Jim, Daughters and families, I send my love and sympathy upon the death of Diana. What a wonderful woman! Our connection was mostly through church and our daughters Laura and Susan who said, "I loved that family". Diana and I made a trip to Mitchell together for a Social Studies workshop. We stopped at the home place on our way back to Rapid City. Great memories of a great person! Diana Glover
Posted by Diana Glover on March 9, 2022
Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are being thought of and prayed for during this difficult time. I have fond memories of your family living Westberry Trails. God bless. Louise French
Posted by Louise French on March 5, 2022
Jim and family: The news of Diana\s passing was a blow to the heart and soul to many of us here at Vivian. She always called Vivian and the Authier ranch "home," and was a fixture at our community events. Her intellect and bubbling spirit will be missed. Hers was a life "well=lived." May she find peace, love and contentment in a better place,. and may God bless and keep her forever. Lonis Wendt Vivian, SD
Posted by Lonis Wendt on March 5, 2022
I was a senior at St. Martin's Academy in Sturgis when Diana attended there as a freshman. She was in the same class as my youngest sister, Earla, and they became lifelong friends. My main contact with Diana was in the band where we were 2 of 4 drummers in a very small all girls marching band. She was so cute and bubbly then and, the few times I saw her as an adult, she retained that spirit and personality. My sympathies to her family, I know she has to be tremendously missed.
Posted by Leona Howe Schroeder on March 4, 2022
Teresa, I am sending sympathy and prayers to you and all the Authier family as you grieve the loss of your sister. Wishing you strength and peace in the coming days and beyond.
Posted by Mary Jo Rezac on March 4, 2022
Diana and Jim Fox have been great friends and neighbors for many years. We admired them both for their lifelong careers as educators. Diana was a highly polished writer, among her many other talents. Attempts to complement her for any of those things were always met with complete humility, and that big 'Diana Smile!' We admired her adventurous nature, which included travel here and abroad, and always looked forward to those Facebook photos and stories from near and far. More than once over the course of our friendship, when our travel destinations matched up - be it in Texas or on the Gulf Coast, we would rendezvous around food, spirits and mutual friends. Those were such great times! We will miss her a lot, and extend our sincere condolences to her wonderful family and many friends at this sad time! Gary & Deanna Vollmer, Rapid City, SD