Diane Ellen “Hopkins” George passed away on April 26, 2017. Diane was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, January 5, 1953. Her parents are Gloria Hopkins (Monroe) and Lee Hopkins (Gold Bar). She was raised in Seattle, Lynnwood and Monroe and was 1971 MHS graduate. Diane married the love of her life, Paul George Jr., in March 1975. They raised their two sons, Brandon and Brian, in Monroe before moving to Manson. 

Diane was a six-year survivor of stage four inflammatory breast cancer, a battle she won. In February 2016, the beast returned, this time in the form of incurable brain cancer. She fought long and hard. Diane loved life, family, friends and the Mariners. She was outgoing and made friends with all. She was a co-founder of MHS Bearcat Pride, and spent many hours doing volunteer work. Her employment over the years was at Renaware, Avon, First Heritage Bank, Wyatt’s Jewelers and Allison’s (Manson). 

Diane leaves behind both of her parents; her husband of 42 years Paul George; her son Brandon (Michelle), of Bothell WA; her first grandchild due July 2017; and son Brian, of Kirkland, WA. Also her sisters Donna (Brett) Thomas, Debra (Gary) Kolrud, Jeri (Tom) Gibson, Marlies (Barry) Haight; her brother Mark (Georgia) Hopkins; best friend Laurie (Rick) Aschenbrenner; childhood friend Susan Fyall; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Please join the family to visit and remember Diane on Saturday, May 20. An open house and potluck will be held at Donna’s home,  26227 Van Brocklin Rd, Monroe WA, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, with an open mic at 3:00pm to share stories.