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Diane Marian McDonald

October 24, 1942 - April 14, 2020

Diane Marian Morsefield McDonald  passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday April 14th, 2020 at 75 years of age. She was born in Minneapolis, MN on October 24, 1942, the daughter of Bill and Evelyn Holt Morsefield. She is survived by her daughters, Kelly Fiveash and Jill Savoie, her son Ryan McDonald, her siste…read more

Diane Marian Morsefield McDonald  passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday April 14th, 2020 at 75 years of age. She was born in Minneapolis, MN on October 24, 1942, the daughter of Bill and Evelyn Holt Morsefield. She is survived by her daughters, Kelly Fiveash and Jill Savoie, her son Ryan McDonald, her sister in-law Sherry Herzing,her 8 grandchildren, and many more family members and lifelong friends.

 

Diane was a faithful mother, grandmother, and friend. She cared about her family above everything else, being there for every major and minor event in their lives. Diane made events and holidays extravagant and magical, making her loved ones feel incredibly special with food, indulgent gifts, and lavish decorations on every occasion.

 

Diane was known for her loving nature and silly sense of humor. She loved to dance, tell stories, and make people laugh. Her performance of the Sugar Plum Fairy every Christmas was not to be missed. Everyone she knew could recite a story that Diane loved to tell.

 

She loved to travel so she could spend time with her lifelong friends, taking every opportunity to see them, wherever they were. She made every trip with the person as her destination, the place did not seem to matter.

 

She was a woman of faith and loved the Lord with all her heart. Her life revolved around the church for much of her life. She had a personal relationship with God, and we know she is with him now.

 

Diane worked as a nurse for most of her life as well. She excelled as a scrub nurse assisting doctors in operating rooms for decades at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. She worked in order to do the things she loved but chose to live life her way whenever possible.

 

Diane was born in Minneapolis, MN and lived there through high school and college. Afterwards, she moved to Virginia Beach, VA where she met the love of her life, Michael McDonald. They were married in 1972 and had two children together. She also lived in Chicago, IL and Pensacola, FL before settling in Asheville, NC for the final 30 years of her life.

 

She filled the room with her vibrancy and infectious spirit. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

 

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