ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Diane Colvin 72 years old , born on January 15, 1944 and passed away on April 8, 2016. We will remember her forever.
Posted by David Tremmel on April 8, 2020
Can't believe it's four years! Thinking about you and missing you. Love from your brother.
Posted by David Tremmel on January 15, 2020
Hate to miss another Bday. Love
Posted by David Tremmel on January 15, 2019
How I wish we could be celebrating your 75th together. Love you little Sister!
Posted by David Tremmel on April 8, 2018
Dear Sister, can't believe it's been two years already, Love.
Posted by David Tremmel on January 15, 2018
Thinking of you on your birthday little Sister. I love and miss you.
Posted by Cindy Bellas on January 15, 2018
You've been on my mind a lot these last few days..miss you friend.
Posted by Linda Colvin on April 8, 2017
Miss you Diane
Love
Limda
Posted by David Tremmel on April 8, 2017
I miss you a bunch, sister!
Posted by Linda Colvin on January 16, 2017
Jan 15 2017
Always thinking of dear Diane
Especially today
Linda
Posted by Maggie Miller on April 15, 2016
I will be there to remember Diane.
Posted by George McCullough on April 15, 2016
I will be there to honor Diane and support Harry. A nice lady who left us too soon.
Posted by Marjorie Anderson on April 14, 2016
Mauri Pelto and I will be there for Diane's memorial. Vicki and Harry have chosen a lovely location at Kiana Lodge.
Posted by Cindy Bellas on April 14, 2016
I will be there! I love these photos. Thank you everyone for sharing.
Posted by Daniel Mittleman on April 14, 2016
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend. Terribly sorry! I have so many fond memories of Diane.
Posted by Linda Colvin on April 13, 2016
Yes I will be there
Posted by Alan MacAdams on April 13, 2016
I'll be there!

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Recent Tributes
Posted by David Tremmel on April 8, 2020
Can't believe it's four years! Thinking about you and missing you. Love from your brother.
Posted by David Tremmel on January 15, 2020
Hate to miss another Bday. Love
Posted by David Tremmel on January 15, 2019
How I wish we could be celebrating your 75th together. Love you little Sister!
Recent stories

Volunteer Astro-Rangers

Shared by Kevin Poe on April 15, 2016

Harry and Diane were among the founding volunteer astronomy rangers here at Bryce Canyon National Park -- the flagship national park for public astronomy. On behalf of Bryce Canyon National Park and all of the other national parks who have emulated the tradition of "the astronomy voluteer" we thank them for their high standards for science-education and hospitality and we share in this celebration of Diane's life by adding our fond memories and our sympathy.

On a personal note, I will always be grateful for a small but memorable act of kindness Diane showed me while being invited to present at the Oregon Star Party. I had my 3 young sons, in-tow and they were NOT on their best behavior being road weary from the long drive in from Utah.  Nevertheless, Diane took them under her wing, saw that they got dinner, and entertained them long into the night so that I could give my presentation and meet other astronomers as Harry toured me around the camp.

Being a single parent at the time, that meant the world me. Thank you Diane.   

The Breast Milk Story

Shared by Vicki Colvin on April 13, 2016

(as told by Linda Colvin)
Vicki and Dan were visiting Skip and Diane over Christmas and I decided to go up for the family event (2001). At the time Miranda was about five months old.  Vicki and Dan needed a break, so they went to a movie and left the baby with Diane, Skip and I.  They also left us some breast milk and a contraption to warm it and bottles to put it in.  We were instructed if the baby cried, to give her a bottle.  Well she cried right after they left.  DIane and I carried her into the kitchen to 'make a bottle' - how hard could it be? Well, we couldn't figure out how to get the milk warmed and into the bottle. Neither of us had ever had a baby!  Skip stuck his head in the kitchen for about a second, looked around, and said "I'm outta here - you guys deal with it". We were frantically trying to get the milk in the warm bottle all while trying to calm down this screaming infant.   I don't really remember what happened but I had Miranda and all of a sudden a geyser of breast milk appeared and fell all over Diane.  She was really grossed out and left the room right away leaving me with the baby.  Skip and I just laughed and laughed as we tried to keep Miranda from screaming. Luckily Vicki and Dan came home pretty soon after.  We told them everything went fine.

Diane and Her Cats

Shared by Vicki Colvin on April 13, 2016

Diane initially wanted nothing to do with cats.  She grew up on a farm where cats lived in the barn, caught rodents and were not considered pets.   In 1991 somehow my Dad convinced her to let him bring home twin grey kittens.  She set many, many conditions on this arrangement.  (1) No cats except in the lower level (2) no cats in the bedroom (3) no cats in the kitchen (4) harry has to feed and clean them etc ... As my Dad reports she said "This is your gig, I don't want to take care of them".

The day he brought the kittens home he dutifully made sure there was a barrier to keep them from most of the house.  He recalls Diane initially scowling at the little grey balls of fur, but after about an hour Diane had the barrier down.  "They are so cute" she said happily.  Then Diane went out and bought fifty dollars worth of cat toys and the next day said "Well, maybe we will let them be upstairs a little bit in the evening".  All the other rules became moot within about a day and Diane became  a fierce cat lover.

Ashley and Priscilla loved Diane. They would sleep literally on top of her on the boat, never my dad for example. Harry and Diane both doted on those cats.  They dressed them up in sailor outfits and took them out on the boat; they took hundreds of cat photos and submitted them to cat calendars - and got the pictures published (!)  As the cats grew old and eventually died, Diane mourned their loss deeply.  Diane told my dad "If you go before me, or for some reason we are ever not together, I'll definitely still have cats".