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In Memory of

Diane Jaramillo Wade

September 10, 1956 - November 19, 2016

Obituary


It is with profound sadness that we lost Diane Christine Jaramillo Wade on Saturday morning, November 19, 2016. While a joyous reunion is going on in the great by-and-by with her parents, grandparents and friends already lost, we are left behind to deeply mourn her sudden passing.

Diane was born on Monday, September 10, 1956 to Belen and Joe Jaramillo of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The youngest of five children, she had a happy childhood, while also learning how to treat and respect others. A proud graduate of Zia Junior High and Las Cruces...

It is with profound sadness that we lost Diane Christine Jaramillo Wade on Saturday morning, November 19, 2016. While a joyous reunion is going on in the great by-and-by with her parents, grandparents and friends already lost, we are left behind to deeply mourn her sudden passing.

Diane was born on Monday, September 10, 1956 to Belen and Joe Jaramillo of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The youngest of five children, she had a happy childhood, while also learning how to treat and respect others. A proud graduate of Zia Junior High and Las Cruces High School, she went onto New Mexico State University (Go Aggies!) . Among her cherished memories were being the first "weathergirl" on Newsview 22 as well as stories she wrote as an intern for the El Paso Times.

After graduation it was onto Albuquerque where Diane became a photographer for KGGM-TV (now KRQE-TV) . Those aerial pictures you saw of the 1980 State Prison riot? She took them. She never forgave Bob Dylan after his security people pushed her and her camera down after trying to get video during a December 1979 concert stop in Albuquerque.

In the middle of 1980, things changed when a radio reporter offered to help her lug her camera gear after a news conference. Later, Diane would date Dan Wade and on June 19, 1982, they were married. It was May of 1987 when they welcomed the joy of their life, Daniel, into their home. In his early years, she stayed home with Daniel and enjoyed life with him and their Bassett Hound, Frieda. They were all good buddies and our early years were moving right along.

Diane eventually returned to the workforce, but even at her job, she could see Daniel across the street at his day care. As Daniel grew and went to Our Lady of the Assumption, Diane volunteered on the H.S.A. Board. She worked for a few other providers in the health care field. Over time, we celebrated a first communion and graduation at our Northeast Heights home. Her favorite thing to do was be on her lounger in the backyard pool and enjoying our new home.

In 2002, she made an enormous sacrifice by leaving her beloved New Mexico and her family by joining her husband and son in North Carolina. Along the way, she became a breast cancer survivor and handled its pain with grace and strength. Granted, she saw many new things here, but was always a daughter of New Mexico. Occasional trips back were never long enough. She did see our son marry his beloved wife, Erika, and enjoyed their company over the past two years.

She was the love of our lives and she knows our grief. From North Carolina, Dan, Daniel and Erika Wade, miss her with great passion. She also loved Erika's parents, Craven and Susan Hicks, as well as their daughter and son-in law. She will be missed by the providers and patients she served in Raleigh, Louisburg and Durham.

From Ohio, her father in Law, James Wade, his children and their families, families she touched while visiting there, miss her and mourn her loss.

In Albuquerque, our neighbors, friends and co-workers were always touched by Diane's friendship. She would send her love to them.

And lastly, her sisters, Rebecca (Fernando) Lucero and Stella (Arturo) Telles and her brothers, James and Joe (George Ann), as well as their families are deeply hurt by her loss. As a husband, I am ever in their debt (as well as their Mom and Dad) for having the privilege of being part of their family all these years.

A visitation will be held at noon, Monday, November 28, 2016 at St. Raphael Church, 5801 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh with mass at 1:00 pm. A reception will immediately follow the mass. Interment will be held at a later date. After services in Raleigh through Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, her ashes will be brought home to New Mexico. Services in Las Cruces will be held at a later date through Baca's Funeral Chapels. Diane would want you to help a hungry person, so if you donate to your local food bank or rescue mission, I assure you that she would be very happy, and she'd also say it doesn't have to be for a holiday, it could be a warm summertime Tuesday.

Anyone can write an obituary, but if I know my wife, she would ask me to write it. She would tell you all of her love for you, her God, the simple beauties of life, its highs and lows, small towns, cows and the color green. Please remember her in your prayers and when you think good things. She is so loved and so very missed.

Love, Dan, Daniel and Erika