Diane Boge Luke
Sep 2, 1930 – May 19, 2015
DIANE B. LUKE
Diane B. Luke died peacefully on May 19 in Seattle with family by her side. Born September 2, 1930 in Kaslo, BC, Canada.
Diane Chow grew up among many siblings while living in Vancouver, BC. Diane married Russell Luke in 1957, and moved to Seattle. The couple lived on Beacon Hill, and moved when Diane & Russell built a large home for their growing family. The family cherished vacations such as road trips all packed in a single car, fishing, razor clamming, and visiting many relatives in Canada. Diane loved to garden and care for her large yard.
Widowed suddenly in 1974, Diane raised 5 children on her own, with perseverance and love. When her children became adults, Diane was able to travel the country and world with family and friends on cruises and tours. She was proud to see her children go to college, marry, and give her 7 grandchildren to indulge. Our family was blessed because she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Diane is survived by sons Barry (Teresa) of Unionville, CT and Stan (Young-Jae Kim) of Stow, MA; daughters Linda (John Kook) and Donna (Keith Peterson), both of Seattle, and 7 grandchildren: Isaac and Christie Luke; Robert, Elaina, and Russell Kook; Katy and Lauren Peterson. She is survived by siblings Tommy, May, Doug and Henry; sisters-in-laws Anne and Mabel; and many nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Russell (1974); her son, Roger (1987); and her siblings, Helen, Dick, Irene and Mona.
We appreciate the friendships and care Diane received from Merrill Gardens-Northgate Plaza for the last 6 months.
Special thanks to Providence Hospice for providing compassionate care.
The family will be holding a private family memorial at Bonney-Watson in Seattle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either WingLukeAsianMuseum or Chinese Baptist Church of Seattle, WA or to a charity of your choice.
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