Diane Maureen Tatterson

May 10, 1949 – Aug 12, 2004



Visitation Saturday, August 14 from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM, Sunday, August 15 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Monday, August 16 from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Bonney-Watson, Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac. Service Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 4:00 PM at Center for Spiritual Living. For directions please visit http://www.cslseattle.org/church.asp#Directions

Memorials suggested to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.


Franci Pease
Seattle, WA
Aug 20, 2004

I too knew Diane through her sister Betty. She was a delightful person to be around, I spent many hours volksmarching with the two of them. We often would miss our turns because we were having too good of a time chatting and laughing our way through the walks. My memories of Diane are of her courage, laughter, and her generous, loving, giving heart. She is missed!

Melissa O'Mara
Maple Valley, WA
Aug 20, 2004

I was fortunate to meet Diane at one of the scrapbook retreats also. I will always remember her sense of humor and warm smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to those she loved.

Cindy Patterson
Maple Valley, WA
Aug 23, 2004

I had the pleasure of knowing Diane the whole time she worked at Excell. I enjoyed her sense of humor and her love of life. She was such a positive upbeat person through out her battle with cancer. I saw her at the rest home the Saturday before she pasted away. She was ready to be released from the pain and the battle. I will miss her.

Terri & Brian Nussbaum
Covington, WA
Aug 17, 2004

Lord, help us to glimpse the rainbow through the tears, to see your light shining in the darkest night and to behold your love. Help us to hear Dianes laughter and feel the warmth of her smile as she sits with you in your glory.

I miss Diane so much, her postive attitude, her encouragement to all that she meet in all of our quilt classes and other ventures. Diane was always willing to take time to help with what ever was asked. Computer work, name tags for campout and doing some editing on my book at the very last minute. Diane was a trooper and game for pretty much any thing. Diane will be surely missed, we were blessed to have her in our lives.

Ken Shefveland
redmond, WA
Aug 17, 2004

As a member of the Excell Data family, Diane spent her first years working at TSG as a computer technician. I will always remember a hard working and cheerful colleague whose positive attitude and strong work ethic were an example to everyone during her 2 years "as a road warrior."

When Diane’s illness was first diagnosed she worked hard to keep the impact of that wretched disease from affecting her work. We were all very proud of her and humbled by her courage as she dealt with difficult show schedules while battling the effects of chemotherapy. Later when she transferred to HQ and worked as the receptionist there and her illness once again began to take its toll she dealt with it in a courageous and positive way.

Outside of the TSG/Excell family, Diane was a caring mother and an avid outdoors person. Diane’s genuine love of life was an inspiration to all. Whether dealing with a severely broken arm pinned together for months she had taken a near fatal fall while climbing in the Cascades, to running a "ShoGuard" over her foot, to finally dealing with her cancer, Diane never lost her good humor. Indeed, she once remarked to me that her cancer was just another accident on the road of life, equating it to her broken arm and bruised toe.

I will miss her.

Bill and Gail Brondz
Port Orchard, WA
Aug 17, 2004

God has taken Diane into his arms. We had alot of fun when we were together. Betty and Diane weren't just sisters but best friends and she will be missed by all.

Lidia McCall
Seattle, WA
Aug 17, 2004

Diane was a wonderful person who was always full of stories to share about her son; whom she was very proud of. Her positive attitude throughout her struggle was amazing and she will be missed at Excell. My condolences to her entire family.

Jeanne-K Hughes
Renton, WA
Aug 18, 2004

Diane will always be remembered for her quick laugh and understanding heart. We will all miss her. My thoughts and prayers go out the the family.

Connie Wahlin
Redmond, WA
Aug 18, 2004

Although I didn't know Diane very well, she certainly had a positive attitude about her diagnosis. She was great fun to be around and a true inspiration to the Bosom Buddies Support group. She will be missed. My prayers are with her family during this time.

May Collier
lacey, WA
Aug 18, 2004

I will always remember Diane as a person with the biggest laugh I've ever seen, and the ability to interact with a variety of people - bringing a smile to their faces. She is a great light, and will be missed. My home was always brighter in her presence.

My love to all of her friends and family.

Leslie Chun-Hajarizadeh
Aloha, OR
Aug 13, 2004

I will always remember Diane for her positive attitude and quick smile. Saeed and I will miss her.

Carol Pinnon
Tacoma, WA
Aug 14, 2004

My life was better from just having met Diane. She was always positive and smiling. I new Diane at work, The Boeing Comp., and she just made each day better with her happy and friendly way. Thanks Diane -

Terri Benson
Shoreline, WA
Aug 15, 2004

I loved Diane! She always had a bright smile and a cheery attitude. I worked in her oncology office and we always hugged as she came in and when she left. She was a very special person who will be missed by so many. I wish her family peace.

Christie Brezina
Seattle, WA
Aug 16, 2004

I was able to meet Diane through her sister Betty and Niece Pam. I scrapbook with a group of Women who include Betty and Pam. Diane would join us for our annual scrapbook retreat ... she would quilt her passion. She alway took the time to ask about what we were doing. Her quick witted humor and sincerity will be greatly missed but not forgotten! This years retreat will be in memory of Diane.

Kari Finseth
Kent, WA
Aug 16, 2004

I feel so fortunate to have meet and spent time with Diane. She was always such a hoot at our scrapbook events! I will miss her dearly.

Seattle, WA
Aug 16, 2004

Diane had such a loving spirit to share, I am forever touched and grateful for the brief time I spent with her. What an amazing woman who can bring love and joy with just her smile and laugh. My thoughts are with her and all that were close to her.

Pamela Taylor
Seattle, WA
Aug 16, 2004

I am so glad that Aunt Diane was a part of my life. She was one of the most positive uplifting people I have ever known, and I could not have asked for a better aunt. I will miss her very much.

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