CENTRALIA — Diana Marie Kelso, 69, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 21, 1949 the daughter of Edward and Ann (Suarez) Lyons in Centralia. She married her best friend Dale Kelso on August 16, 1969 and he preceded her in death in March of 1997. She went on to marry Paul Wells and they later divorced.
Many survive that benefited from her support and love including her children, Stacey Horst of Centralia, Christopher and Pam Kelso of Bloomington, Kevin and Tina Kelso of Sandoval, and Kelly and Vanessa Kelso of CO; grandchildren, Jessica Kelso, Megan Kelso, Peyton Kelso, Briar Kelso, Blake Witthaus, Kalob Kelso, and Helena Kelso; great-grandchildren, Sawyer Mick, and expecting Baby Witthaus; sister, Evelyn Lyons of Sandoval, Barbara Donahue of New Jersey.
Along with her husband of 27 years, Dale Kelso, Diana was preceded in death by both her parents, Edward and Ann Lyons; and infant brother, Edward Jr.
Diana was of the Catholic faith. She was an amazing, caring friend and enjoyed making memories with each one she was close to. Diana could be found curled up with a good book or relaxing by going on long walks. Her family was her heart and she cherished each moment spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and sisters. Diana’s life was an example to all she knew and her legacy will continue on in each of them.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with Sister Marlene Buese SSND officiating. Interment will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery in Sandoval. Family and friends are welcome to a visitation time from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the funeral home in Sandoval.
Memorials may be made in Diana’s honor to Six Lemons. Online condolences and memories of Diana may be shared with the family at maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.