May 27, 1936 — September 18, 2022
Our beautiful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Dianne Evelyn Blake Croft, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2022, surrounded by the love of her nine children in Hurricane, Utah.
She was born with a twin brother on May 27, 1936 in Santa Monica, California to David Karr William Blake and Evelyn Pearl Brunet. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 16, 1954, in Lindon, Utah.
She met Garth Fisher Croft while attending Brigham Young University. After a short courtship, they married in the
Salt Lake Temple, September 14, 1956.
She loved music and dancing. She started taking piano and organ lessons at a young age and became very accomplished. She has accompanied many musical numbers over the years. She was the hall organist for over 60 years, recently discontinued due to failing health. She touched many hearts with her beautiful music.
Dianne was a wonderful housewife and is best known for her knitted slippers, hats, sweaters, Danish pancakes, homemade bread, jams, family dinners, chocolate chip cookies and Christmas treats . She always looked forward to phone calls and family visits.
She enjoyed doing family history research, studying the gospel, and visiting close friends and neighbors. She was loved and admired by many with her open personality, kindness, warmth, sense of humor and integrity.
She made everyone feel accepted and loved. She never held grudges and taught us to forgive
unconditionally. Her testimony of Jesus Christ was felt through her prayers and the way she lived her life in service to others.
Survived by nine children, Kaelyn (Randy), Garth (Carole), Steve, Gayle (Paul), Scott (Heidie), Deena (Rob), Wayne (Amy), Neil, Marc (Tara), 43 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her parents, brothers David and Wesley, and her husband Garth.
Her reunion is wonderful on the other side, but she will be sorely missed until we meet again. Families are forever.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 23, 2022 at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, Saint George, Utah at 11 a.m. A visitation will be held before 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10 a.m., at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 500 N. 100 West, Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Friends and family who cannot attend services, welcome to watch live by clicking this link: https://online.brushfire.com/dts/spilsburymortuary/yg5bg4np4n.
The family thanks the entire staff at Canyon Hospice, Michael A. Codiga MD and Haven Assisted Living for all of their love and service they provided to Dianne.
Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St., St. George, 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Diane’s online guestbook.