3/25/2014 8:59:00 AM Diana S. Walch March 26, 1935 - March 22, 2014
Diana S. Walch, 78, passed away on the morning of March 22 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, four days short of her 79th birthday. Born on March 26, 1935 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., she was the daughter of Harold and Beth (Bryant) Loock.
Diana grew up in Wisconsin Rapids and attended schools there. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with her degree in Geology. While in college, she met Andrew Walch, and the couple married shortly after finishing school.
They moved often for work in their early years together, and Diana worked for a time as a geologist with the USGS. They moved to Louisiana where they started a family. They then moved to Texas, and later to Arlington, Va. where their kids grew up.
While in Arlington, she was a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church where she volunteered in the church library for about 28 years and delivered for Meals on Wheels. The church was very important to her, and she loved the people and activities there.
She later worked for over 20 years as a floral designer. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed walking and running, and loved reading.
She is survived by her daughter, Laura Devin and husband Mick of Newcastle; son, Bruce Walch and wife Carolin of Long Branch, N.J.; and grandchildren, Coorain Walch Devin and Chauncey James Devin.
A memorial service will be held at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Md. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Meals on Wheels Association of America, 413 N. Lee St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.