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Diane Gillan

May 2, 1943 - Jul 9, 2017
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Diane Gillan loved pooches, puns, pens, paper, anything pickled, a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning, a gin and tonic in the afternoon. She loved watching the live cam of eagles raising their young high above Washington, D.C., and the goldfinches flocking to feeders at her home east of Moxee. 

   She loved her dogs Mild Molly and Rambunctious Emma, her bright red Volkswagen Beetle, overalls and oversized clothing, British TV shows and sauerkraut. And hats, she loved hats!
   Diane enjoyed going out to eat and drink, especially the refried beans at Mercedes Family, the chile verde at Antojitos, Famous Burger’s pho, CCK’s wedge salad, the Wimpy Burger at Bill’s Place. Mr. G’s was her first choice for monthly WAG (Women and Gin!) happy hours.
   She loved sleuthing out random information on the internet. She loved stories. She particularly enjoyed her cousin Jack’s tales of life in Bangkok and Brazil. She liked Pat Muir’s newspaper columns and often threatened to write him with some piquant opinion or question. 
   Diane attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and was a talented graphic designer, working at numerous printing companies over the years in Yakima, Abbott’s Printing, Shields Bag & Printing, and Penny Press. She shared her design skills in retirement, producing The Cascadian’s newsletter and annual in her customary meticulous style. She enjoyed weekly walks with the Pokies.
   Diane was born May 2, 1943 in Spokane, Washington to Dale and Sally (Darrah) Kroll. She died in Yakima at Cottage in The Meadow on July 9, 2017. She leaves many friends and family who will miss her dry wit and quirky enthusiasms, and her passionate approach to life.
 
 

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