Dianna Fay (Ashton) Alexander went to live for eternity with her Lord on December 31, 2020. She lost her long battle with cancer at her home in Union City with her loving husband, Joe, by her side. Dianna was born to Clyde and Eilleene (Adamson) Ashton in Bakersfield, California on January 5, 1953. She lived in Arvin, California until the summer before entering the first grade when her family moved west of Greenfield, Oklahoma. Dianna attended Greenfield Public Schools and graduated from there in 1971. During her school years, Dianna was known for her skill as a basketball forward for the Greenfield bulldog team. As powerful as she was on the court, she is remembered most for her kind and gentle spirit. Dianna accepted the Lord as her Savior at a young age and in recent years was a faithful member of Ellison Avenue United Methodist Church in El Reno, Oklahoma.
Dianna worked for various companies over the years and in every position, her sweet spirit caused customers to soon become her best friends. Her managerial skills at the El Reno Domino Service Station were recognized by Shell Corporation in 2017 as one of the top ten managers in the United States for that company. Dianna was a people person, always ready to make someone happy.
Dianna is survived by her husband Joe Alexander of Union City, Ok.; a daughter Sandra Preston and husband Jim of Watonga, Ok.; a son Robert Red and wife Michelle of Yukon, Ok.; sisters Linda Kolar of Hinton, Ok. and Sharon Wilbur and husband Jack of El Reno, Ok.; brother Ronald Ashton and wife Jamie of Lansing, Michigan; three grandchildren Robert Red Jr., Amanda Alexander and husband Trent, and Ashton Talamante and husband Cooper; two greatgrandchildren Wesley Alexander and Jemma Talamante; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Dianna was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Eilleene Ashton.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, Dianna lived the life of a believer as described in 1 Peter 3:4; “let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” Dianna was and will always be precious not only in God’s sight but in the memories of those she leaves behind.
A private family memorial celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are provided by Huber-Reynolds Funeral Home in Minco, Oklahoma. Dianna was a proud supporter of America’s veterans and requested that donations be given to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.