Diane Williams, 66 of Cedaredge, passed away in her home on Sunday, Dec. 2. She was born to the late Ernie and Nancy Davis on Oct. 17, 1952.

Diane grew up in Delta until her high school years when she moved to Gunnison. Here she met the love of her life, Tom. Although life would take them in different directions, they would be fortunate enough to spend the last 10 years of her life together after they reconnected.

Diane worked in the communities that she lived, filling those roles and duties with a servant’s heart. She helped at the Gunnison jail when her young family lived on the property and she was also a manager at Willow Tree Care facility.

Diane enjoyed spending time in the mountains where she loved to fish and hang out at the cabin. She also appreciated her hot tubs, casinos and gambling where she was a pretty consistent winner. Filled with compassion and interest in others, Diane made friends easily and maintained contact with many. Sleepovers with all of her grandchildren and “Papa Tom,” shopping trips with her daughter and granddaughter to add to her remarkable Starbucks mug collection, and a home that was big enough to hold them all “comfortably” for the holidays were the things that brought her the most joy. She was the best friend and guardian angel to her children and the joy to her soul mate.

Diane is survived by her husband, Tom, her three children Christopher (Paula), Kristine (Lance) and Jason (Connie); her grandchildren Tiffany, Libby, Jordyn, Colton, Riley, Mackenzie, Abi, Jamy, Kynlee and Kaycee; and her greatgrandchildren Christopher, Michael and Russell. Her sister, Dottie Williams, also survives her. Her parents, Ernie and Nancy Davis, preceded her in death.

This family, and her role as wife, mother and grandmother, was the most important thing to Diane. She was the rock of her family and the glue that held them all together. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Being with them was what she enjoyed most of all. For the entirety of her life, her love and caring for her family remained her focus and, in so many ways, she was able to show that love. The way she touched lives will remain, and it is asked to keep those memories alive by sharing them with the family and with one another. Together we will acknowledge and share both our joy in the gift that her life was to us, and the pain that her passing brings. In sharing the joy and the pain together, may we lessen the pain and remember more clearly the joy.

Diane’s celebration of life took place on Saturday, Dec. 8. Services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Delta.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.