Violet Brown Diehl
Violet "Vi" Brown Diehl, 85, of Las Vegas, Nev. Died Jan. 6, 2007 from complications of cancer. She was born May 10, 1921 to Einar and Marie Brown in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Vi was raised and educated in Salt Lake and graduated from South High School. She married her lifelong sweetheart, Claude Diehl, on June 1, 1940. They moved to Dolores, Colorado where Claude worked for the Montezuma Lumber Company. During World War II, while Claude served in the Navy, Vi lived in Salt Lake City, where they stayed after his return.
After Claude's retirement they moved to Bloomington, Utah where they were members of the Bloomington Country Club, enjoying golf and wonderful friends. After 13 years they moved to the San Diego area. They traveled extensively. Vi treasured visiting family relatives in Denmark and touring European countries where she had close friends. She always loved the beautiful forest and ocean sites in Oregon, so they moved to wooded Little Whale Cove in Depoe Bay, where they lived for 16 years.
In 2006, because of Vi's health problems, they moved to Las Vegas to be near their family.
Vi was a lovely woman, a most caring wife, mother and grandmother who always put family first. She was a most gracious hostess, a fantastic cook, and amateur painter. Her passing leaves a tremendous void in many lives.
She was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Claudia Archuleta in 1982.
Vi is survived by her husband of 66 years, Claude; daughters Nancy Montgomery and Jan Bernard; son Roger; five grandchildren and seven grandchildren, all of Las Vegas. Also, one grandson and five great-grandchildren in Salt Lake City; one granddaughter and great-grandson in Dallas, Texas; and one granddaughter in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Private services will be held. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas, 1111 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101.
The News Times, Newport, OR Jan. 17, 2007