Kenai resident Elizabeth Dianna Stauffer died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Heritage Place in Soldotna of an extended illness. She was 57.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, at The Salvation Army Chapel, 201 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. Pastor Craig Fanning will officiate. A reception will follow the services downstairs. Her ashes will be scattered in northwest Arizona later in the year.
Additional memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the VFW Post No. 7056 in Kodiak.
Mrs. Stauffer was born March 29, 1946, in San Diego, where she was raised and was a graduate of Grossmont High School. She also graduated from the James Hall School of Beauty and owned a beauty salon from 1970 to 1974. Mrs. Stauffer and her husband moved to Arizona from 1975 to 1976. They then moved to Juneau in 1976, where she worked various clerical and bookkeeping positions. They moved to Anchorage in 1985, where they resided until moving to Kodiak in 1991. Mrs. Stauffer lived in Kenai from 1999 until her death.
She was a charter member of the San Diego Four Wheelers Club and a member of VFW Post No. 7506 Ladies Auxiliary in Kodiak.
"Dianna touched many people throughout her years. She was the shining light in any group and loved being around others. She was a loving mother, daughter, wife, aunt and friend. Dianna brought happiness to all and will be missed by many, but not forgotten," her family said.
Mrs. Stauffer was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Barnett Jr., on Dec. 5, 2003.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Charles "Chuck" Stauffer of Kenai; mother, Martha Barnett of El Cajon, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Tom Walker of La Mesa, Calif.; brother, Joseph Barnett III of Wilkeson, Wash.; sons, Jason Anglum of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Gary Anglum of Killeen, Texas; niece and her husband, Martie and Scott Tally of Anchorage; and grandnephews, Hunter and Jacob Tally of Anchorage.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Hospice of the Central Peninsula, P.O. Box 2584, Soldotna, AK 99669 or to the Kenai Salvation Army, 201 N. Forest Dr., Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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