Diane Michele Zollars
Zollars, Diane Michele 74, of Pullman, WA, passed away September 30, 2021 at Regency Assisted Living in Pullman, WA. Diane was born December 12, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN to Mervin & Edna (Rosengren) Dillner. She grew up in Edina, MN where she attended Edina High School and graduated in 1964. Diane attended the University of Minnesota, receiving her Bachelor degree in elementary education in 1968. Her first teaching job was at the school she had attended as a child. She married Richard Zollars on December 21, 1968 in Edina, MN. The following February he was drafted into the Army. During his deployment she went to Germany and taught at the elementary school on the NATO base in Oberammergau, Germany. She returned to the states in 1970 and, with Richard, moved to Boulder, CO where she continued her teaching career. In 1974 they moved to Charleston, WV; in 1978 they moved to Pullman, WA where she raised their family. Diane was active in the WSU Faculty Wives Club, serving as President until the organization was dissolved. She then became the President of the Gourmet Dining Group, serving as President for over 25 years. Diane loved to travel, living in Tripoli, Libya and Bitburg, Germany before graduating from high school. She and Richard traveled throughout the states and internationally, visiting five continents during their travels. She enjoyed downhill skiing for over 50 years, skiing throughout the states as well as Europe. She assisted her husband with activities supporting the Lookout Pass Ski Patrol, receiving a National Ski Patrol Angel Pin for these contributions. Diane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first. She is survived by her husband Richard Zollars at their Pullman home; her daughter Melanie (Zollars) McGrath of Missoula, MT; her son Andrew Zollars of Bellingham, WA; her brother Michael Dillner of Houston, Texas; and her grandchildren Finnegan & Rion McGrath, Lucas Zollars, and one granddaughter who is on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents. No public services are planned at this time. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, WA has been entrusted with arrangements. Diane and the family request that any donations be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Condolences: kimballfh.com
Published on October 6, 2021
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