Life History of Diana Helen Holland
Diana Helen Holland was born on August 25, 1959 to Arden and Helen
Hilmo in Everett, Washington, the oldest of four children. Diana grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington where she attended school, graduating from
Lake Stevens High School in 1977. Following high school, Diana attended the Association Free Lutheran Bible School in Plymouth, Minnesota for two years. It was at the Bible school that
Diana met her future husband, Steve Holland.
Upon completion of Bible school, Diana returned to Lake Stevens and went to the Everett Community College School of Cosmetology, then worked as a
beautician until the September of 1981. At this time she returned to the Bible school to serve as the campus cook, a job she worked for two years.
On June 11, 1983 Diana and Steve married at Elim Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens, Washington, Diana’s home church. They made their home in
Minnesota but moved to Washington in May of 1984. They lived in Marysville for several years, then moved to a home in Arlington, and finally
moved to the current home in Marysville in the summer of 2017. Steve and Diana expanded their family in 1992 when sisters Lesa (age 4½ ) and Jacque (age 2) moved into their home as foster children. The girls were adopted in June of 1995. In June 2009, Hannah (age 6 months), who had been born to Lesa, moved into their home full-time and was adopted in June of 2010.
Diana had a deep love for her Savior and was always active in her church, most recently at Atonement Free Lutheran in Arlington. She readily spoke
of her faith and had a sincere desire for others to know Jesus as their Savior. She actively served wherever possible, including recent months as cook for the Atonement Moms Group. Among Diana’s favorite verses were those of Galatians 5:22-23 which list the fruit of the Spirit. Diana also loved to sew, crochet, and cook. Most of all, she had an unwavering and unconditional love for her family, always encouraging them to put their trust in God and to walk with Him.
Steve and Diane were married for 37 years before his passing on September 9, 2021. Diana passed from this life into the presence of her Savior on December 6, 2022 at the age of 63. We trust that she heard the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Diana was preceded in death by husband Steve Holland and her father Arden Hilmo. She is survived by her mother, Helen Hilmo; daughters Lesa Grauman, Jacque Scott, and Hannah Holland; grandchildren Lola, Oaklynn, and Johnathan; brothers Kevin Hilm, Dwayne (Polly) Hilmo, and Gordon (Darla) Hilmo); and several nieces and nephews.
Blessed be her memory.