Diane Kay Capps September 20, 1953 – May 21, 2013
Our beloved Diane passed away the at the Capps’ residence with her family in her presence. Her time here was made shorter due to her diagnosis of cancer in February of 2012.
Diane was born to the late Keith and Leonora Jacobs. She was the newest daughter in a family of six other siblings at the time. Older brothers, Karl, Keith, Will, Jerry, John and older sister Janelle, all helped to welcome their newest family member. Diane would then be made an older sibling herself after Leonora gave birth to another son, Forrest, and another daughter, Marla. The Jacobs family would call Silt, Colorado, their home for many years to come.
Diane graduated from Rifle High School in 1971. She then went on to attend Adams State university from 1971 to 1975, where she earned a Master’s Degree for teaching Special Education. It seemed that a school setting was always where she was destined to be because this where she would also meet her future husband, Lee Capps. After completing her college education, and marrying the love of her life, the couple settled down in Carbondale, Colorado. During this time, Diane taught with the Re-1 school district from 1976 to 1998. In their time spent in there the couple had two children together, John and Monica Capps. As the family grew, the need for more space did also. This brought the family to Rifle, Colorado, where Diane then taught Special Education at Riverside Middle school for the last 14 years.
Diane leaves behind her husband, two children, a large extended family, and many friends in the local community that will miss her dearly.
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