Diana Rose Gwynn passed peacefully into eternity April 27, 2020. She was surrounded by many of her children and grandchildren.
Diana was born February 19,1943 to William Henry Ekins and Betty Ann Kent in Los Angeles, California. She was the eldest of four children. She had a brother, Billy, and twin sisters, Joanne and Suzanne. Her family later moved to Palm Springs. She graduated from Palm Springs High School where she was head cheerleader her senior year. She was so loved by her classmates that they gave her the nickname “sweet pea” because of her kind heart.
Diana moved to Newport Beach and Balboa Island during college. She was a California girl through and through. She loved to surf and spent much of her time in the ocean. The beach was her happy place throughout her life.
Diana worked hard to obtain her nursing degree. She was a dedicated caregiver who was an outspoken advocate for the patients she cared for. After many years of nursing, she transitioned into healthcare administration where she held many roles including utilization, director of a senior care facility, and patient care coordinator. Her number one priority was always providing the best care possible for her patients.
Diana married Dennis L. Gwynn in 1966 and together they raised 6 children. They relocated to Kaysville, Utah in 1977. They were later divorced.
Diana always knew she wanted to be a mom and loved her children unconditionally. She was kind, loving, and patient, but also had a no nonsense side when needed. Her ingenuity was endless. She was brilliant and incredibly funny. She was always willing to sacrifice to give her children what they needed.
Diana is survived by her six children: Brian (Sariah), Brett (Shennel), Rebecca (Seann), Joshua (Jennifer), Jeremiah, and Leslie (Cory). She also leaves behind a legacy of 14 amazing grandchildren. Diana had 2 beloved dogs, Buster and Carter, who brought her so much joy and stayed by her side for as long as they could.
Diana was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother Elda, her brother, and Dennis.
The family of Diana Rose Gwynn wishes to thank the Social Workers and many caregivers at South Davis Community Hospital for making it possible for her family to be with her on her last day. We are forever grateful for their compassion.
We love you so, Momma. We will meet you on the circle.
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Dear Family . . .
Bob and I wanted to wish you all well and pray you are feeling PEACE during this trying time without your mother, sister, auntie and grandma! Bob and I are praying you feel this peace because we KNOW the power of prayer! We KNOW Diana will be missed by all and we will carry with us many wonderful memories of Diana from years past. She was a true joy and had such a regal countenance about her - something we'll always remember. God bless you all. Love, Bob and Roberta Boice (Idaho Family)