Diana Crane Seiter, 79, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on Sept. 28, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. She was born to Ellis and Melba Crane in Salt Lake City, Utah on Dec. 20, 1932. She married Arthur Dale Seiter on December 23, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on August 21, 1956. Along with raising 4 boys, Diana had a very full life, with talents of self-taught oil painting, genealogy, piano and organ playing. The first four years of their marriage was spent at Mtn. Home Air Force Base, in Idaho, there they had 2 sons, Dwayne Lee and Kenneth Bryan. Upon finalizing his obligation to the Air Force they returned to Salt Lake City where Art joined his father’s floor covering business and the family settled in Murray, Utah where they had 2 more sons Robert Arthur and David Eugene. Diana was always an advocate for her boys and her husband. She was also actively involved in her boy’s education. They enjoyed many family vacations, and their family time together. In 1978 the family moved to Scottsdale, AZ for Diana’s health, where Arthur and Diana started a family business in floor coverings. After a short time they moved to Mesa, AZ where they currently reside. The son’s married, family grew, grandkids and great grandkids were added. Diana and Arthur have had many special moments together in their 60 years of marriage. They had opportunities to travel, such as their trip to England where they worked on genealogy and met many family members that they correspond with still. Diana was active in many charities and organizations, such as the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Diana was preceded in death by her mother, Melba Baggaley Crane; father Ellis Crane and a half-brother Shirl Crane, great grandson Chase Bryan Hunt, and great nephew Lee Connely Brown Borup. Diana is survived by sister Cheryl Crane Borup and Kent Borup and her sons and daughter in laws Dwayne Lee (Patti Edwards), Kenneth Bryan (Calie Skinner), Robert Arthur (Jenifer Allen) and David Eugene (Tracy Dalrymple), grandchildren: Shawni, Mindy, Wesley, Travis, Brooke, Joshua, Nicole, Heather, Megan, Kyle, Angela, Jed, Jake, Austin, Hayley and 33 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012 from 6-8pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. Funeral Services are Thursday, October 4 at 10 am at the LDS Stake building, 2701 E. Lehi Rd. Mesa, AZ 85213.