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Diana Brush


March 9, 2016

Diana won her battle over cancer, going home to be with Jesus on March 5th, 2016 at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper at the age of 63. She found strength through her battle by the grace of God with the family and friends He surrounded her with as they bathed her in prayer.

She was born in Boone, IA on October 19th, 1952 to Alonzo Barkley and Eva May (Mickle) Coleman.

Diana grew up in Boone and enjoyed her 13 years of dance lessons with her best friend Luella. Eventually, she would teach dance for 5 years. She graduated from Boone High School in 1970 and later attended Iowa State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design.

During that time, Diana met the love of her life, Mike Brush. They would eventually marry in June 1975. To that union were born Erica, Levi, Seth and Caleb.

Diana and Mike moved from Iowa to Worland, WY in 1978 then to Denver in 1980 where they attended Bear Valley School of Biblical Studies from 1980 to 1983.They graduated from Bear Valley in 1983 returning to Worland to begin ministry with the Worland Church of Christ. Their work for the Lord took them to Cody, WY in 1983, Boone, IA in 1985 and back to Worland in 1989 to again start working with the Worland Church of Christ.

Diana went to work for the Washakie County School District in 1990 as a school bus route driver. Later she also began driving the Worland Senior Center bus in 1996; driving the school bus in the morning & afternoons and the senior bus in between until 2000 when she retired from driving the school bus route. It was a difficult decision choosing between transporting young people or the seniors. She finally settled on driving the seniors because she felt she could more easily keep up with them.

Diana was awarded the Wyoming Public Transit Association Driver of the year in 2011. She retired from her position as the Public Transportation Director in 2015 due to her battle with cancer.

In her spare time Diana stayed active raising four children, with making crafts and attending craft fairs. Diana had a talent of designing and sewing a wide variety of beautiful quilts, hand bags and aprons.

Diana was the quintessential "Mama Grizzly" when it came to providing for and protecting her family especially her children and later her precious grand babies, Carter, McCayde, and Kinlynn Brown. She enjoyed the outdoors especially when spending time outside camping, fishing, and hunting with her family. She loved just sitting around the campfires or siting on the porch in her rocking chair watching her grandkids run with the goats and playing with the dogs. She enjoyed watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets of country life.

Diana had an amazing work ethic and she was never one to procrastinate. She was always reliable, not only to her family but her clients as well.

Diana was brought to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age. She continued in that faith and her love for the Lord throughout her life. Jesus manifested His perfect work in her through her inexhaustible work and love for the many people whom she served, especially her family.

Diana was proceeded in death by her: parents, Alonzo and Eva Coleman; father-in-law, Donald Brush; her beloved son-in-law, Curtis Brown, and brother-in-law Ronald Coy.

She is survived by: her husband of 40 years, Michael; daughter Erica (Brush) Brown; sons Levi; Seth (Tiffany) and Caleb (Madison) and grandchildren Carter, McCayde, and Kinlynn Brown.

She is also survived by her siblings: Brothers John (Lilia), David (Vicki) Coleman, Sisters Carol (George) Steininger and Linda Coy. Also, she is survived by her mother-in-law Margaret Brush.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Zion Evangelical Church in Worland. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at Memorial donations may be made to the Worland Senior Citizens Center or the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in care of Bryant Funeral Home PO Box 524 Worland, WY 82401


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