Diane Sophia De Rousie, 72, of Oak Harbor, died Dec. 7, 2002, in Oak Harbor after losing a tragic battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born May 27, 1930, in Seattle to Malcom Dennis Lindsey and Gladys F. Jorgenson.
Diane was raised by a loving family along Lindsey Lane in Port Townsend and graduated from Port Townsend High School in 1948. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved brother Dennis, within sight of the original family home, in the cemetery that both Malcom and Dennis tended for many years.
Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Diane is survived by her devoted husband of 25 years, Norman De Rousie of Oak Harbor; sister Sandra Lindsey of Olympia; four children, Cynthia Moos of Laurel, Mont., Stephanie Petterson of Seattle, Virginia Southmayd of Port Angeles and William Russ of Puyallup; four step-children, Mark De Rousie, Mike De Rousie, Scott De Rousie, all of Port Angeles, and Lisa Carlson of Sequim; and 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
After marriage and raising four children, Diane moved to Port Angeles where she met and married Norm; they were married Aug. 6, 1977. In 1986 they built a home in Shelter Bay at LaConner where they boated happily for eight years. In 1994 they built their next home in Oak Harbor overlooking Dugualla Bay. From there they enjoyed motorhoming, gardening, entertaining, bowling and Monday nights together with good friends at TOPS.
Diane was a member of Womens International Bowling Congress, TOPS and VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Port Townsend. Diane loved working on crafts, was a homebody at heart and spent a great many happy hours just relaxing on their deck. The view was grand. Although her time was cut short, there were some truly golden years for Diane. She was greatly loved by everyone who knew her and she will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kosec Funeral Home, 1615 Parkside Drive, Port Townsend, followed by a service at the funeral home. Rev. Becky Anderson of Quilcene First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend. Pallbearers will be William Russ, John O’Meara, Ron Moos, Ron Southmayd, Jerry Lindsey and Greg MacPherson. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Lindsey, and Mark, Mike and Scott De Rousie. A gathering will follow at Towne Pointe Club House.