Diana Edwards Palmer
Beloved mother, writer, and friend, Diana passed away after a brief illness on Jan. 1st , 2019, in Eugene, Oregon. Her sister, Alice Edwards, and her children; Linda, Ken, Billy, and Eric, survive her. Diana grew up in Santa Barbara. Her father, William A. Edwards, was a well known architect. His firm designed many historical SB buildings including the Arlington Theater, SB Airport, Rockwood Women’s Club, & SB Armory. Her mother’s family arrived from Spain in the 1700’s to settle Rancho San Jose (Pomona, CA) Diana was an avid horsewoman. She rode her horse to school and participated in many Fiesta parades. Diana loved spending time with her family, grand and great grandchildren, and many friends. She actively enjoyed the Santa Barbara tennis community and life on the beach for many years at Padaro Lane. She spent the last 30 years living in Eugene, Oregon close to her daughter Linda and her grandchildren Diana was a prolific writer of poetry and stories.
Diana was a fierce advocate for the mentally ill, and those less fortunate. She was passionate about volunteering with various organizations that included literacy/reading programs, animal rescue/rights groups.
Diana will be dearly be missed by all who knew her. Diana’s kindness, positive attitude and love of life will continue to inspire us all.