 years..the love and wonderful memories will live forever.  When I think of you I smile - remembering your infectious laugh,your  love for family, sunday cofee and crosswords, strawberries, green apples, unbelievable amount of crafts (had to keep us kids outta trouble and creatively thinking), tons of games (competative runs in our blood), down right stubborness (also runs in ou blood) and those early years when you would tickle my back and I would be fast asleep. I love and miss u and feel your strength with me everyday.
what a wonderful treat to have had u in my life!"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Schutzky on 29th April 2014

"There are so many wonderful memories that I have of Diane.  So many things that she made for me that grace my house and say hello to me from her at every turn.  All the wonderful birthdays that she, Kathy and I shared - these are memories that do not fade.  And as I enjoy them, I know that she is enjoying them too.  The connections are so deep.There is just love for her and all the people in common that we love."

This tribute was added by Rhonda James on 29th April 2014

"I miss you Mom.  Thank you for being there for me, both in life and in death.  I feel you around me all of the time.  I wrote a story about us on this site. It is in the "Her Life" section instead of the "Story" section, but at least it is in there. I must have clicked the wrong category before I put my glasses on.
You would think that a year would heal part of the pain, but it is still there. I think of you every day. I love you Mom."

This tribute was added by kathy ridges on 28th April 2014

"I still cannot grasp that you are not a phone call or email away.  I miss you terribly but I know you are with me in spirit.  i love and miss you so."

This tribute was added by JILL ROLFE on 10th May 2013

"I am so happy for the time I got to meet her and spend time with her. she was so much fun and the chocolate fountain at Jacque and Michael's wedding was so good.  She was so funny and kicked all of our butts in Boggle.  It was truly a wonderful weekend. wish we could have spent more time together. To all of your wonderful family who adopted me as one of you, I am so sorry for your loss. xo"

This tribute was added by Heather Frazier on 9th May 2013

"Nana, We love and miss you more than words can describe.  You were a beautiful person and inspire me every day to be a better person. You were the most amazing grandmother and I couldn't have been blessed more to have you in my life.  We all will cherish the memory of you and will continue to feel your presence around us every day.  I love you. Thank you for being you."

This tribute was added by Rhonda James on 8th May 2013

"Mom, I miss you more than ever.  I cherish every moment we spent together whether it was in person or on the phone.  Thank you for giving me life, teaching me how to be a good person and showing me how to truly love.  I got my sense of humor from you and can say that most of the important things in life, I learned from you. I love you more than words can say."

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