Helen Diane Ehnat

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Diane Ehnat

(Helen) Diane Ehnat was born in Burt, Washington on May 10, 1928 and passed away peacefully on October 5,  2017 after a long illness from stroke induced dementia in Shoreline, Washington. Called by Helen in her immediate family, she was known as Diane to her husband and the world. The daughter of Douglas and Florence Pravitz, she is survived by her three children Robert, Valerie, and Felicia, son in law Kevin, her three grandchildren Nicole, Courtney and Sophia and siblings Leon and De’Ette.

Diane graduated from Langley High School in 1945.  While a student, she met her husband Bob, a young navy seaman, at a USO dance and found the love of her life. They were married in 1947 and had a marriage that spanned 67 years. A loving wife and mother she also had a successful 20 year career with Pacific NW Bell where she rose from the position of telephone operator to Data Systems Staff Manager. Retiring in 1983, she spent her years traveling the world with her husband and doting on her children and grandchildren.

A loving mother, grandmother, friend, traveler, and seamstress, she delighted socializing with her friends and family, always interested in their adventures and ready to regale who ever she met with stories about the people she loved.

We shall miss her.

She will be interned with her Bob on October 30th at the Tahoma National Cemetery.

A memorial reception will follow at Druid’s Taphouse & Restaurant starting at 3PM. Druid’s is located in Covington, WA, off of Highway 18 and just west of Lake Sawyer near Maple Valley.

The family asks that instead of flowers a donation be made in Diane’s memory to Evergreen Hospice Care,  Smiles International, or  Operation Smile.

5 Responses to “Helen Diane Ehnat”

  • Kevin Persson says:

    I am blessed to be a part of this family. If a man was able to pick his inlaws. I could not have asked for any better. Their guidance , support and knowlage are the reason Felicia and I have the relationship we now have. For that and countless other things I thank them.
    And I know i always was their favorite son-in-law. Love you both.
    Kevin

  • Felicia Persson says:

    My words are many, unorganized, and at a very important time have abandoned me so I have borrowed these from the song:
    A Mother’s Love
    “…You gave me the roots to start this life
    And then you gave me the wings to fly
    And I learned to dream
    Because you believed in me
    There’s no power like it on this earth
    No treasure equal to its worth
    The gift of a mother’s love
    I thank God for a mother’s love”

    Thanks mom, your love lives on in each of us. Te amo y extraño mucho!
    Love
    Felicia

  • Patty DeVore says:

    Diane and I worked together for many years at Pacific Northwest Bell, later called Qwest and now CenturyLink. She was one of the nicest friends I’ve ever had, humorous, loving, and caring. Bob was always very gracious when I visited with them in their home. They were a great couple together. Diane and I lost touch when she and Bob moved to another state but we never forgot each other. May she rest in peace.

  • Linda & Charlie Schantz says:

    Charlie and I have lots of fun memories sitting around a fire, in front yard shade and in their motor “home” having a fun discussion, a drink and enjoying Bob and Diane’s company. In recent years, I have missed getting her email jokes and status updates of where they were!! We will never forget her help and kindness when we lost our daughter.
    Diane, a life well lived! We hope your on the road again!!

  • Paul and Sandy Ehnat says:

    Aunt Diane was a wonderful and kind person. We will miss her. We will also remember and cherish those special times and family gatherings that we enjoyed being with her so much.

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