Passed March 21, 2012
at Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee.
Born October 8, 1953 in Chelan, Washington to Lee Merchant and Bessie Marie “Todd” Merchant.
Three sisters: Marjorie Smith, Rose Davis and Linda Curran.
Two sons: Zachary, (Stephanie [Smith] Borst and James, (Luz [Barela]) Borst.
Two grandchildren from Zach and Stephanie: Michale James Lee and Danielle Bess-Marie Borst.
Dian began working before eighteen at E & F Recreation, “Einers” and continued at Dry Falls Cafe in Coulee City.
Later she worked at Galfanos’ and Bills’ Chinese in Ephrata.
At McKay Memorial Dian earned her CNA and later became an in home provider for Beneficial Home Care.
As a baker she excelled at cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies and enjoyed helping Carmon Cunningham in Catering.
Most of all Dian loved to be of service and a help to others, and enjoyed making people happy.
Her smile was one of a kind and had a way of changing your day and making you just feel good when you saw her smiling at you.
The family appreciates the many friends who visited and encouraged her while she was ill. Jim Weed will officiate at the Kingdom Hall, 960 2nd Ave.
SE, Ephrata, Washington on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM.
Reception will be held at the Alberti Lodge, 145 Hwy 28 West in Lakeview.
Please express your thoughts and memories at www.nicolesfuneralhome.com.
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