Diane Elaine Gilchrist Garstka
Longtime Estacada resident, Diane Garstka, died at her home Saturday, March 20, 2021. She was 66. Diane Elaine Gilchrist was born September 18, 1954 in Ocean Falls, BC, Canada to Kenneth and Sabina (Hawkins) Gilchrist. After moving to Estacada in 1976 she began her career in construction in the Portland area working for several companies. Diane enjoyed gardening, reading, music, and spending time with her family. She was a loving caregiver, and took a sincere interest in every being she met. Survivors include husband of 40 years Peter, four children, Stefani, Ericka, Joseph and Brian, seven grandchildren: William, Jordyn, Samuel, Sadie, Nathan, Benjamin, and Charlotte and one great grandchild, Kinsley. A celebration of life will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday April 10, 2021 at Estacada Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Humane Society of United States. Estacada Funeral Chapel is in care of the arrangements.