ODESSA Diane Cecile Reese, 52, of Odessa, died Monday, October 8, 2007, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born August 26, 1955, in Odessa, to John and Lazelle Reese. She was a gas chart integrator for Dawson Natural Gas in Midland before her health failed her.
She was preceded in death by her father, John E. Reese; her mother, Lazelle Reese; her brother, Orville "Jimmy" Higginbotham and three infant children: William Beard, Tina Thetford, and Amber Majors.
Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son, Eddie Gene Thetford Jr.; her daughter, Amanda Diane Thetford; her sisters, Donna Kay Reese and Susan Weeks; two uncles, Lowell Sweeten and Marshall Sweeten; four nephews, James Hardt, Larry Hardt, Bruce Weeks and Blake Hogue; two nieces, Pam Hardt and Kayla Weeks. She was also blessed with four grandchildren: Davey Clark, Savannah Thetford, Serenity Thetford and Madisin Carroll.
Diane loved life and even when her health failed her, she didn't stop "living." She will be remembered by many friends whose lives she touched in a very special way. Her courage and positive attitude will serve as a source of inspiration for those she left behind. Diane will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12th, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Marcus Zuniga officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Love at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Published in the Odessa American on 10/11/2007.