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Official Obituary of

Diane Southall Trevino

June 7, 1940 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Diane Trevino Obituary

Early in the quiet morning of February 11, 2024, at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ethel Diane Southall Trevino, our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and Friend, passed away peacefully, and somewhat unexpectedly as a result of the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Born June 7,1940 in Rupert, ID to Albert Feeman Southall and Afton Fay Dockstader, she was raised with her older sister Keren in Rupert, Idaho. There she made the friendships of her youth and attended school, graduating from Minico High School in 1958. In her young adulthood, she joined the Navy for a brief period, and performed as a concert pianist in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. In her later life, she completed her studies in cosmetology, becoming a licensed cosmetologist.  

She married Daniel J. Hunter in June of 1961 in Elko, NV (later divorced) and they had 2 children, Todd (Leesa) and Dana Lawrence (Richard).  Diane lived for many years in Granger, Utah and moved to Murray, Utah in 1974, later settling in Cottonwood Heights where she became active in the Church and made many lifelong friends.  She married Allen Trevino in the Salt Lake Temple in 2009 and loved becoming a part of his life, family and friendships.

Diane was a talented Salesperson and held many positions with Jafra, Mary Kay, Ex-cel-cis, and RC Willey.  She was quick to make a friend and always made others feel valued and important.

Diane loves music and was a talented musician, performing some of the world’s greatest compositions on the piano, and even composing a few of her own songs.  As her hands began to succumb to the crippling effects of arthritis, she learned to play with the edges of her fingers and continued to entertain her family.  Her great grandchildren in particular loved to watch and listen to her play.

Diane couldn’t stand to be seen without her makeup done and her hair perfectly styled.  She kept herself in excellent shape and dressed with class.  She worked as a fashion model for many years and enjoyed the feeling of displaying fine clothing.  She loved to go out for a nice dinner and quality entertainment.

Diane is a lover of animals and has a particular affinity for small yappy dogs. Her love for them was deep and her little Gracie will miss her terribly. 

As a single mom for many years, Diane provided her children with their every need and often sacrificed her own needs in order to buy a new baseball glove, athletic shoes or a dance costume. She has a contagious laugh and always loved to make others happy, particularly with a home cooked meal.  Having learned to cook from her mother and grandmother, she made delicious meals with whatever was in the house, rarely using a measuring cup or spoon. 

Diane lived and loved courageously and is fiercely independent. Hers is a legacy of hard work and the joy that comes from being with family.  She is survived by her husband Al, her 2 children, 7 grandchildren: Sarah Gayheart (Cory), Mandy Lemmon, Daniel Addison Hunter (Lacey), Spencer Hunter (Whitney), Abby Pendleton (Shandon), Kara Lawrence, and Merrill McKay Hunter. Along with 15 great grandchildren: Stockton, Hunter, Eliza, Beckett, Haven, Ivy, Dawson, Eden, Molly, Jonah, Samson, Hunter, Lorik, Monson and Kaleah.  Preceded in death by her parents and sister Keren Arritt.

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints East Millcreek 11th Ward located at 2702 East Evergreen Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT at 11:00 am Thursday, February 15, 2024. There will be a visitation from 10:00-10:45 am prior to the services. Interment will be at Elysian Burial Gardens located at 1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek, UT. Services can be live-streamed by selecting the “Watch Stream” link of Diane’s obituary page at

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February 15, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
East Mill Creek 11th Ward
2702 East Evergreen Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Funeral Service
February 15, 2024

11:00 AM
East Mill Creek 11th Ward
2702 East Evergreen Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

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