On May 12, 2020, Diana Thornley ascended on angels’ wings heavenward to return to her Heavenly Father from the ALS disease. Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with Priest Fabian Feijo officiating.
She was born September 17, 1957, at Fort Benning, Georgia to the late Harry F. Johnson and Elly L. Einloft Johnson. Diana graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1975, belonging to the Honor Society. Diana married Randy 5 October 1991, and they have celebrated 29 years together. She loved life, sharing it with others, and remained faithful in the New Apostolic Church. She loved cooking, embracing her German heritage, caring for family and others, and seeing new and different sights and places. Diana excelled in all employment opportunities in the opening of Lowes in Killeen, Texas as a paint department employee when the store opened and leaving as an assistant store manager. She later worked as a contractor in Contracting Command in III Corp Headquarters on Fort Hood, Texas to help start Fedbids and get its foothold in government purchasing, demonstrating her many accomplishments, and mastery of making the reverse auctioning a success for her company and the U.S. Army.
Diana is survived by her husband, Randall A. Thornley; children, Barry Thornley and wife, Angela, Joshua Thornley, and Jenifer Thornley; brother, Elmer Johnson and wife June; sister, Carmen Baker, and husband, Robert; and 13 grandchildren.
A fund at https://fundraising.alstexas.org/o/en/campaign/diana-thornley is set up in Diana’s name for donations in lieu of flowers to help benefit others that suffer from this terrible disease, that one day a cause and cure may be found.
Our sincere appreciation to Scott and White Hospital, Emory Bellard ALS Clinic, Alstexas.org, Advent Health Central Texas, New Century Hospice, New Apostolic Church, Scott’s Funeral Home, friends, and family.
Contributions can be made to the ALS Association of Texas, 2301 W Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757. Donations can be made online at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/diana-thornley.