Diane Burdine Dyson
- July 6, 2012
- Ontario, Oregon
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“The two times I met Diane introduced me to a woman with a quick witty intellect and grace!
May her daughters remember how special she was to every...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Bren McCullars - Jonesboro, AR
“Praying for you all, may god hold you close during this difficlut time
3 of 12 | Posted by: Stacy Kemp - McNeil, AR
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
4 of 12 | Posted by: Samantha Green - Emerson, AR
“Core, Melanie, Lisa
My prayers are with you. I'll always be grateful to Diane for the joy you three nieces have given me. May she rest in peace. ...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda Dyson Butler
“Thoughts and prayers for Diane and her family. She was a wonderful woman and friend. She will be missed.
Steve and Nina Allen, Magnolia, AR
6 of 12 | Posted by: Nina Allen - Freind
“She was a dear "mom" to me during my trying med school years. She was always so giving and a good listener. I enjoyed my escapes out to her land.
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7 of 12 | Posted by: Sheri (Dobbs) Swader
“Your family is our thoughts ad prayers.
Candy, Rusty & Shane Adams
8 of 12 | Posted by: Candy
“I was sorry to hear about Diane, I had the pleasure of working with and for her. She will be missed. I will always treasure our friendship.
9 of 12 | Posted by: Janie Capenter - friend
“Diane, thank you always being my "Bud" Rest peaceful. See you afterwhile.
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry - El Dorado, AR - friend
“Will always love you and remember our good times. We'll see you when we get there and we'll all move to the mountains and plant a beautiful garden.
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lynn Caldwell - friend
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for you and your family as you journey through this time.
12 of 12 | Posted by: Dena Carr Duckworth - Springdale, AR
Patricia "Diane" Burdine Dyson, 61, daughter of Mae and Cooter Burdine, passed away
at home in Ontario, Oregon, on Friday July 6th after a long battle with cancer. She is
originally from McNeil, Arkansas and a former resident of south Arkansas. She was
born on January 1, 1951 in Ruston, Louisiana. She graduated from Magnolia High
School in 1969 and later in life went back to college at Southern Arkansas University
where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. She had a career
working in nursing homes for approximately 19 years eventually becoming licensed as a
nursing home administrator.
She re-dedicated her life to her Savior, Jesus Christ, and became a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while working in Camden. She retired from
work due to return of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She accepted an invitation from her
dear LDS missionary friend, Sister Julie Wade, to move to Oregon and receive
treatment at Mountain States Tumor Institute. As a strong member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she never questioned the Lord's will for her, but
served with her heart wherever possible. While there she attained remission twice,
sadly the lymphoma returned and spread rapidly.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her two brothers Carl Burdine, and spouse Cindy of Magnolia,
Arkansas, and Michael Burdine, and spouse Sharon of Little Rock, Arkansas; three
daughters, Cori Dyson, and spouse Sarah Barrett of Texarkana, Arkansas, Melanie
Dyson McVay, and spouse Robert of El Dorado, Arkansas, and Lisa Dyson, and spouse
Elvira Arteaga of Washington, D.C.; 4 grandchildren Jennifer and Giovanni Garcia, and
Layla and Malena Dyson-Arteaga all of Washington, D.C.; two Aunts, Francille Baker
Labat, and spouse Lester of Vacherie, Louisiana, and Margaret Baker Lucas of
Richmond, Virginia; two nephews, three nieces, one great nephew, and many cousins.
She is loved and remembered by many friends. She is also survived by her dear friend
and caregiver, Julie Wade of Ontario, Oregon.
The family will gather at Mike and Brenda Sue Butler's home in Magnolia, Arkansas
Thursday, July 12th through Saturday, July 14th for meals and fellowship. Visitation will be
at Lewis Funeral Home, 420 North Jackson, Magnolia, Arkansas for friends and family will
be at 7:30 PM on Friday.. The funeral will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints, 859 Lakewood Rd., Camden, Arkansas on Saturday, July
14, 2012 at 2:00 PM and visitation will precede the service. She will be interred at New
Hope Cemetery in McNeil, Arkansas.