Dian Richardson Simpson, age 69, passed away on April 6,
2015 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah,
surrounded by her family. We are saddened by her sudden
illness and unexpected passing.
She was born March 14, 1946 in Ogden, Utah as the second
child of 7 to Vernon and Una Mae Richardson. Dian, as she
was known by family and friends, graduated from Weber High
School in 1964. Soon after, she met the love of her life,
Ronald C. Simpson. They were married on May 7, 1965 in the
Salt Lake Temple. Ron and Dian only lived in Ogden for 4
months before relocating to San Jose, California, where
their three children were born and raised. Dian remained
in California with her husband until 2005, when they moved
to American Fork, Utah to be close to grandchildren.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, where she served in many callings.
Dian loved crafting of all kinds. She sewed costumes, made
doll clothes, created floral arrangements, crafted quilts,
and was an excellent decorator. She always looked for ways
to serve others and during parties would be found in the
kitchen preparing and serving the food followed by the clean
up after even though she was not the one hosting. She was
an amazing help to three of her grandsons in completing
their Eagle Projects.
Dian held various occupations including an Investor Reporter
at Medallion Mortgage, a software reproductionist for HP,
to an Artificial Floral Arranger at The Very Dry Florist.
She enjoyed doing holiday work at Nordstrom helping to decorate
for the Christmas Season and worked with some friends as
a Party Planner for Weddings. Many of these jobs allowed
her to use her talents of creating things and finding beauty
in the world.
Dian is survived by her husband, Ron; her three children,
Brian, Bryce (Teri), and Amy (Brian) Letterman; her brothers,
Dennis (Colleen), Paul (Cathie), and Michael; her sisters,
Nila Hatch and Mary Malloy; and nine grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Una Richardson;
her brother, William; her sister-in-law, Christa; and two
grandchildren, Daniel and Elsie.
We miss you mom, until we meet again.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015,
at 1:00 pm at the Manila 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 850 North
900 East, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call
Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral
Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and also
at an additional viewing on Saturday morning from 11:30
– 12:30 pm prior to services at the church. Interment
will take place in the Lehi City Cemetery.