Lillian Diann Dubree was a caring mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend. She passed away peacefully from this world surrounded by family on July 19, 2021.
She was 74 years old. A Graveside funeral will be conducted at the Dry Creek Cemetery 9600 Hill Road Boise, Idaho 83714 on Saturday, August 7th, 2021. A viewing will be held for family and close friends on Saturday morning from 9:00-10:30am at the Bowman Funeral Home, 10254 W Carlton Bay Drive Boise, Idaho 83714.
Diann was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated from C.E. Byrd High School. After graduating high school, she attended The Louisiana Vocational College in Shreveport, Louisiana and graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She went on to pursue her career as a nurse, working many years for the Strain Pediatric Clinic in Shreveport. After retiring from the Strain Clinic, she went on to teach Certified Nursing Assistants at a local allied health school. She had a passion for teaching and through nursing and teaching, touched the lives of many people.
Diann was a dedicated mother first and foremost and loved her family very much. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as “Mammaw Diann”. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She cherished the many moments and memories she made with them. Diann had a vivacious personality and was very passionate about the things she loved which included flower gardening and her fur babies. She was full of energy and never stopped moving. Most of her life, she could run circles around those, half her age. She loved keeping busy and never had any trouble finding something to do.
She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and loved the Lord and His Gospel with all her might, mind and strength. Her testimony of the Gospel was evident to everyone around her, and she wasn’t scared to share it with others. She truly lived an example of the pure Love of Christ. She loved to serve others and took her calling as a ministering sister very seriously. She truly did more for others than she ever did for herself, and she will be remembered for that always.
She was preceded in death by her loving mother and father, Mary Vergalie and Tommy G. Cassel.
She is the loving and devoted mother to three children: Melanie Connor and her husband Patrick of Eagle Idaho, Scott Fletcher and his wife Cassandra of Shreveport, Louisiana and Melissa Fletcher of Shreveport, Louisiana.
She is a devoted grandmother to Brandon Fletcher and wife Alison of Mansfield, Texas, Blake Fletcher of Hurricane, Utah, Breighlynn Barnes, Emma Connor, Lliam Connor, Abbi Connor, and
Olivia Connor of Eagle, Idaho and Ava Fletcher of Shreveport, Louisiana. She was also the loving Great Grandmother to Maddison and Oliver Fletcher of Mansfield, Texas.
Faye Anderson saysJuly 28, 2021 at 10:10 am
I am happy to say that I was in the same ward with Diann for years. I can personally confirm that she went above and beyond on her ministering duties with her long-time ministering companion, Rebecca. I called them my gold standard ministering sisters while Relief Society president. I believe she literally saved the life of one sister and gave another sister a better life, while doing the really hard work of making it happen. She served, she cared, she loved, she laughed, she lived. She was generous, fun and happy to serve. I know Heavenly Father has welcomed her back home with open arms.
Melanie saysJuly 29, 2021 at 9:24 am
Oh Faye, thanks so much for your kind words. She was an extraordinary lady and loved serving. She has definitely been an example to me and my family of how to faithfully serve the Lord!
Lisa Whittington saysAugust 7, 2021 at 2:53 pm
I have truly loved being a friend of Diann and hearing her tell about.her children, grandchildren, pets, and gardening–just sharing memorable moments. I look.forward to seeing Diann in Heaven and saying, “I have missed you. Good to see you again!” Love to the family, and I know you will one day be together again.