Diana Sherwood Rauen

Sept. 25, 1963-Nov. 6, 2018

 

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Diana Rauen

Diana Sherwood Rauen, left us after a courageous fight with cancer. She passed peacefully with her loving daughter, Linnea, at her side.

Diana was a caring person who developed strong bonds with all those she met. She went out of her way to make others feel comfortable and valued. Her smile and laugh will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Diana’s love of travel and making new friends began while living in Japan as a child. Many lifetime friends were made during her time at Marymount International in Rome, Italy. While there, she would travel to spend summers and holidays with her family in Saudi Arabia. Diana excelled academically and continued to do so at Seattle University where she was president of the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. She later returned to Seattle U to complete the Executive Leadership Program. In addition to her success in academics, she was an accomplished pianist.

Diana’s first priority was to be a loving mother and worked to ensure that Linnea had every opportunity to pursue her dreams.

Diana had decades of service at Costco where she developed a strong work family in the United States and Japan.

Diana comes from a loving family and was preceded in death by her mother, Yuriko. She is survived by her daughter, Linnea; sister, Deborah; father, Stanley (Virginia); and a large extended family.

Services will be held at St. Louise Catholic Church on Nov. 15th at 11:00 AM. A reception is immediately following.

So many lives are better because of Diana’s kindness, grace, courage, and laughter. Remembrances can be made in Diana’s name to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Thoracic Head and Neck Oncology Research Program.

 

13 Responses to “Diana Sherwood Rauen”

  • Ellen (Harris) Mann says:

    Linnea, Stanley, Deborah and the rest of Diana’s family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Diana at Marymount where we quickly became part of a very large family. She was a bright light in the community there, with her quick smile and kind spirit. I can honestly say that during two years of living in the dorm in the room next to her, I never once heard her say anything negative about another person. And that is saying something in a community of 80 15 and 16 year old girls. Diana was beautiful, smart and sweet, and I can say I was blessed to have reconnected with her as an adult. I hope knowing how many lives she positively touched will help you move forward during a very difficult time.

  • Cynthia McCain says:

    It is with heavy heart I write about Diana. She had a beautiful and big heart. I remember her listening to me during a very difficult time in my life always giving me encouragemenr❤️ Anyone that was lucky enough to have crossed paths with this lovely lady should feel blessed. She was a bright shining star and will always be a person that I have been happy to know. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend

  • Debbie Ells says:

    Such sad news. My sincerest condolences to Diana’s family & friends. I wish you strength in this difficult time.

  • Joe and Pat Basse says:

    Diana worked for Joe for many years. She was an amazing professional and had a sterling career. She was lntelligent, kind and fun to be with. We both loved her. We send our deepest sympathy to Linnea and her family. Such a sad loss…

  • Yuzo Yamazaki says:

    Diana was a wonderful human being. I would not be where I am without her years of guidance and support. She brought smiles to those around her and pushed us to be the best versions of ourselves. I will continue to emulate her spirit every day so I may one day sinpire another.

    Thank you Diana for being you.

  • Masahiko Chonan says:

    Diana san
    Thank you for your strong support with full of passion.
    Your spirits with us.

    Masahiko Chonan

  • Mary Comstock says:

    We are so sad to hear about Diana’s passing away. Lianna, we loved your mom and your grandma and we are so sorry that you lost both so soon.

    We are praying for you and will add Diana to our prayers.

    With love to you Lianna,

    Mary, Mark Sarah and Stephanie

  • Dan Vander Wal says:

    I am shocked and saddened by the news of Diana’s passing. We used to work together and became good friends during that time many years ago. She was a wonderful, fun loving and determined lady. A tough negotiator too!

    I will miss her and pray for comfort for the family.

    Too soon to lose someone so special.

    Dan Vander Wal

  • Marisa LaRue says:

    What a beautiful tribute to an extraordinary life of this lovely woman. My heart is with you all. I am so sorry I must decline attending the funeral because of work and my extreme pain right now, but I will be there in spirit.
    God Bless You.
    Marisa

  • Sandy Rauen says:

    Dearest Linnea, Diana was the sweetest, kindest, person in the world and we will all miss her greatly. She leaves a wonderful legacy in her diligence and work ethic, and in you, her beautiful daughter. She fought this battle with grace and dignity. She is free of pain, looking over you and will always be with you. My heart breaks with yours, during this time of grief.❤️

  • Jeannine Huth Renfro says:

    Linnea, I attended Marymount with Diana and Debbie in Rome. They were then and are now beacons in my life, even though we are disconnected. I met you briefly in the early ’90s when you were very young. I was an attendant at Debbie’s wedding. Even at such an early age, you made an impression on me. Your mother gave me sage advice when I was 15, I am still grateful for that today. I know she was a great mother, just as her mother was to Diana and Debbie. I am very sorry for your loss. Debbie, I am still in Goodlettsville, please reach out to me.

  • Jeannine Huth Renfro says:

    Linnea, I attended Marymount with Diana and Debbie in Rome. They were then and are now beacons in my life, even though we are disconnected. I met you briefly in the early ’90s when you were very young. I was an attendant at Debbie’s wedding. Even at such an early age, you made an impression on me. Your mother gave me sage advice when I was 15, that I am still grateful for today. I know she was a great mother, just as her mother was to Diana and Debbie. I am very sorry for your loss. Debbie, I am still in Goodlettsville, please reach out to me.

  • Stacy Thrailkill says:

    Diana was a bright light in a world that now feels much darker. I will miss her kindness, passion, infectious laugh and her fun-loving, mischievous spirit. I cannot imagine the heartbreak and loss that her loved ones are feeling – my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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