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Diane Rosalie (Griffiths) Stanich

Born: Mon., Sep. 24, 1951
Died: Sun., Apr. 19, 2020


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 25, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Cemetery


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Stevensville – Diane Rosalie Stanich, 68, of Stevensville passed away Sunday morning, April 19, 2020 at home due to complications associated with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born on September 24, 1951 in Albuquerque New Mexico, and was the daughter of JD and Rosalie Griffiths. Diane’s family moved every 3 to 5 years because of JD’s profession, and she lived in many different places including: Woolton, England; Rantoul, Illinois; Longbeach, Mississippi; Jefferson City, Missouri; Sherwood, Arkansas; Great Falls, Montana; and Downey, California. Diane went to high school in Great Falls MT, where she met her future husband (Chuck) and graduated from Charlie M Russell Highschool in 1969. After graduation, she moved to Downey, California and was employed by Ralph M Parson International Engineering firm. Chuck and Diane were married on August 21, 1971 and moved back to Montana, where they raised their 2 daughters, Heather and Caitlin. Diane worked for Boone Karlburg Law Firm for roughly 20 years. Diane was a member of the St. Mary’s Parish. Her pride and joy was centered around her family, and her eyes would light up when her granddaughter, Addisson, entered the room. Grams and Addisson made many fine messes in the kitchen cooking and baking. Pre-Parkinson’s, Diane and her daughters were accomplished hikers and hiked all the trails from Carlton Ridge to Blodgett Creek. She enjoyed and relished the time spent around the campfire at the cabin in Seely Lake. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, JD and Rosalie Griffiths, and her daughter, Caitlin Rose Stanich. She is survived by: her husband, Chuck of Stevensville; daughter and granddaughter, Heather and Addisson of Hamilton; sister, Tina Griffiths in Mexico; brother, Mark Griffiths of New York; and brother, Bill Griffiths of California. There will be a simple graveside service for Diane on April 25, 2020 at 11:00 in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Watson Children’s Shelter, 4978 Buckhouse Lane, Missoula MT.

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Randy Cox
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
I want to express my sympathy to the family but also my admiration of Diane, who I worked with for two decades in our law firm. Diane was an exceptional paralegal and friend and had a laugh that, once you have heard it, can never be forgotten. Diane was smart, caring, professional and a good co-worker and friend. I am so sorry for her illness and now the world's loss.

Randy

Marcia Cory Storer
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Dear Chuck, I felt terrible when I read of Diane's passing. I have so many happy memories from our high school days and always thought it would be such fun to get together sometime. Bob and I send our condolences and want you to know that you are in our prayers. Sincerely, Marcia Cory Storer

Maureen M Downey
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Chuck SO sorry to hear of Dianes passing, The class of 69 has seen more and more but it is never easy, Diane was always such a happy person she brought much joy into many lives... Mo.

Kennneth Andrews
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Chuck,

I am very sorry to read of your wife's passing. My thoughts are with you.

Ken

Colleen Finneman
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Chuck,

I was sorry to read of the passing of your wife. My sympathies to you and your family.

Roy Grant
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Chuck, so sorry to hear about Diane's passing. I understand your pain in this loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Roy Grant

Michael Mazzarelli
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Chuck, Heather, and Addie
Sorry to hear about Diane's passing. We have many fond memories of Diane.
Remembering the trips to the Bison Range and the fettuccine dinners at your house.
Mike and Merle Mazzarelli

Erin Chapman
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Chuck, Heather and Addie,

Thinking of you all at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


paula l plymale
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Chuck,
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of your wife.

With deepest sympathy,
Paula

Trini Garrison
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
My deepest sympathies... Trini

Barb Beckes
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
Chuck, I am sorry yo hear about the passing of Diane, my sympathy to you and your family.

Don and Karen Wandler
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
Our condolences to you, Heather, and all Diane’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in pease, Diane.

Ted Mead
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
Chuck,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the loss of your wife Diane. I know she was your life partner and the future without her will be difficult but lean on your friends and family and know that she is now free from her disease.

Take care,

Ted Mead

Nancy Fisher
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
Chuck,Heather, and Addisson,
I will keep you all in my prayers. I 'm so sorry for your loss.

Nancy

Karen Stephan
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
I'm so sorry, Chuck, Heather and Addie (as Di always called her). I know how much her family meant to her - you were here everything and she shared many family stories with me. We were always there for each other. My dear friend will always remain in my heart as there is no way she can be forgotten. We were co-workers and long-time office mates at Boone Karlberg and remained friends until her last days. Oh, her laughter, prayers, amazing recipes, caring nature and just saying it like it is are just a few of her amazing traits. Her service was lovely ... such a beautiful casket and pretty flowers. RIP, my dear friend.

Karen

Philip Tummarello
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
I am very sorry to learn of Diane's passing and to have missed her burial to show my family's support for you in this difficult time. May she experience the warm of embrace of our risen Lord and His glory. Christ's peace be with you.

John C Bras
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
So sorry to hear about the loss of your wife Chuck...

Kathy and Bill Smead
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Chuck, Heather, and Addie:

Our condolences to your family on the passing of Diane. She was a great mom, always there for her family. There were great memories when your young girls and our young toddler boys played together on 7th street, Stevensville.

Kathy, Bill, William Burton, Kellen Smead


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