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Dianne DeBois
  • Memorial contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Fund.

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Dianne DeBois, 66, died peacefully May 11, of a short, acute illness.
She attended Wooldridge Elementary School, O'Henry Middle School and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1963. During her school years, she made many lifelong friends.
One such friend was Joanne Jennings Riley. Joanne and her husband Richard, her sons and brothers were like family to Dianne. Judy Weyerman Kutin and Kelly Jarrell Luedeke were also lifelong, dear friends. She loved the weekly happy hour get-togethers of the Class of '63.
In 1970, Dianne graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Biology and Chemistry. She worked as a chemist, biologist and environmental specialist. In midcareer, she changed direction and became a paralegal, working for the Railroad Commission.
Dianne was passionate about the environment and was a founding member of the Save Barton Creek Association. She was also passionate about animals and her beloved pets.
Dianne was preceded in death by her parents, Bess and John DeBois, and her brother, John. She is survived by her sisters, Barbara DeBois of San Antonio and Toni Inglis of Austin as well as her nephew, Page DeBois of Kyle.
A graveside service will be held at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Fund.