Diane Renee Wells
Diane R. Wells passed away on April 30, 2020 in Lincoln, NE.
She is survived by her daughter Michaela Wells of Lincoln and brother Scott Wells of Boone, IA.
Diane was born February 9, 1955 to LaVerne “Bud” and Bonnie (Siddall) Wells in North Platte, NE. She graduated from Boone High School, Boone, IA in 1973, going on to receive her Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College, Wayne NE in 1976 and a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1989. Following her graduation, she worked in radio. She then began a 30-plus year career at the Nebraska Library Commission, first in the Talking Book and Braille Services and then in Information Technology. She retired in 2019.
Just out of college, Diane married Jim Greenlee in Wayne, NE. They divorced in the mid-1990s. Later that decade she had a significant relationship with Jeremy Hickenbottom, that gave her the pride and joy of her life, their daughter Michaela. In 2006, she married Paul Glaspie. They divorced in 2011.
Diane had a wonderful ability to focus on the positive aspects of life and find the good in people. She had a drive to encourage people to make their lives better, always willing to lend a helping hand and an empathetic ear to both friends and strangers alike.
Diane was blessed to have a wide variety of friends. She valued each one for the unique gifts they brought to her life. She cherished them, as they cherished her. Although saddened by her passing, her family and friends take great delight and comfort from having shared her life.
Diane’s body has been cremated, but her joyous spirit lives on in all that were fortunate to have known her. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
As Diane would have wanted, memorial contributions should be made to causes that help people.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
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I am so very sorry to hear this news. I spent my high school years doing things with Diane, in church, theater, and general hanging out. She was a fun and good person and will be missed.
Diane was a fun loving person. I am so sorry for your loss.
I was very sorry to hear this. Even though we’d lost touch, I still have very fond memories of Diane growing up in Boone and attending high school together. I always remember her positive attitude, her willingness to believe the best in people and her smile. May her spirit rest in peace. My sympathies to her daughter and brother on their loss.
I am saddened to hear about the passing of Diane. I didn’t see her often, but I always enjoyed visiting with her. We were classmates in the Boone High School Class of ’73. It was usually at class reunions that I saw her. One thing that we had in common was that our mothers were good friends having attended UNI at the same time. Diane’s parents and my parents went to the First Presbyterian Church in Boone. Diane was a good person that cared about people. My sympathy to Diane’s daughter and to her brother, Scott and any other family members..
So very sorry for your loss..I was a class friend from Boone High, Diane was a very nice person loved talking to her at class reunions.
I met Diane 37 years ago, she became my best friend soon thereafter. We shared so much with each other she became the first person I went to in sunshine and in rain. One of the greatest gifts she gave me was to be with her for the birth of her beautiful daughter, Michaela. Diane raised an amazing woman, I loved spending time with both of them and I am proud to be “Aunt Cammie”. My life feels so much emptier now, I miss my best friend so much. She has been such an important part of my life for so long, I feel a little lost. I am so thankful for all the years we had together and all the wonderful memories, they are special gifts from my best friend who I affectionately called “Dino”. Micheala and Scott I love you both dearly if you need to talk or need any help remember I am only a phone call away.
Goodbye my dear friend, I will always love you, Love, Cammie
Just learning about Diane’s passing. She was a friend of great value although we weren’t able to get together or connect for years. Will cherish her memory.