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Diana Lee Hill

Sep. 21, 1946 - Apr. 13, 2021

Date of Service: Apr. 20, 2021

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BURLEY – Diana Lee Powell Hill was born Sept. 21 1946, at Potter’s Maternity Home in Susanville, Calif. She was the fourth child of Edward Bleak and Evelyn Marguerite Wheeler Powell. She grew up in Standish, Calif., prior to the family moving to Susanville. She graduated from Lassen High School and worked as a popular “car hop” at the local A&W restaurant. After high school, she attended Ricks College in Rexburg for one year, then went to flight attendant school in Kansas City. She returned home and married Fred Glenn; they had one son, Michael Alan Glenn, in March of 1968. They later divorced and Diana and Michael moved to Reno, Nev., where she worked as an accountant in the offices of Harold’s Club.

In 1977, Diana and Michael moved to Burley to join her sister, Kathy, who was teaching school at Dworshak Elementary. In Burley, Diana worked briefly as a checker at Albertsons, was employed at First Security Bank, and subsequently worked at Ore-Ida Food (McCains) as the grower accountant until she retired in 2013.

While Mike was on his mission, Diana met and married Merlin Hill on June 3,1988. They had many happy years together and loved to travel including Hawaii, Glacier National Park, and Vienna. Merlin passed away in 2015.

Diana struggled with failing health for several years and, after a valiant fight with kidney failure, she passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, with her beloved son, Mike, and her sister, Kathy, at her side.

Diana will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, cheerful personality, and positive attitude. She offered love and friendship freely to family, friends, and all she met.

She is survived by her son, Mike Glenn of Provo, Utah; Merlins’s children, Ryan (Brenda) Hill of Boise, Sterling Hill of Cascade, Monica (Tom) Broadbent of Hyrum, Utah, Minon (Dwayne) Call of Nampa, Nicole (David) Doer of Spanish Fork, Utah, David (Janel) Christofferson of Lehi, Utah, and Bobbi Jo (Brandon) Strong of Meridian; her siblings, Caroly (Roger) Thompson of Bunnell, Florida, Don David (ReNee) Powell of Rexburg, Larry (Rose) Powell of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kathy (Reed) Nelson of Preston.

In addition to her husband, Merlin, she was preceded in death by her parents; and her oldest brother, Roger Powell.

She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, Merlin’s siblings, and many devoted friends. She would want us to thank all those at DaVita Dialysis Center for their help and care.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Burley 7th Ward, located at 2200 Oakley Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Eric Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Gem Memorial Gardens in Burley.

A visitation will be held at the church from 10 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available at the following link: https://youtu.be/RD-CzxQgovU.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.

