Dianna Lynn Walton

Dianna Lynn Walton

March 2, 1948 — April 3, 2018

Dianna Lynn Walton died April 3, 2018 at Houston hospice. Born March 2, 1948, to Kenneth and Floriene Hansen, Dianna’s vivacity was evident from an early age. Often the instigator among her sisters, Cynthia and Beverly, she embraced life with gleeful mischief, and her joyful exuberance was infectious.

Dianna initially attended Lamar University, and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in education, later earning her master's degree from Prairie View A&M. While working at Superior Oil one summer between semesters, she met her biggest fan, Mike Walton.

They married August 31,1969, and eventually settled in Baytown, Texas, where she would raise sons Trent and Scott, and enrich the community through her involvement in “just about everything.”

A teacher by nature and trade, Dianna taught all levels of students from elementary to high school, though her mentoring did not stop there. She genuinely cared for others, and was always ready with a smile, an empathetic ear, and no-nonsense advice.

Dianna’s cheerful nature made her ideally suited to a life of service in Christ. In Baytown, she led the local chapter of the Service League and supported Trinity Episcopal Church there through the choir and youth ministries, to name a few. After retirement, she served as senior warden of the vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church in Marble Falls, as well as a member of the building committee, the choir, Daughters of the King, and as a mentor to those pursuing Education For Ministry. She was a fervent cheerleader and supporter of services for kids, including Camp Allen and the Phoenix Center, and of women’s education through the local Philanthropic Educational Organization.

Dianna was a voracious reader, her appetite for books matched only by her appetite for sweets.

She was a sight to see on water skis.

She loved the arts, especially theatre, and was known to rap on occasion, to everyone’s delight. Boop-boop-be-doop.

She is adored and survived by her husband, Mike; two sons, Trent and Scott; their wives, Bonnie and Pamela (respectively); and her grandchildren, Henry, Charlie, Blake and Blair Walton. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Marble Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Nora’s Home, Camp Allen or the Phoenix Center.

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