Diana 'Diane' Charlene Porth
On January 23, 2022, Diana "Diane" Charlene Porth, a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all she crossed paths with, passed away in her home surrounded by loved ones, in Prineville, at the age of 60.
Diane was born in Myrtle Point, Oregon, to Paul "Ike" and Bernice Holliday on May 30, 1961. Diane was the second youngest of five children. In her early years, Diane lived with her family in Remote, Oregon, and could be found anywhere Mom was, or trailing closely behind her teenage brothers. Diane enjoyed being outdoors, whether it be gardening, exploring, or tending to the family's animals. Diane graduated from Myrtle Point High School, and was lovingly referred to as "Doc" by her closest friends.
After graduation, Diane stayed in Myrtle Point and began working as a server in local establishments such as Tadds, The Colony, and The Birdcage. Diane adored her customers and formed lifelong friendships wherever she went. Diane's outgoing personality and genuine love of others made her a local "friend to all."
In 1990, the love of Diane's life, Russell Porth, showed up at the right place at the right time. Russell fondly remembers this encounter with his "Angel" and is forever thankful he had the honor of being her "Hero" forever after. Diane and Russell were married in 1993 and wonderfully blended two families into one.
Diane and Russell moved to Prineville in 1994, where Diane enjoyed time as a stay at home mother to their children. Diane eventually ventured back into customer service, and the community of Prineville quickly fell in love with her outgoing personality. Diane worked for many years at Exxon/76 Station, and Dennys/Main Station, where she knew her regulars by name. Diane took the time to connect with her customers and offer them a shoulder to lean on in tougher times. Diane truly loved serving others.
Diane's pride in her family was undeniable, and her devotion to them, indescribable. Diane took every opportunity she had to share about her children and grandchildren. Aside from working and raising children, rarely a week went by without time spent on a long drive along the Crooked River with Russell and her beloved dog Chip. Diane enjoyed tending to her flowers, visiting friends and family on the coast, camping in the Ochocos, fishing with Russell and Chip, everything Nascar, her Greenbay Packers, and her Oregon Ducks. Diane looked forward to teasing and celebrating victories with her brothers and "regulars" when the Packers or Ducks won a game.
If you had the pleasure of talking to Diane recently, you know she was excited to finally "return home" to Myrtle Point, Powers, Sunset Beach, Shore Acres, and all of her lifelong friends, and retire. Sadly, Diane was called to her heavenly home before fulfilling this dream.
Diane is preceded in death by Paul "Ike" Holliday, Bernice Holliday, Edward Porth, Arlene Porth, Tom Holliday, Shannon Baker, Terry Holliday, and Jacob Humphries.
Diane is survived by her best friend and husband Russell Porth; brothers, Paul (Landy) Holliday, and Jim (Liesa) Holliday; Sister-in-law, Toni Holliday; and brother-in-law, Edward T. Porth. Children, Joshua Shores, Mark Porth, Amy Humphries, Rochelle (Bill) Porth, Christopher Holliday, and Anthony "TJ" Porth. Aside from raising and fiercely loving her own children, Diane took into her home and loved just as fiercely Nikki Kubitza, Rebecca Baker, and Jesse Snyder.
Diane adored and loved her fifteen grandchildren; Cameron Shores, Jackie Anderson, Jazzy Fields, Sammy Milner, Axel Shores, Brenden Porth, Curtis Porth, Camera Guelld, Alissa Olson, Andrea Olson, Jadin Parry-Kosta, Conner Humphries, Abbygale Humphries, Eionah Holliday, and Aryia Holliday.
Diane was blessed by her five great-grandchildren; Jenny Benson, Bella Benson, Nita Anderson, James Milner, and Irene Milner.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Prineville Elks Lodge on June 25 at 2:00 p.m., 151 N. Main Street.