Diane Elizabeth (Crow) Van Horn passed away peacefully on September 20, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born in Summit, New Jersey and grew up in Wilmette, IL. She was the loving wife of Paige Van Horn and the devoted mother of Evan and Jackson Van Horn. Diane was the “favorite middle daughter” of Marilyn (Lund) and David Crow. She was the adored sister of Aimee Crow (Craig Garfield) and Alison (Crow) Bauman (Mark). Nieces and nephews Ezra and Lila Garfield, Julia and James Bauman, Hanalei and Makena Anderson loved their auntie greatly. She was the dear daughter-in-law of Barbara Hale and Joseph Van Horn and sister-in-law of Cassandra Ambler (Chris). A large extended family, including grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles were fortunate to be an integral part of Diane’s life. Diane was a beloved and devoted friend to many, adored for her humor and fun- loving spirit. In Wilmette, Diane attended Central School, Wilmette Junior High School and New Trier High School. After graduating with a degree in Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder, she had a successful career in technology software sales in San Francisco, where she met her husband, Paige. In recent years, she was a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Devonshire in Denver. Diane’s greatest love was her boys, to whom she devoted most of her time and attention. She was active in their school community, at one time serving as PTA president. She loved to have adventures and travelled widely throughout her life. She was a voracious reader, could cook, dance, create and choose beautiful art, and was known for her exquisite taste. A private memorial service is planned for Friday, September 25 at 11am and will be available through Zoom. The link to join the zoom is:
Please send stories or memories to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will compile for the family or leave a message in the guest book below. The family held a memorial at Diane’s home on Friday, September 25th, and a recording can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUKWnQtfw_o&feature=youtu.be.
Memorial gifts may be made in Diane’s memory to the National Brain Tumor Society, or a charity of your choice that makes children’s lives healthier or more equitable.