4th February 1943 – 22 October 2014
Sole Society Sewell Co-ordinator
Diana joined the Sole Society in 1997 and became Research Co-ordinator for the Sewell surname in 2000 until earlier this year when she resigned due to ill health.
Born in Bexley Heath, Diana worked as a cardiographer in Lambeth hospital and it was there that she met her future husband David. They married in Surbiton in 1964 and had two children, Simon an artist and Mark a musician. She returned to work after having her sons and rose to become the Senior Cardiographer at Kingston Hospital.
Not one to let the grass grow under her feet, she completed a BA honours degree in history and economics as well as a City and Guilds in gardening. She loved gardening, something she inherited from her father. In the evenings she loved working on fine embroideries.
Diana and David
enjoyed travelling and as well as extensive travel in Europe they visited
Tasmania and New Zealand, Hong King and the USA. An early trip involved the
purchase of a motor bike for £25 to tour the north of Scotland.
Diana was a
gentle, unassuming person who quietly worked hard for the society and commanded
respect from her fellow committee members.
Our sympathies are
extended to David, Simon and Mark.