Dianna Esther Evans

Born in San Jose, California on January 25, 1962

Departed on February 3, 2021 and resided in Antioch, Tennessee

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Dianna Evans, 59 years. Passed on Feb 3, 2021.
Dianna is a retired Fire Captain with CalFire of California; having worked with the department for 30 years in several positions (i.e. Engineer, Training, the SCBA program and The Dispatch Command Center in Central California).
She was a devoted mother, driving her son around the country to multiple Ice Hockey games and tournaments. When her children found opportunities in Tennessee, she followed them to be there; wanting to be closer to her children and granddaughter. She would sometimes fly across the country just to housesit and watch her grand puppies.
She was a beautiful woman with the most helpful spirit and attitude. If you said “Help”, she was there; and don’t even try to get the check at dinner!
Dianna was preceded in death by her father, Vidal Ramirez and both sets of grandparents, Vidal and Theodora Ramirez and Loreto and Theodore Amarilley.
She is survived by her children, Brianna (Steve) MacDougall and Michael Evans; stepdaughter, Thelma Leichty; mother, Eleanor Ramirez (age 90); brother, Chris (Estella) Ramirez; sister, Velen Ramirez; brother, Marco (Hortensia) Ramirez; brother, Ben Ramirez; granddaughter Madison; step grandchildren, Caitlyn and Kelli Barnard and Kim; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 11:00 – 12:00, with a Funeral Service beginning at 12:00; all at The Pavilion at Harpeth Hills, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 37221.

16 Comments to Dianna Esther Evans

  1. Benita
    February 9, 2021 4:39 pm

    My condolences, thoughts and prayers to your family. Dianna will definitely be missed.

  2. June and Mike Smith
    February 9, 2021 7:49 pm

    Dianna was a great neighbor! We love and miss you!

  3. Marsha York
    February 10, 2021 10:30 am

    As a new neighbor, I only had one opportunity to meet and talk to Dianna. We had a wonderful conversation, and in just that small amount of time could see that she was someone special. My deepest sympathy to all of her loved ones.

    • Mary Wuevedo Somek
      February 10, 2021 10:53 am

      Growing up, your home was my home, your sister Velen, my best friend. I’ll remember the kindness, the comfort and caring extended to me for so many years. There are no words. My heart breaks for your loved ones. May you Rest in Paradise, my sweet friend.

  4. Lucia & Family
    February 10, 2021 11:00 am

    Tia Dianna you never had a bad thing to say. Always with a smile and a hug. You were one of the happiest people I know. Thank you for always being who you were a beautiful person who brought light to everyone’s life. You will be missed everyday. Love u.

  5. Larrie Osuna-Cornell
    February 10, 2021 11:02 am

    I never saw my cousin Dianna without a smile on her face. We didn’t see each other all the time but when we were together we were family. She had a laugh I will never forget. She was a gentle soul. Rest in peace. You will be missed.

  6. Connie Pennington
    February 10, 2021 11:16 am

    What a beautiful lady. So much fun, so much to be proud of. We will miss you deeply and you will forever be in our hearts.♥️

  7. Susana Osuna-Mora
    February 10, 2021 12:16 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to Dianna’s Mother, brothers, her sister, and to her children and grandchildren.

    My beautiful Cousin, I’m so heartbroken you have left us, but know that we will be together at a different time, in a different place. It was a privilege to be your family. We always laughed throughout the years, and we always said, “I love you,” to each other every time we were together, spoke, or texted. I’m so glad we kept in touch, thankful we would text often and laugh at all the silly things cousins laugh about. Thank you for always celebrating Mom’s birthdays with us, I knew you couldn’t be at her last one, (96), you were in Tennessee. I will pretend you are still there and I will cherish you always. We were always so proud of your achievements in your career, you were a wonderful, loving daughter, sister, mother and grandma, . I love you so much… Rest easy, my beautiful Pumpkin!

  8. Janice Wilhelm
    February 10, 2021 12:23 pm

    The last time I saw Dianna was around 2007 when my son was in a basketball tournament in Fresno and suffered an injury. Unbeknownst to be me someone contacted Dianna and told her where I was. Next thing I know, she shows up at the high school asking how she could help. I had not seen Dianna in years, yet when the need was there, so was she. I wish all her family peace and comfort and they grieve. Dianna, an angel on earth, you are now with the angels above. May you rest in peace.

  9. Chris Estella Ramirez
    February 10, 2021 12:58 pm

    Our Brat /BabySister,
    When you first arrived we were over joyed! Many years of love,laughter, joy, saddness, and loss have gone by
    for all of us. You were a blessing that will be missed as your smiles also. May the good Lord keep and Bless you. Love you sister.

  10. CHARLES & VEDA GOOCH
    February 10, 2021 1:02 pm

    ONLY NEW HER FOR ABOUT A YEAR WHEN WE MOVE TO CLOVER GLEN IN ANTIOCH TN AWESOME NEIGHBOR REALLY WAS A SWEET LADY REST IN PEACE DIANNA YOU WILL TRULY BE MISS

  11. Gloria Rodriguez Romero
    February 10, 2021 2:03 pm

    I met my cousin Dianna later in life when my Nino / cousin Dianna’s dad was hospitalized some years ago. We chatted for a shot time it was then she left her beautiful expressions on me. Though we didn’t see each other or talk often we’d picked up right where we last left off. What a beautiful being. Prayers for the entire family. An Angel has gone home and Nino waiting with open arms has received her along with our Lord. AMEN.

  12. Linda Romero
    February 10, 2021 2:21 pm

    Dianna you are so loved and will be greatly missed. Your memory will remain in my heart forever. The hole in my heart where you are will be filled with the many memories of us doing silly things, laughing at ourselves and also all the times you were there for me. We will be together again! I love you always.

  13. Ron Subia
    February 12, 2021 11:09 am

    Rest In Peace, thank you for being a friend and a awesome firefighter, it was a pleasure to work with you. God’s blessings to you and your family.

  14. Henry Flores
    February 12, 2021 10:12 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones. You will always be remembered as a sweet kind person and a great firefighter.

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