Diane was born February 14, 1929 in Los Angeles, California to Jerome Herman Dreier and Bernice Loraine Tieman Dreier. She had a younger brother, Stephen Wayne Dreier, who died before birth. She grew up in Los Angeles in the suburb city of Highland Park. She enjoyed wonderful memories of a happy childhood and a loving family; her Dreier and Tieman grandparents and her aunts, uncles and cousins. In 1947 she met a handsome young man recently returned from US Navy service in the war, Wallace Ross Deputy. They were married July 16, 1948. They had 5 beautiful children; Michael Edward (Sheila) Deputy, Marilyn Jane (Lyman) Momeny, Suzanne Lorraine (Joseph) Schoney, Loralee Jeanne (Donald) Pooley, Stephen Aaron Deputy. She is survived by her children, 20 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and (1) 2nd great grandchild. After converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1958, Diane discovered she had a talent for and very much enjoyed genealogy and family history. It became a significant part of her life. She dedicated years of service to research and writing about her own ancestors and the family histories and ancestors of others. She was a prolific writer and wrote some 40+ books telling the stories of families. She traveled many times over the years across the USA and also to Europe, always in search of records of ancestors. She co-authored with the late Connie Rector, “Links of Forever”, “The Celestial Connection” and “Roots and Branches – An Exciting Collection of Genealogical Success Stories.” Her conversion story was published in “No More Strangers” by Hartman and Connie Rector. She had many treasured friends. She played the piano and loved to entertain her friends. She enjoyed talking to others and made many friends. Rest in peace, Diane.

A memorial celebration of Diane’s life will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021, 2:00 pm with a viewing held one hour prior at the Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, Utah 84123. Interment to follow at the same location. Attendance is encouraged via internet from your own home. Please see instructions below:


1. Joining by computer

a. Go to zoom.us in any internet browser

b. Click “join meeting”

c. Enter the meeting id - 8012624631

d. A box will open saying “https://zoom.us wants to open this application”. Click “open zoom”

e. Click “Join with Computer Audio”

f. Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services

2. Joining by phone or iPad

a. Download the Zoom app

b. Open the app and select “join a meeting”

c. Enter the meeting id - 8012624631

d. Select “join without video”

e. Select “Call using internet audio”

f. Select “mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish might consider a donation to the Uintah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Or call: 800-449-1776


Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Feb 09, 2021

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What an amazing woman! So sorry for your loss!

Valerie Shupe , Las Vegas, NV, US Feb 21, 2021

Marilyn, I am sorry for your loss. I think of my Mother every day and wish I could still talk to her. You look so much like your Mom snd I know she is proud of you. Thank you for your kindness those many years ago. I have always appreciated it.

Melody Anicich Feb 17, 2021

Diane found us through genealogy. She visited us several times and a wonderful family relationship began. She invited me to Utah and I had the great opportunity to live with her and later with her son‘s family for a while. We are so grateful for knowing our family in the USA. Thank you Diane!

Doerte Klocker Feb 12, 2021

I love all of you. Diane was amazing, and our family, the Kalines, were so fortunate and blessed to have had her in our lives.

Dayona Kaline Liana , San Clemente, CA, US Feb 11, 2021