She passed away after a long battle with diabetes.
Born in Spokane she graduated from Lewis and Clark High School class of 1962.
She acquired her lifetime skills as an accountant from Skagit Valley Community College and City University.
Diana will be remembered for her spontaneity, fun loving nature and generosity.
Her favorite story was Peter Pan and she vowed to “Never Grow Up.”
Di enjoyed sailing, skiing, riding the carousel and having her Golden Retriever Ginger snuggle beside her.
She will also be remembered for her accounting competence.
Working for small businesses her employers included the Spokesman Review, Harbor Airlines, Upchurch Scientific, High Ridge Landscaping and Common Ground Housing Consultants.
Her passion was working with young start-up businesses and she had her own consulting service.
Diana had a long walk as a Christian and met her husband Jim at the First Baptist Church of Oak Harbor.
Her early years were spent in her birthplace Spokane Washington.
She then moved to Oak Harbor Washington.
The last twenty three years were spent in Kent Washington.
She is preceded by her father Leslie John Wade and mother Maxine Livensparger of Spokane WA.
Diana is survived by her husband of 24 years James Wellman and mother in-law Lucille Wellman of Kent WA, her cousin Mickey McReynolds of Spokane WA, her children Vicki and Dennis Bruce of California, stepchildren Vicki Marquis and Matthew Wellman and her grandchildren Abigail and Tricna Cox of Roy WA.
Diana will be cremated according to her wishes.
All are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday the 9th of November, 2:00 PM at the Wallin Funeral home in Oak Harbor Washington.
A reception will follow.
Monetary gifts may be made to the Salvation Army.
Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences utilizing the Book of Memories hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at www.wallinfuneralhome.com.
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