In loving memory of Diana Gay (Lee) Parker (April 19, 1959 – May 13, 2023)
Diana Gay (Lee) Parker lost her battle to cancer while being cared for at Savannah Hospice, Savannah, GA on May 13th, 2023, at the age of 64.
Diana was born April 19, 1959, to Roberta Young and Richard Dean Lee in Meade KS.
Diana attended school in Fowler, KS, while living on their family farm. She worked at both the Fowler and Minneola, KS, nursing homes. She was a gifted artist and loved sharing her artwork on whatever medium she had available.
In 1977 she married Ronald H. Smith in Dodge City, KS. Later in life she moved to South Carolina and married Lance Parker.
Diana is survived by her husband, Lance, of Garden City, GA; mother, Roberta Young of Enid, OK; one brother, Mike (Rose) Lee of Fowler, KS; two daughters, Melissa (Tim) Winter of Pond Creek, Ok and Christina Tobin of Ulysses, KS; four grandchildren, Brenden and Owen Winter of Pond Creek, OK , Andy Tobin of Mantor, KS, and Madison Tobin of Ulysses, KS; stepmother Linda Lee, Wichita, KS; stepsister, Belinda (Chad) Dome , Cheney, KS, and stepbrother Alan (Nikki) Thornburg, Fowler, KS.
Diana is preceded in death by her father Richard Lee, stepfather Robert Young, grandparents Eldon and Alberta Griffee, Earnest Lee, and Ethel and Howard Roberts.
There will be no formal memorial service as cremation has taken place. The family will gather at a later date and would welcome memorials to the Fowler Arts Council, Inc., in remembrance of the creative times shared there by Diana and her family. Donations can be sent directly to:
The Fowler Arts Council, Inc
PO Box 437
Fowler KS 67844
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Eldora Jones (aunt)
Love and condolences. Have many fond memories of Diana (Dee) as a child; family get/togethers. Such a talented artist. She will be missed.