Diane Marie (Dickson) Service
April 11th, 1949 – December 12, 2021
Diane Service passed away peacefully at home with her husband and children by her side after a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
Diane was born to parents Dee and Jeanne in Ogden, Utah, where she was raised with her three sisters, Judy (Don) Birchett, Debbie (Craig) Cosper and Janean (Mark) Blackburn. Her family later grew, after her father married Grandma Kathy Dickson, and her mother met and married Grandpa Ben Cogdill, blessing her with more siblings. Tammy, Doug, Brent, Carol Jean, and Marilyn Cogdill. She loved being a sister, an aunt, and a daughter.
Diane grew up in Ogden, Utah and found a love for dance and cheerleading. She was a straight A student all through high school and loved to play the piano. Music and writing were an important part of her life.
After earning her associate’s degree in Nursing at Weber State College, Diane served as a nurse for nearly 35 years. She served in the emergency department, oncology, and later found her love in Labor and Delivery where she delivered many babies (God’s gifts).
After college, she met and married Craig Service. They were married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple August 26th, 1971. Craig and Diane have five children, four sons and a daughter: Stephen (Sage), Ian (Natalie), Tres (Roseanne), Tyler (Teresa), and Holly Dee (Jake).
Diane loved all children so much and adored her grandchildren most! She was Blessed with 19! Avery, Ethan, Isaac, Owen, Maya, Tatem, Zackary, Abigail, Grant, Kaden, Melody, McKenna, Logan, Easton, Sadie, Kent, McKenzie, Brady, and Kaitlyn.
Diane loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served as Primary President at a time when there were over 200 kids but she most loved accompanying the children on the piano. She spent many fond years serving as a Young Men’s Sunday school teacher, and Young Women’s advisor. She served vigilantly and found great joy in it. She and Craig spent many years working in the Mesa, Arizona temple together and spoke fondly of those experiences.
Diane was a loving, caring woman who took the weight of the world on her shoulders. She carried it all. She worked hard; she was selfless. She was articulate and careful, even during difficult times. She often took in people with nowhere else to go and considered them family.
We will miss her greatly and were fortunate to call her our mother. We rejoice and find peace in the knowledge that families are forever, and one day we will reunite and know that she has been made whole again, away from pain, sickness, and earthly troubles.
The family would like to pay special tribute to Hospice of the Valley and the Visiting Angels who helped care for Diane in her final days.
A Celebration of Life for Diane will take place December 21st, 2021. There will be a viewing at 9:00am, followed by funeral service at 10:00am, both held at the LDS Church Building at 2559 E Combs Rd San Tan Valley, AZ 85140.
A procession will leave the church for a grave dedication at San Tan Memorial Cemetery at noon. 22425 E Cloud Rd San Tan Valley, AZ.
A luncheon for family members will immediately follow.