ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Diania Kay Baker/Briggs who was born on October 26, 1959 and passed away on November 26, 2010 from pancreatic cancer. We will remember her forever.

She was born in Iowa city, grew up in Tipton, lived in Marion for many years and moved to Colorado in 2007, when she met David.

She was a nurse and a great one, she loved her work at Rowan in Colorado and all the friends she has there.

She married David Jack Briggs on February 22nd 2010. He passed away from Throat cancer in September 2010.

She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June, moved home to Tipton Iowa on November 16th and passed away on November 26th at 4:55pm with her family around her. We wanted longer with her but are happy that she is at peace and in no more pain. I remember a conversation we had on moms porch, She was scared to die, but was so much more worried about us, about making sure that we would be okay when she left, that we where ready. She always cared so much more for us then herself. That was Diania.

She is survived by her brother Gregory Baker and sister Mary Baker & daughter Mileena Baker and Melissa Smith (Scott Smith). Her mother Carol Baker (Dahl) , her daughter Brandi Reynolds (Brad Reynolds), Grandson Andrew Earl. Her Neices Trisha Baker and Mea Garcia (Jonathan), nephew Earl Baker. Great neice Sophia Garcia and Great Nephew Julian Garcia.

Posted by Kelly Daufeldt on October 26, 2018
I still think of you my friend. I think about the talks, adventures and all the laughter we shared. You will never be forgotten. Happy Heavenly Birthday.
Posted by Sandhia McLeod on October 26, 2017
Love is how you stay alive,
   even after you are gone... (Quote by unknown).
Posted by Mary Baker on October 26, 2016
In remembrance of her birthday.
Posted by Mary Baker on October 26, 2015
Irreplaceable
Posted by Fred West on October 26, 2015
still loved
Posted by Fred West on November 27, 2014
still miss my dearest friend. the smile that could bring you to your knees in laughter, and words that just said what they meant to say and no hidden agendas Didi you are so sorely missed Sleep well and see you at the rapture
Posted by Mary Baker on November 26, 2014
Still loving and missing her just as much as I did on this day about 5 pm ,4 years ago. My memories of this awful day have not dimmed in the least.
Posted by Mary Baker on October 26, 2014
I wish the internet were a portal to lost loved ones. I wish Diania was here to wish her a happy 55th birthday. Death is such a cheater.
Posted by Kelly Daufeldt on October 26, 2014
Diane and I had so many good times. She was a great friend and a great human being. Happy Birthday to you in heaven.
Posted by Fred West on November 26, 2013
still missed still remembering why do the best one alwys go fisrt
Posted by Mary Baker on November 26, 2013
Once again, this day comes around. Just as sad as the year before.
Posted by Sandhia McLeod on November 14, 2013
I am very sad for your loss. I lost my Mom 67 days ago on Sept. 8th and miss her so much. Something you wrote in your introduction about you wanting her to live longer but that are glad that she is at peace; and about the conversation you had on your porch - sounds like I am reliving the last few days with my Mom! I don't know if it will ever get easier but I just wanted to share this.
Posted by Janie Cox on March 19, 2013
I just wanted to say your memorial is touching. I pray God will continue to strengthen you. I hope, you can also take comfort in Revelation 21:4: "[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more…the former things have passed away.""
Posted by Fred West on November 26, 2012
Still miss Didi and i still cannot take her yahoo account out thinking i will see her very smily face appear one day she is so dearly missed still rest well dear
Posted by Mary Baker on October 26, 2012
I guess this day will be sad every year until I'm gone and then I won't have to miss her anymore.
Posted by Fred West on October 26, 2011
still an ache within the heart
still a day does not pass
when you are in my thoughts
so much missed
your smile and your laughter
alwys got me to smile as well
I loved you so much my friend
Posted by Mary Baker on October 26, 2011
Diania would be 52 today. I would have sent her a present by fedex and she would call me. Seems unfair that she doesn't get anymore birthdays.
Love you forever Diania.
Posted by Fred West on December 1, 2010
She was by far the greatest frienbd I ever had and will be sorely missed. She was just a great person to know once she came out of her little shell she was such a bubbly lovable person.

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Posted by Kelly Daufeldt on October 26, 2018
I still think of you my friend. I think about the talks, adventures and all the laughter we shared. You will never be forgotten. Happy Heavenly Birthday.
Posted by Sandhia McLeod on October 26, 2017
Love is how you stay alive,
   even after you are gone... (Quote by unknown).
Posted by Mary Baker on October 26, 2016
In remembrance of her birthday.
Recent stories

Oreos

Shared by Mary Baker on November 30, 2010

Diania always had muchness.  She did nothing halfway, even when it came to Oreos.  She would lick the insides out, carefully place the empty, spit-filled halves back together, and return the cookies to the package.  I believe this began before she even turned 5.  I know it is my earliest memory of the Oreo cookie.  Diania just went for the most muchness out of everything.  How can anyone who was so there be gone?  She didn't bother with the burger, she drank the ketchup right from the bottle.  And who needed the toast when there was butter that had so much more flavor?  And who would want a plain old chocolate cake when they could have a green one with blue frosting? 

She made several trips to England.  Met and married David after long trips to Colorado.  A conversation with Diania was never boring.  "Are we gonna have fun now?" summed up her life.  I miss Diania more than I ever dreamed possible.

 

Mary

The Broken Chain

Shared by Melissa Smith on November 29, 2010

THE BROKEN CHAIN

We little knew the day that

God was going to call your name,

In life we loved you dearly,

in death we do the same.

 

It broke our hearts to lose you,

but in God we put our trust,

In times as difficult as this,

faith is such a must.

 

You left us peaceful memories,

your love is still our guide,

And though we cannot see you,

you are always at our side.

 

Our family chain is broken,

and nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one,

the chain will link again.

--Ron Tranmer