Diana Marie Brown


November 1, 1937  –  October 15, 2023


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Diana Marie Brown

Diana Marie Brown, of Lynnwood Washington, died at Evergreen Health Hospice of Kirkland Washington on October 15th, holding the hand of her eldest daughter.

She was born the eldest of four siblings in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 1st, 1937, to parents Henry and Tillie Sauve. The family moved in her early years to Eastern Washington. Diana attended Naches High School before studying at the University of Puget Sound where she received a Master of Business Administration. Diana was a skilled writer and one of her writings was chosen for publication in a book named, “From Inside Out:  Writing from Subjective to Objective”.

Diana prided herself on always being a hardworking, dedicated employee who was never late and never missed a day of work. Putting her heart and soul into every job she performed. Diana was a brilliant woman who landed a position at Paccar and Foundry in 1967 as a secretary. Her hard-working, dedicated, and innovative work style earned her several promotions as she rose quickly to the position of Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Corporation of PACCAR. In 1985, Diana moved to Alaska Air Group where she retired in 1995 as the Director of Shareholder Services/Assistant Corporate Secretary. During her work tenure she took part in an educational study, sponsored by Washington Round Table which resulted in a one-million-dollar allocation to state schools for teacher training.

Some of her favorite hobbies were camping and fishing for trout with her husband and two daughters at Bumping Lake in Washington State. Diana enjoyed spending time with her brothers and sisters at family gatherings at her mom’s house where they played cards and laughed together well into the evening. She loved cruising on Princess cruise lines and visiting many different and exotic places. She always wanted to go on a cruise around the world, instead she is going on a tour of the universe.

Diana was a humble and generous soul who always thought of others before herself and every year provided hot meals for the hungry during the holidays. Her favorite charities to support throughout the year were those for our veterans and first responders.

In 1998, Diana was preceded in death by her best friend and love of her life, Robert Burns Brown. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Thatcher and Kelly Bunich; son-in-law, Rand Thatcher; four grandchildren, Garrett Thatcher, Brian Thatcher, Rachelle Bunich and Jacob Brown; five great grandchildren, Beau Schenck, Henry Thatcher, Samson Thatcher, Theo and RoseMae Brown; and siblings, Rita Hellbush, Jim Sauve, sister in-law Debbie Sauve, Carol Milliron and brother-in-law, Richard Milliron.

Diana departed this world for Heaven embraced by the loving arms of Jesus. Memories of her will forever hold a very special place in all our hearts until the day we meet again. She will be deeply missed.

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