Dianna D. Hyde
Sept 6th, 1944 - June 17th, 2023
Our beloved mom Dianna D. Hyde, passed away peacefully at her home on June 17th 2023. Diane ( Dianna) , a long time resident of Brookings, 52 years, was born on Sept 6th 1944 in Myrtle Point, Oregon to Ruth and Robert Frye, she was the youngest of the family.
Mom grew up in Powers, Oregon where she attended and graduated from Powers High School in 1962. After high school, mom attended and graduated from beauty school in Myrtle Point. Mom really enjoyed doing hair and the socializing that came with being a hairstylist. During her younger years, mom enjoyed cheering on the Powers Cruisers. She also took tap dancing classes (which may come as a surprise to some of you :). She loved being with her family and babysitting her younger cousins.
Mom met our dad Denny in Powers while he was driving log trucks. They were married in Reno on Dec 10th, 1965. Dad had 3 children from a previous marriage. So at 21, mom became an instant mother. It was tough but she rose to the occasion. In May of 1967, Denny and Diane welcomed their first born, Stacy Ruthmarie Hyde. Two years later, Diane gave birth to their second child, a son, Dennis, named after his father. But he quickly became known as Yogi to his friends and family.
Diane worked for Hastings Lilly field co. when she first moved to Brookings from Powers. She was never afraid of hard work, she put her head down and got the job done, no matter if she enjoyed it or not. She was a proud woman who worked hard to care for her family, home and friends. Diane got a job soon after her kids were in school, with the Brookings Harbor School District working in food services. She had a long and productive career of 35 years. She enjoyed working alongside her co-workers and making connections with the staff and students she served. She worked very hard and rarely missed a day. She enjoyed feeding and interacting with the many students plus her own children and grandchildren who made their way through the school district throughout the years. She was remembered as the lunch lady who truly cared for the health and well-being of the kiddos :)
Mom showed unwavering support of all her kids and grandkids. She cheered them on through all their sporting events, as a nervous fan, but she loved every second of it and never missed a game. Mom always made sure we had a large and delicious sack lunch on bus trips that we could share with friends.
Cooking was another way mom showed her love. It always impressed us all, how she could have everything hot and ready to eat and on-time, especially those huge Thanksgiving meals that brought us all together and filled us to the brim. Mom also made a few special food items such as: her homemade jerky, her devilled eggs, cheese fondue and apple pie. These were in high demand amongst friends, family and sometimes even strangers.
Our mom enjoyed visiting with her friends, playing cards with her neighbors, doing ceramics, painting and giving her finished products to family and friends. Mom was a huge football fan cheering on the Oregon Ducks and the Buffalo Bills. Mom and her son Yogi were die hard fans of both teams. Our family had some really fun game nights rooting on our favorite teams; mom
always decked out in her duck or bills clothing and jewelry. Surely she will be rooting from heaven.
Mom, you are loved and missed by us all. We were so blessed to have such a loving, caring and generous mom. And that didn’t change once she became a grandparent and great-grandparent. All her grandchildren adored her and looked forward to spending time with her. I know she has been reunited with our dad who preceded her in death in 2014 and all their beloved pets.
Our mom, Diane, leaves behind: her daughter, Stacy Hyde Taresh (husband Randy Taresh) and her son Dennis (Yogi) Hyde. Granddaughter Chelsie Taresh Ciscell (husband, Galen Ciscell), great grandchildren Aliena Ciscell and Seidon Ciscell. Grandsons Nick Taresh and Austin Hyde, grandchildren Michael, Amanda and Heather. As well as her dear brother Robert Frye and sister-in-law Donna Luttrell and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Diane's celebration of life will be held August 12th, 2023 from 11 am - 1pm at the Brookings Event Center - 800 Chetco Ave unit B. Please no flowers. Mom’s favorite cake and coffee will be provided by the family. We look forward to celebrating mom’s life with you all.