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Diane L. England

1944 ~ 2008

Diane Lewis England, 63, died peacefully Sunday, June 15, 2008 at home due to complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was surrounded by her family who loved her dearly.She was born October 18, 1944 in Salt Lake City, UT, a daughter of Raymond and Ruth Brown Lewis. In Junior High School her family moved to Southern California where she helped with the family catering business. She married R. Willard England on February 4, 1967 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. They resided in Sandy, Utah for 28 years, where they raised their six children before moving to Highland, Utah in 1997.

Throughout her life she was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many church positions including: Primary Chorister, Ward YW Advisors and President, Stake YW President, and Stake Camp Director. She was most currently a member of the Highland 13th Ward.

She attended BYU and graduated with a degree in Child Development and Family Relations, and later earned her teaching certificate. She taught 1st grade ALPS in Jordan School District, loved her students and was a highly respected teacher.

She is survived by her husband, R. Willard England, Highland; six children and eighteen grandchildren. Her children are, Deborah Hillock (Stephen), Lehi; Ronald England (Cindy), Helotes, TX; Edwin England (Shannon), Sandy; Jeffrey England (Cindy), Highland; Paul England (Sarah), Draper; Russell England, US Army. Also, surviving are two brothers and six sisters, Wendell Lewis, SLC; Rose Neeleman, Sandy; Cindy Karrington, SLC; Gayle McNeal, West Jordan; Connie Davis, SLC; Ginger Hawks, Toquerville; Penny Brown, Ephraim; Scott Lewis, Ivins.

Diane, you will be missed in so many ways. You truly will be remembered as a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and wife. You touched many lives with your optimistic love of life. You lifted us all and made us better. Thank you for your Christ-like example.

We love you.

A special thanks to all those who provided countless hours of love and service.

Funeral services for Diane will be held Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Highland 13th LDS Ward Chapel, 5848 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah. Family and friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. and an additional viewing at the church on Thursday morning from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment at Highland City Cemetery.