Diane Thornley Curtis
November 11, 1942 ~ February 1, 2022
Diane Thornley Curtis, 79, left this mortal existence on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at McKay-Dee Hospital with her loving husband by her side. In the days preceding her death, she talked non-stop with her five children, their spouses, 20 grandchildren, and her only brother where everyone delighted in sharing many fond and touching memories with one another.
Diane was born in Ogden at the old Dee Hospital on November 11, 1942 to her goodly parents Harry Layton Thorney and Ida Richards Thornley. She was raised in Layton and attended Davis High School where she actively participated in many activities including the drill team and singing in a musical group with dear friends- friends who have continued to meet each month for the past 60+ years to catch up over lunch.
While pursuing her bachelor’s degree at BYU, she met and married her eternal companion William Henry Curtis III on June 3, 1966 in the Salt Lake Temple.
While she had many noteworthy achievements, awards, and accolades, they pale in comparison to her most important accomplishment- that of being an unwavering and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a trusted confidant and a symbol of selflessness, always putting others’ interests, activities, and problems first.
While not an actual therapist, she was 100% invested in her sphere of influence, spending countless hours on the phone listening, empathizing, and encouraging others through uncertain times. She had an unwavering love and testimony of The Savior and His Atonement, always encouraging her posterity to have a temple-centered life.
She was an active member of the Roy 11th ward where she held many leadership and teaching positions, including faithfully serving as a three-year service missionary, a calling that she adored. She was proud of her pioneer heritage in Davis County which included the Laytons, the Richards, the Tuttles, and of course the Thornley’s. As a loving matriarch, she honored this heritage by celebrating even the smallest event, pulling the family together with great food, fun, stories, and renewing cherished family traditions. She also loved traveling with her husband and family.
She is survived by her husband Bill Curtis, son Bill (Janene), son Chad (Kristen), son Tyler (Jana), daughter Tiffani (Curtis Hall), and son Kyle (Ceryl), 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother Richard Thornley, along with many nieces, nephews, and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her dear sister-in-law Karen Fisher Thornley.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Roy 11th Ward Chapel, 4250 S 2175 W. The family will meet with friends on Friday, February 4th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 W 5600 S and Saturday from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.