Diane Green

Diane Green

What a life well lived! Morning kisses from furry friends, the salty aroma of seaside living and fresh ground coffee. There was Celtic Thunder, Riverdance, Les Mis, Wicked and Netflix. Super Bowl XLVIII, London, Austria and Belize.

It began humbly enough, daughter of dairy farmers Russell and Ina Babcock in the Wynoochee Valley. Weekend mornings were dedicated to milking the family cows, while evenings included radio shows like Abbott and Costello. Diane could not have envisioned a new sound called Rock & Roll, nor the invention and mass acceptance of telephone, television, computers and the internet. With Boeing just up the street, things were going to take off and Diane wanted to be in the front row.

After graduating from Montesano High School, class of 1959, Diane began to flirt with adventure. Music ran in her veins and she was smitten with Elvis, Neil Diamond and “oh that hottie” Rod Stewart. She loved to cut a rug and was drawn to various entertainment, social gatherings and rock concerts. Diane also had her way in the kitchen. She could cook up a storm and all were welcome, the more the merrier! The lonesome sound of ice cubes clinking glass meant it was time for another.

There were a few speed bumps along the journey, but they enriched her life. A short first marriage blessed Diane with her only child Julie, and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. They were besties for life and enjoyed attending numerous shows, concerts, plays, and travel together.

Diane met her husband Bob Green shortly before retirement, and they were a dynamic duo. Snowbirds to Yuma – pets in tow-all the while laughing and nourishing friendships. It was hard to resist their zeal. They eventually settled in their Hood Canal home residing at Minerva Beach.

Diane is survived by her daughter, Julie Erickson (Ted) of Olympia and sister Sandy Long (Jim) of Ridgefield. Special thanks to dear neighbor Tamara Martin and the wonderful folks employed with Mason County Hospice.

There will not be a formal service per Diane’s wishes. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Adopt-a-Pet. They are located at 940 E Jensen Rd, Shelton Wa. 98541. 360-432-3091.

 

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