September 8, 1950 - September 21, 2019
Diane Louise (Gagnier) Tracy passed away amongst family and friends in Layton, Utah on September 21, 2019. Born on September 8, 1950 in Eugene, Oregon to JD and Maxine Elouise Parker Carter, Diane was the 3rd of four children. She lived in Springfield, Oregon during her childhood, where she attended Thurston High and was a member of the graduating class of 1968. When she was 16, she was invited to a church youth activity and was eventually baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 5, 1967 and moved to Utah shortly thereafter to attend Brigham Young University. After her sophomore year, she was called to serve a mission in North and South Dakota and served in various areas including amongst the Native Americans. Her missionary work extended to her family and many of them were baptized because of her example and efforts. She was married in the Salt Lake Temple in January 1978 and, later, remarried John Gagnier in the Jordan River Temple on November 1st, 1986, and Jay Tracy on June 1, 2017. Diane was a faithful member of the Church throughout her life and served diligently in a variety of callings, including Stake Relief Society Counselor, Family History Specialist, Minister, and Gospel Principles teacher. Diane graduated from Brigham Young University in elementary education and taught grade school for over 30 years. She loved teaching and children and received her master's degree from BYU in 1997 and was a dissertation away from her PhD. Diane loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren, and loved to take them on adventures. She also loved animals, especially her cats, and cared for them immensely. She loved to read, garden, travel, camp, play Phase 10, go to the movies, watch sports, and go to the temple. Diane was a hard-working member of her community and an active participant in her civic duties. Above all, Diane was a kind and loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a shining example to all who knew her. She will be infinitely missed and we can’t wait to see her again. She led many to the gospel of Jesus Christ and when she crosses through the veil, there will be thousands waiting to meet her. Diane was preceded in death by her parents; her brother; her second husband, John Gagnier; and two of her sons, Kimball and Joshua. She is survived by her husband, Jay Tracy, her children. Tina, Garth, Daniel, Dana, Josh and 13 grandchildren. Services will be held at noon on Friday, September 27th at the Salt Lake Jordan Stake Center, 4700 South 3676 West, Taylorsville, UT with a viewing prior to services from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Internment at Elysian Burial Gardens.
Diane Louise (Gagnier) Tracy passed away amongst family and friends in Layton, Utah on September 21, 2019. Born on September 8, 1950 in Eugene, Oregon to JD and Maxine Elouise Parker Carter, Diane was the 3rd of four children. She lived in... View Obituary & Service Information
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