Jan. 5, 1947 – April 1, 2005
Diana Wixie Sherwood Harlow Ruckman passed away kicking and screaming after a courageous battle against severe diabetes and heart disease. Diana was born Jan. 5, 1947, to Dr. D. Wayne Sherwood, a pioneer in nuclear physics, and Gladys Urton Sherwood in Seattle, Wash. Diana grew up in Albuquerque, NM, where she graduated from New Mexico State with a bachelors degree in public relations.
After a career change, Diana earned her accounting degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
All her life, Diana believed in the merits of education and enjoyed academics and learning. Later in life, Diana worked as a business owner and always displayed a high ethical standard by treating customers with compassion. She was extremely generous in her personal and professional life.
Survived by her husband, Eddie Ruckman, Tooele; son, USAF Captain James Brian Harlow and his wife Dawn; grandson, Boddie Coleman Harlow; grandaughter, JoAnna Franks; her dear friend, Rosemary Anderson; and her business partner of ten years and travel companion, Margaret Woody.
Mom, you will be missed, thank you for being a great role model. I was always very proud of you. You will always be loved.
A memorial in Diana’s honor will be held at Tate Mortuary on Sunday April 10, at 2 p.m.