A dear longtime friend and family member, Diana B. Dale, passed away Nov. 13, 2019 at the age of 72, while residing at Seaview Rehabilitation in Eureka. She had been a long time guest there, as she became a resident in May of 2012. She had endured living with Parkinson’s disease for many years, but actually lost her precious life from a short-term battle with cancer.

You may recognize her, as she had lived in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties most of her life. Due to her friendly disposition and hospitable nature, she came to know many people. She may have served you a delicious meal at one of our local restaurants, where she worked as a chef, or you may of enjoyed a catered event, especially at a wedding – she would organize the whole thing, even decorating beautiful wedding cakes. Many had the special privilege of enjoying many delicious meals at Diana’s home, which usually included fresh-baked rolls, hot out of the oven. If you happened to stop by in the morning, you may have enjoyed sitting down to yummy hot cinnamon rolls with coffee … they were the best!

The way I became acquainted with Diana, 38 years ago, was when my husband and I moved to the area and began attending the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Redway. At that time, Diana was a single mother raising five children: Jessica, Matthew (Matt), Donna, Clifford (Doug), and Michael (Mike). We were privileged to come to know Diana and her family. Diana developed many close relationships with her spiritual family amongst Jehovahs people … I’d list them but there’s a lot and you know who you are!

She came to be acquainted with her brothers later in life, but spoke fondly of them, they were Robert Kritcher and Everett Hobbs. Diana was blessed with one sister, a twin, Diane A. Gullick. They were very close, especially as twins, but they also served had a special bond that comes from serving Jehovah together. Diane demonstrated her immense love for her sister, Diana, by sticking at her side, just like the Bible’s example of the strong love between Johnathan & David, which was Diana’s favorite Bible account. Perhaps Diana came to your door to encourage you with a similar thought and the Bible’s comforting message?

Diana’s family included grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom she’d wish endless life and happiness!

What she’d like for me to say for her now is: “See me again in paradise, we’ll have a grand picnic!”

There will be a memorial at the Redway Kingdom hall, located at 128 Briceland Thorne Rd. in Redway on Saturday Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. in the afternoon.

Diana would love for all who knew her to come, or even if you didn’t, but would like to hear some encouraging words, please come!


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