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Dianna Jean Propson

12/20/1949 — 10/11/2023

From Richland, WA | Born in Fond Du Lac, WI

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Tue, October 17, 2023, 11:00 am
Tue, October 17, 2023, 12:00 pm
Christ the King Catholic Church
1111 Stevens Drive

Richland, WA US 99354

Dianna Jean Propson

October 11, the world lost Dianna Jean (Thiel) Propson, as this humble servant of God gave her soul up to Christ.

Dianna can best be remembered for her kindness, gentle nature and giving spirit. She got her gentle, but strong, nature growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin as the daughter of Melvin and Martha Thiel and older sister to Betty (Thiel) Halpern and Lori (Thiel) Werbeckes. Never one to draw attention to herself, Dianna was the consummate volunteer. She gave her time, talent, and treasure to many organizations over the years, notably Christ the King Catholic Church and Poorest of the Poor Education Foundation (POPEF).

In her college years, Dianna met the love of her life, John George Propson. The two enjoyed 51 years of married life together. Together, they welcomed and loved three daughters: Tiffanie (Propson) Eyre, Drew Propson, and Kimberly (Propson) Bowen. Over time, the family grew to include two sons-in-law: Cliff Eyre and Jim Bowen along with nine grandchildren: Tirzah, Kaden, Levi, Kienan, and Talia Eyre and Fidelina, Beatrix, Norah and Julian Bowen.

Dianna had a deep love of children and numbers. Her early career was spent as an elementary school teacher. After returning to school herself while raising her small children, Dianna became a CPA and spent the majority of her career working in accounting for Neime, Holland & Scott and LeMaster and Daniels. She always found time to use her accounting expertise to volunteer for organizations she admired.

With so many aspects to her life, Dianna was always thinking of ways to improve things and to help out. She loved spending time with her family, gardening, arranging flowers for church, volunteering, doing jigsaw puzzles, playing card and board games and traveling. She enjoyed listening to a variety of background music whenever she was on the computer or doing household chores.

The Lord made Dianna to be an instrument of peace. She manifested a thoughtfulness that put others first. She will be lovingly carried on in the hearts of her surviving family members which include her mother, two sisters, husband, three daughters, two sons-in-law, and nine grandchildren.

There will be a rosary 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 17 at Christ the King church followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Immediately after mass, there will be a reception in the church gathering space. A committal service, when her urn will be placed in a nitch, will take place 1:30 p.m. at Einan’s Sunset Gardens. The family invites anyone who is interested to attend.

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  • So many months later and I just learned. I’m heartbroken in some ways, in others I’m looking forward to seeing her again. Last time I saw her was at my father’s funeral. She was the best kind of people.

    Shane Gulley gulley
    January 24, 2024
  • Our thoughts are with Diana’s family. She was a wonderful teacher, lovely neighbor.

    Cherri and Stephen Price
    December 8, 2023
    Aiken, SC
  • I also have just seen this…so sorry for your loss. Dianna was always so kind and cheerful. She also was thoughtful and interested in people’s lives – remembering to ask about children and life outside of work. It was a pleasure working with her at CREHST.

    Terry Andre
    November 17, 2023
    Kennewick, WA
  • We have only just seen this. We are so sorry to hear of Dianna’s passing. She was such a great strength to the CREHST Museum and personally to me and to Nick. Her kindness, tireless hard work and friendship will always be remembered. Our love to John and her family as I know how wonderful she was with you all and how devoted she was. The world will be a sadder place without her. Take comfort in your faith. Ellen and Nick Low

    Ellen & Nick Low
    November 17, 2023
    Lincoln, England
  • Our family’s sincere sympathy goes out to the Propson family. Dianna was such a warm and caring person. She used to give my mom rides to mass at Prep and Christ the King. I truly enjoyed visiting with her whenever I saw her. I’ll miss her smile and positive outlook on life.
    Stu and Seana Mortensen and family

    Seana Mortensen
    October 17, 2023
    Richland, WA
  • I extend my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the Propson family during this time of grief.

    I was blessed to have met Dianna several years ago and to have shared time with her as a volunteer in support of the Blind and Visually Impaired within our community. As readers of news on Tuesdays each week we enjoyed the early morning time to working together and developing a strong friendship. Fortunately, we ended up belonging to another organization were she served as my mentor. She was one always willing to give and to serve. She will be missed!

    October 17, 2023
  • I enjoyed Our wonderful times at our ToastMasters with Diana. She was a truly kind and gentle spirit. she will be missed. R.I.P.

    Linda Schroeder
    October 17, 2023
    Benton City
  • I am so sorry to hear of Dianna’s passing. She truly had the kindest and most caring nature, I feel like the light just dimmed in the world. I can not remember her without a smile on her face. Our lives crossed many times through our CK connection (volunteering at SausageFest), sprinkler blowout season, my son was a boy scout for Troop 249 (CK), TCPrep events, and Dianna’s attendance to various educational programs my work hosted. My heart is with the Propson family during this time.

    Sue Linn
    October 16, 2023
    Richland, WA
  • I got to know Dianna when she went through the St. Ignatius exercises at Christ the King. She was a special person.

    Linda Kemp
    October 15, 2023
  • I had the pleasure of volunteering with Dianna at Christ of King. She was a true joy to know and had such an incredible mind and quiet confidence about her.

    I am fortunate to have had Dianna in my life and her influence will be with me always

    Mike Monroe
    October 15, 2023
  • We are shocked and saddened to read about Diana’s passing. Such a kind, smiling neighbor and gracious hostess of annual Christmas get-togethers. Diana certainly enjoyed being with her grandchildren taking walks down our street. Our deepest condolences to John and family.

    Jim and Joni Lewis
    October 15, 2023
  • We are neighbors of Martha Thiel and have met Dianna on several occasions, and remember her fondly. We are so sorry for the loss your family has suffered. We send our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. From Michael, Janet, and Caitlyn McCord.

    Janet McCord
    October 14, 2023
    Chilton, WI
  • Thank you Dianna for being a light to the world. You were one of the first to reach out to us as we faced a cancer diagnosis for Nick. I am glad that you are now at peace and without any more pain. I am saying prayers for your family as they navigate this new season of life. You will be greatly missed. ❤

    Erin Pavicic
    October 14, 2023
    West Richland
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