Diana Lorraine Dwerlkotte
Diana loved Santa Barbara and spent the majority of her adult life there with her husband Todd Thompson. She was kind and open to people and made friends easily. Although small of stature, she gave the biggest hugs and welcomed everyone with an enthusiastic smile. Indeed, she had a ready laugh and a humble yet keen sense of humor. She was often the brightest light in any room.
After she took a trip to Africa with her sister and brother in law she said she dreamed of it often. She loved animals big and small and particularly the many feline babies to whom she was passionately devoted. Mourning her loss are her sister and brother, Regina (Larry) and Richard (Tami) and many whom she touched during her life. To her beloved friends, she was born on Christmas and loved the holiday, so if you recall a time she showed you love and made you laugh, please pay it forward, to keep her spirit in the world a little longer.
Farewell little sister. We love you.