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Diana Evelyn Thysens

February 16, 1924 January 28, 2019
Diana Evelyn Thysens
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Diana Evelyn Thysens

Diana Thysens was born to Portuguese parents, Ludovic and Connie Encarnacao in Shanghai, China. She was a woman of unmatched devotion to her husband David, who preceded her in death on January 5, 2019. They had just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary, and he was desperately missed. Diana passed away on January 28, 2019, just about three weeks after her beloved, at the age of 95.

Diana received her education at the 'Thomas Hanbury School for Girls' and later was employed by the Shanghai Telephone Co., followed by employment at the National City Bank of Yokohama, Japan. After marrying David in 1955, she moved to the United States and eventually landed in Lakewood, WA where she continued her career as secretary to eh President of Fort Steilacoom College.

Diana leaves behind her sons, Brian (Shelley), Keith, Ross (DeAnn), daughter Madeleine (Kenny), 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, Brother Harold Encarnacao and lifelong friend Madeleine Andres from Canada.

After retiring, Diana's passion was serving. She volunteered as a tutor for Tyee Elementary School for 15 years, and served for 16 years, at Little Church on the Prairie's food bank.

Catholic Mass services will be held at St. John Bosco church, 10508 112th St. SW, Lakewood, WA at 11:00 a.m. on February 7th, with a light reception following. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.
253-566-1008


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Funeral Mass

Thursday

7

Feb

11:00 AM 2/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. John Bosco Catholic Church

10508 112th St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

St. John Bosco Catholic Church
10508 112th St. SW Lakewood 98498 WA
United States

Reception

Thursday

7

Feb

12:00 PM 2/7/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 2/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
St. John Bosco Catholic Church

10508 112th St. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

St. John Bosco Catholic Church
10508 112th St. SW Lakewood 98498 WA
United States

Graveside

Thursday

7

Feb

1:30 PM 2/7/2019 1:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
Calvary Cemetery

5212 70th St W
Tacoma, WA 98467

Calvary Cemetery
5212 70th St W Tacoma 98467 WA
United States
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