Dianne Pingree Hoellein
Wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, Dianne Pingree Hoellein returned home on Monday, November 15, 2021, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Dianne was born to Carl L and Donna Sparrow Pingree (Roy, Utah). She learned how to work from her father and started working at the family restaurant Ma’s and Pa’s at a young age. From her mother she learned compassion and how to serve others. She met her sweetheart, Bill Hoellein at Weber State College. They were married in the Logan Temple and raised eight children during their 52 years together. During her life she lived in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon and made dear friends wherever she went. Dianne was a devoted mother and champion of her eight children. Among other things, she taught them to work diligently, to stand up for what is right, to be dedicated and to do what you say you will do. She was very creative and expressed her talents in many ways, with her favorites being music and gardening. Her sanctuary was her yard, blending colors and flowers of all varieties to create an exquisitely place of peace.
Music was another creative passion. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dianne encouraged everyone to participate and share their testimony by singing in her choirs. She spent hours searching for music that touched the heart and inspired the soul to come closer to our Savior. The foundation of Dianne’s life was built upon faith and her strong testimony of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She had a strong testimony of the Atonement and the love that our Savior has for each of us.
Another passion was family history. Great joy was found in discovering ancestors and binding them eternally to her family as well as others. Her favorite moments occurred when she could be in the Holy Temple with her family surrounding her. She knew that the Lord would do his part if she did hers.
While raising her children, she involved them in serving and comforting others with a loaf of homemade bread, mowing lawns, pulling weeds, cleaning toilets, even killing spiders for her neighbors. She had an enduring affection for her community.
She was met in heaven by her sweet daughter Ginger Hoellein Johnson, her parents, grand-parents and many other grateful ancestors. Dianne is survived by her husband, William (Bill) G Hoellein, daughters; Amber (Shawn) Wykstra; Mandee (Matt) Heslop; April (Todd) Ricks; Lindy (Matt) Denny; Aubry (Devin) Bartholomew; Tara Hoellein and son Jacob Hoellein; 13 grandchildren, and two sisters Carlene (Richard) Wagner and Denise (Kevin) Johnson.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Layton South Stake Building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 505 South 1000 West, Layton Utah. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, November 21, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at the Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road, Layton Utah, and on Monday at the Stake Center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Funeral services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Dianne’s obituary page.
Interment at Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd. Ogden, Utah