Diane Stocker Obituary, Death Cause – We must break the devastating news of the passing of Diane Stocker, one of our own, with sad hearts and tearful eyes. Diane was more than just a volunteer to us at the Central City Heritage Museum; she was like family. For our staff and volunteers, the last week has been a difficult time as we adjust to the gap her absence has left behind. If you had the good fortune to meet Diane, you would realize that she brought light into our lives on a daily basis. She sent us a sweet “Good Morning” text message every morning, a small act of kindness that made our days better. Diane gave our museum unmatched dedication.
She would extend an invitation to her home after a day of volunteering, where a scrumptious bowl of her well-known chili and a glass of red wine would be waiting. These events focused on continuing the vibrant discussions she started at the museum rather than just eating meals. Diane was a brilliant communicator who always used her words to spread goodness and optimism. Beyond her love of history and museums, Diane was a fervent animal rights supporter. She devoted her life to helping local animal shelters and rescue groups because of her unshakable passion for our four-legged friends. Diane’s commitment to our organization and her work as an advocate served as an example to us all.
Diane’s passing is mourned, but her magnificent life is also honored. Her legacy will continue to motivate us to be better people, nicer to one another, and more committed to the things she believed in. Her memory will live on in our hearts for all time. Let’s not only recall Diane Stocker as a devoted volunteer at this difficult time, but also as a cherished part of our CCHM family. Her compassion and generosity toward everyone she met will be sorely missed, but her legacy will endure in the love and affection she showed us all. Diane, please go in peace.