Diane Marie Otero, 60, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 from pneumonia to be in the Loving Arms of Jesus.
Diane was born May 13, 1960 at Twin Falls Idaho Hospital, the youngest of four siblings. She was very young when her mother Wanna and birth father divorced.
She was raised by a very loving, caring and understanding Mom and Dad, (Wanna & Nelson Hill).
Nelson loved her Mom and he chose to love and raise the four of us. Diane always knew she was loved by both of them and so did the rest of us. We were all a happy family growing up with many adventures.
She loved to be out in nature, camping and fishing, which we did a lot of nearly all summer for years growing up.
She loved animals as the family always had numerous dogs and cats which she cherished.
Diane, from the time she was born, was a happy energetic kid. She learned to walk early, and soon after her first steps, she began to just run everywhere. She was hard to keep up with as she was so full of energy.
She always loved people and had an outgoing personality. She was a very trusting soul, never knew a stranger.
Even though, for the most part she was always happy, we could see, early on, she was having some struggles.
She first struggled in school with learning problems. This affected her life through all her school years.
Then later in her teen years, she was diagnosed with mental illnesses which she suffered from until the end of her life. This was a real and ongoing reality for her and our whole family.
Through it all, she still maintained a happy attitude toward life. She never knew a stranger as she would immediately strike up a conversation with folks. She wanted to know all about them. Before you left your first encounter with her, she would know your name, if you ’ re married, how many kids you have, and where you work by the time she was through talking to you. As long as she kept her illness in check, she was a happy person, just like when she was a kid. She loved to joke around with you too.
She loved her family so much and always said how much they did for her and how much she misses them.
We miss Diane so, so much but the Lord had a better plan for her. Diane is now free from the mental illness she suffered and is fully whole now, with a new regenerated body and mind. Though she is no longer here alive in body, she is always with us in spirit. She is no longer here on earth but in heaven.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
She is in the Loving arms of Jesus now. He is saying to her, “ Well Done, you have served me well as an example to others. ” Our family and other people who interacted with Diane, no doubt have learned some valuable lessons from her struggles.
Thanks be to the Lord she is with him and other family who have gone before her.
AMEN!!!! We Love You Always Diane and Truly Will Continue to Miss You and We Are Missing You Now!
Diane is survived by her Dad, Nelson Hill; her sister, Cindy (Bob) Chumley; her brother Tony Hill; her sister, Darlene Otero; her nephews, Jason Chumley and Tony Chumley; and her niece Ashley Johnson.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Wanna Hill.
Services will on: September 1, 2020 Time:10:30 a.m.
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, ID 83606