Condolences for Diana Lee Hill

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From Jane Withers:
I remember Aunt Diana was always sincerely interested in what was going on in my family. She was easy to talk to and never missed a chance to laugh. She had a super power of showing kindness to everyone. I will miss her very much.
From Wendy Carr:
Auntie Diana- as we called her in the Thompson home- was the favorite Aunt, a very coveted position. We loved her and we all knew she loved us. When I married Daniel, she sent me a lovely clock that we've kept and cherished as we've moved across the country through 5 states and 7,500 miles! We are so grateful for the promised blessings of the resurrection that awaits her. I love you, Auntie Diana. Looking forward to laughing with you again.
From Stan and Betty Rasmussen:
We have been so blessed to have Diana and Merlin in our life. Diana was always kind loving and wonderful wherever she was. Our sincerest sympathy. We will miss her.
From Connie Fixmer:
One of my favorite and most fun-loving cousins. Diana would keep us up late into the night sharing family stories and secrets. A visit with Diana was always uplifting and full of laughter. She will be greatly missed. I am comforted knowing she is greeted on the other side with joy, by those who have gone before who also deeply love Diana
From Paul & Susan Young:
We have so many happy memories with Diana and Merlin! As Diana silently suffered these last few years, she still was so concerned about everyone around her. She always said, “I’m fine.” Diana had a sense of humor and there were so many times we enjoyed talking and laughing. She was a stalwart in every sense of the word. We are happy she is pain free, but miss her so much.
From Diane Griswold Arb Evans:
We loved Diana, was a awesome lady to work with at McCains Field Dept. Always a wonderful smile to share time during many harvests. Our condolences to her family and she will hold a special place in our hearts!
From Caroly Thompson:
My sister, Diana, was a very special person. When I would say,"your life is so hard, Diana'. She would answer, There are others who have it worse than I do." Then make me laugh. She is a wonderful sister, and her memory will never grow dim. We love you and your family, Diana.
From Kim Thompson:
When Aunt Diana and Cousin Mike visited us in Florida in the 70s, she bought me a jewelry box with a painted tile top that I thought was the most elegant thing ever. Over the years and with many moves I lost track of it, but remembered it from time to time wondering where it might be stashed. Then about 3 years ago I was at my youngest sister's house and she had the box! I reclaimed it and for the past 3 years have had that elegant painted tile in my livingroom on a small table and think of and love Aunt Diana whenever I walk past it. I love you heaps Auntie Diana.
From The Wayments:
That smile! That laugh!! What a gift of sunshine Diana was!! We love her and Merlin and Nicky and Bobbi Jo. I still remember a conversation we had were she told me that she and Merlin wanted to adopt Bobbi Jo. They weren't sure she wanted to be adopted. But boy did they love her and want her as part of their family!!
The Hill family was such a part of the Burley experience. The cannon that blew off every fourth of July and at camp. The compassionate and caring they emulated as true friends. we love this family and their sweet and uplifting influence in our life!
From Lucia & Ron Stevenson:
What an honor and a pleasure it was to know Diana. Our hearts are truly broken at the passing of our beloved friend.
From Dana McClellan:
I loved Diana. She was always happy, no matter what. She ha a big impact on Berlin's life and made him very happy. I will really miss her.
From Reed Nelson:
Aunt Diana, no one can take her place.
From Ginger Woodhouse:
I love my sweet Aunt Diana! She was always interested in whatever I was doing and made me feel special. I have fond memories of her jolly disposition and delicious salads. Love you forever!
From Annette & Adam Christensen:
We feel very blessed to know this beautiful lady. She had a way of brightening your day with that smile and laugh. We love her spunk, kindness, laugh and compassion; all of which she shared with our family!
From Guy and Lyn Ann Arnell :
I love Diana and her beautiful smile. We worked in young women together. She was a wonderful friend. We will miss her. Love and prayers to your family at this time
From Pam and Ben Cluff:
We always had a fun and happy time when Merlin and Diana were there. She is an exceptional person filled with kindness and compassion. She was a great cook and always had a place at the table foe anyone. Charity, love and kindness were hers and she shared them with everyone. We will miss her for awhile. Love Pam and Ben Cluff
From Malena Kelly:
We sure loved Aunt Diana! I got married in December and for my wedding she bought a nativity set for us. I still cherish that nativity and I think of her every time I put it up. She was always full of laughter and kindness. We send you our love and we pray the Lord will sustain you!
Love, Malena and Dan Kelly Family
From Merlinn Andersen :
Aunt Diana was a wonderful lady. I have many fond memories of her and her kindness. She will be greatly missed.
From Charlene Nelson:
I remember my cousin, Diana, as a woman of warmth, laughter, and always a beautiful smile and a twinkle in her eye. She always made me feel happy and loved. Even though we lived far apart and I haven’t seen her for over a year, I will miss her presence and her positive influence in the world.
Sending love and prayers for peace and comfort to her family at this difficult time.
From Dave Christofferson:
I remember Diana as a happy loving person that embraced me and my family from the first time we met. I will miss her kindness and her laugh.
From Lori Hill Wood:
I remember when Merlin brought Diana over to meet us and Brandon age 3 or 4 came up to Merlin and said now there’s a fine lookin woman. Diana would tell that story and laugh till her eyes watered.
From Jack Hill:
We loved Diana. May the Lord be with you at this time and mend your grief and sorrow and leave you with the sweet memories of our time with Diana. Love, Jack and Laura

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