S. Diane Petter

S. Diane Petter

S. Diane Petter, 74, of Kirkland, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016. She was born December, 12, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late David and Gladys Croskery. Diane married Gordon Petter, Jr. on August 1, 1964 in Seattle, WA. Diane resided at Life Care Center of Kirkland for the past 14 plus years and was President of the Residence Council. She was a member of Kirkland Congregational Church for close to 40 years. Diane graduated from Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing in 1962. She was a Nursing Administrator at Seattle Children’s Hospital starting in 1965 and finished working at Seattle Surgical Group in 1990. Diane enjoyed shopping, gourmet cooking and entertaining.

She is survived by her husband Gordy; son, Erik Petter (Michele); daughter, Kelly Schmidt; three grandchildren; Savannah Schmidt, Michael and Adam Petter; sister, Ann Lee Stanbra (Brian), brothers, Blair (Judy) and Bill (Sarah); predeceased by her brother David (Zahida).

A celebration of Diane’s life will be held August 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Kirkland Congregational Church, 106 5th Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Strong4Sam.org benefiting pediatric cancer research at http://www.strong4sam.org/products/donate-diane-petter

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