1943 - 2004
DiAnne, 61, passed away October 20, 2004 at her home in Orem, Utah.
She was born on March 16, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the oldest of five children born to Max Leslie Turner and Nola Maurine Turner. She was married November 4, 1961 to Jay Lynn Shepherd in Salt Lake City, Utah, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. She was the devoted mother of nine children, and the doting grandmother to 32 with one on the way. She graduated with an English degree from BYU in 1993 with honors as a Suma Cum Laude. She was continually seeking knowledge through much reading and schooling. Hers has been a journey of learning. She was a professional seamstress and an avid writer of poems and stories.
She was a faithful member of the LDS Church serving in many capacities. Her greatest loves were that of teaching and singing, with many around her being the recipients of her great talents. Her incredible faith and strength, as she battled cancer, was an inspiration to us all.
Our beautiful mother will be remembered for her great strength, positive attitude, unwavering commitment to the gospel, and her love for her family.
She is survived by her parents, Max Leslie Turner, Maurine Riddle MacNeil, her husband, Jay Shepherd, her siblings, Sheri Caldwell, Lorraine DeWaal, Karen McPhie, and Steven Turner, and her children Greg Shepherd, Cathy (Brad) Babcock, Stephanie Hubbard, Jill (Jerry) Williams, Patti Thompson, Michael (Amber) Shepherd, MaryJane (Sean) Sampson, Ritch (Julie) Shepherd, and Jen Rodabough.
A viewing will be held at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, Utah, from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2004. Funeral Services will be held on October 25, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lakeview Stake Center, 1850 South 400 West, Orem, with a viewing prior to the services from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment will be the Lindon City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.