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Diane McWilliams

January 15, 1945 — January 3, 2022

Diane L. McWilliams, age 76, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away January 3, 2022. Diane was born January 15, 1945 in Lakewood, Ohio to John Arthur Tooman and Constance (Hess) Tooman.

A proud native of Ohio, she graduated from Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio and as a registered nurse from St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.  An adventurous person, she moved to Colorado to ski and work at Porter Memorial Hospital as an operating room nurse and in-service surgical instructor. In 1978 she married Jerry McWilliams of Cheyenne and moved to Wyoming where they raised two sons on their ranch. In Wyoming, she graduated with a journalism degree from Laramie County Community College, served as a legislative intern, and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  Over the years, she worked in communications and public relations at the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Cheyenne Leads, and United Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; sons, Scott (Megan) and Justin (Shannon); two grandchildren, Joshua and Olivia; her beloved relatives; cousins, Sue Naughton, June Kearney, Tom and Terry Tousley; and life-long friend, Noreen Havelka. She was preceded in death by her parents and several close aunts, uncles and cousins in Ohio.

Diane loved her family and the Lord very much and was a member of Family Harvest Church.  She was also a member of the Centennial Antique Tractor Club and a life member of the Texas Trail Museum.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse or Family Harvest Church missions fund.

A celebration of Diane’s life with will be held at the Family Harvest Church, 320 W 23rd Street in Cheyenne at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday January 27, 2022.  Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.

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