Lifelong local resident Dianna Rae Ellison, 73, of Longview passed away Jan. 6, 2022, at St. John Medical Center.
She was born March 16, 1948, in Longview, to Raymond and Betty (Bird)Holland, and graduated from R.A. Long High School. Dianna worked as a certified nurse’s assistant for the State of Washington.
She married Wilfred Ellison in 1970. They later divorced.
Dianna was a woman of many talents. She was an amazing cook and loved to paint, decorate, and could sew anything. Dianna loved her garden and her cats. She was smart, caring, funny, and always had an idea for something creative. She had a gentle personality and always had a comforting story. You could learn a lot from her. She was full of life and laughter.
She is survived in Longview by her companion of 20 years, Roger Burns; a sister, Christie Marie Holland; a daughter, Kimberly Louise Ellison; a grandson, Skyler Armondo Perez; a great-granddaughter, Justice Perez; a nephew, Jason Holland; and a great-nephew, Levi Holland.
Dianna was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wayne Eugene Holland.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Steele Chapel. Dianna will be laid to rest with her parents at noon Friday, Jan. 28 in Mausoleum A at Longview Memorial Park.
To Remember Me
Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby's face, or love in the eyes of a woman.
Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain.
Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.
Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week.
Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk.
If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses, and all prejudice against my fellow man.
Give my sins to the devil.
Give my soul to God.
If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever. - Robert N. Test