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Out of the total blue I dreamed about Diana last night. Actually I dreamed about Gary (who I never met) & Diana. In the dream I was quite upset about her passing. Isn't it odd that it took me a year and a half to get these feelings out? But I feel it was more than a dream because it is so vivid (most dreams I can barely recall the next morning.) I think she was telling me & now

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Posted by: Diane Lyerly - Austin - friend   Sep 16, 2014

Gary - John and I, and our family are so sorry to hear of Diana's passing - I knew that she was ill but I had no idea how quickly her health was deteriorating. I have known Diana since I was a little girl in Amarillo and she was always a mentor of style and grace for me, and when y'all moved to Austin, we became friends. She fought a long, hard battle with beautiful grace and strong, southern dignity.

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Posted by: Lori Babineau - Austin, TX - friend   Mar 18, 2013


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cheryl Hall Cohen

Posted by: Cheryl Cohen - Amarillo, TX - Friend   Mar 03, 2013

Diana is someone I have known my entire life, and I wanted to express my sincere condolences at her passing. Her mother was my father's secretary for a while when I was very young and we had lots of contact through church, etc.
She was always a beauty and impeccably attired - I believe the last time I saw here was in the late '70s when I visited Childress and attended a football game.
You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Allen Kimbrough - Phoenix, AZ - Family Friend   Feb 20, 2013

Gary...My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by: Earla Carmack Houser - Burleson, TX - Friend   Feb 19, 2013

Gary, I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dian's mother, Alice, when I lived in Childress in 1966 and 1967. During this time I got to know Dian and found her to be one of the most caring and wonderful person I've ever known. I lost my wife four years ago, so I can relate to your loss.

You and your family are in my prayers.

Is Alice still living? If so could you let me know, when you find the time, how I could contact her?

God bless you.

Posted by: Stewart Reeves - Odessa, TX - Friend   Feb 17, 2013

Gary, I am so sorry to hear about Diana's passing. I remember you and Diana from our high school days. Our prayers are with you and Diana.

Although it is impossible to see beyond your pain,
May we look back to good memories to comfort and help you today
May your heart and soul find peace and happiness.
May the blessings of God be upon you,
May peace is always within your soul,
May its essence illuminate your heart,
Now and forever more

Posted by: Joe Tupen Howard - Kyle, TX   Feb 17, 2013

Although my relationship with Diana was short, she left a lasting impression on me. Such a kind and gracious woman with a beautiful smile. I will miss that smile that she shared with all that knew her. May her family find comfort to know that she is in a better place, and may the beautiful memories of her be with you always.

Posted by: Janis Beck - Austin, TX - Friend   Feb 16, 2013

What a privilege it was to know Diana. She was the personification of being a lady. Those of us who knew her will feel her absence for a long time. She always lit up a room and was such a wonderful addition to the No Pressure Book Club.
Know that so many have the Compton family in our thoughts and prayers.
In His love and ours, Kay and John Braziel

Posted by: Kay Braziel    Feb 16, 2013

Diana was such a beautiful lovely lady that was a special part of our book club. She was generous kind and such a delight to have a conversation with. Her eyes were intent on you as if you were the only one in the room. She will be dearly missed. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by: Kay Gregory - Austin, TX - friend   Feb 16, 2013