Diana Rochelle Huggins Lewis (Rosie) died quietly in her sleep on November 16, 2022, at the age of 80.
Rosie was born on October 10, 1942, in Brigham City to Clifford and Ruth Huggins. She had three sisters (Sandra, Betty, and Debra) and one brother (Colin). All her family proceeded her in death except for her youngest sister, Debra Baird. She loved her family so much and considered her sisters her best friends.
Rosie attended Box Elder High School where she was a member of the “Rockettes” drill team. She made many friends during high school and to this day, the remainder of that friend group still gets together for laughter and stories about those special friendships.
Rosie married Lee Folkman on November 1, 1963. They were later divorced. Together, they had two children, Cindi Mansell, and John Folkman. She later married Lester Lewis and they were divorced. She has two beautiful granddaughters (Quincy (Jake) Spainhower and Holland Taylor) and one great-grandson (Cam). She was such a fun grandma to her granddaughters, and they have many special memories they will cherish. Rosie did meet and hold Cam but unfortunately was not at a stage where she could really understand how wonderful it was to have a great grandchild.
Rosie worked and managed the Roy Circuit Court for almost 35 years before she retired. She met several life-long friends at the court, and they had many great times together. Following her retirement, she purchased a condo on the White Barn Golf Course and finally was able to live and love life. She was able to entertain friends and travel but that was cut short due to her health.
Rosie was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in her late 30’s. This is a brutal disease that affected her health greatly, but she never ever complained. Later in life the MS contributed to her developing dementia and early-onset Alzheimer’s. She moved into Assisted Living and lived the past 7 years in a Memory Care Unit.
Special thanks to Petersen Farms Facility and the staff where Rosie spent her final years. Even when she was unable to really talk or identify her family, she still teased and harassed the staff. They loved her spunk and the way she would drop everything and dance if she heard an old song come on (especially Elvis). That lady could dance!
Rosie never found candy or chocolate that she didn’t like. Later in her life in Memory Care, nobody else could have candy that was safe. She needed it so she would take it! In the end, a caramel sundae, M&M’s, Kit Kat, or Snickers bar was all that she needed to be happy. Once her many treats started piling up and not being eaten, we knew her end was near, and she was tired.
Rosie was a proper lady but also a spitfire, full of jokes and pranks. She was a bright shiny bundle of joy, friend to all and loved by everyone. She was kind and compassionate and loved to help others. She was the best mom, wife, sister, grandmother, friend, and boss. She is loved and will be remembered; we could all sit around the table telling stories about her. In life and after life, we will smile when we think of her.
A public viewing will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. November 29, 2022, at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Boulevard, Ogden. Following the viewing, she will travel and be buried with a short graveside service in the Brigham City Cemetery at approximately 1:30 p.m.