Diane Cecile Reece
08.26.1955 - 10.08.2007
ODESSA Diane Cecile Reese, 52, of Odessa, died
Monday, October 8, 2007, at Medical Center Hospital.
She was born August 26, 1955, in Odessa, to John and
Lazelle Reese. She was a gas chart integrator for Dawson
Natural Gas in Midland before her health failed her.

She was preceded in death by her father, John E. Reese;
her mother, Lazelle Reese; her brother, Orville "Jimmy"
Higginbotham and three infant children: William Beard, Tina
Thetford, and Amber Majors.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son,
Eddie Gene Thetford Jr.; her daughter, Amanda Diane
Thetford; her sisters, Donna Kay Reese and Susan Weeks;
two uncles, Lowell Sweeten and Marshall Sweeten; four
nephews, James Hardt, Larry Hardt, Bruce Weeks and
Blake Hogue; two nieces, Pam Hardt and Kayla Weeks.
She was also blessed with four grandchildren: Davey Clark,
Savannah Thetford, Serenity Thetford and Madisin Carroll.

Diane loved life and even when her health failed her, she
didn't stop "living." She will be remembered by many friends
whose lives she touched in a very special way. Her courage
and positive attitude will serve as a source of inspiration for
those she left behind. Diane will be greatly missed, but never

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October
12th, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Marcus
Zuniga officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of
Love at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial
Funeral Home.
Published in the Odessa American on 10/11/2007.