Diane C Morrison

September 21, 1941 - January 20, 2024

Diane C Morrison

September 21, 1941 - January 20, 2024


Diane (Gonder) Morrison passed away in her home with her husband Bill Morrison holding her hand and her family by her side. Diane was born September 21, 1941 in Livingston, MT. She grew up next to the train tracks where her father worked for the railroad. Diane lived with her parents and brother Butch across the street from her Italian grandparents, and next to several aunts and uncles, all who showered her with love. She spoke fondly of Livingston, mentioning Wilcoxson’s delicious chocolates (that her mother dipped), the Murray Hotel, and Sacajawea park. In 1966 she married Bill Morrison, who was raised on a farm near Waubay, SD. They lived in North Dakota, Colorado and eventually settled in Billings, Montana where they raised their two children Shawn and Pam Morrison.

Diane was a teacher at Senior High School where she taught shorthand and typing. Diane also taught at the Career Center and Lincoln Center where she taught computer education classes to anyone who could tolerate learning MS-DOS. Her husband Bill even managed to take a class from her, twice actually, and failed both times. Ha! She loved teaching and missed the classroom daily. Diane enjoyed spending time with her dear friends Beverly, Francis (maid of honor), Cathy, and Donna. She missed them after she moved to Bellingham, WA and spoke of them often.

Diane was a beautiful woman who loved her husband, family, and friends…and they loved her right back just as much.

She is survived by her husband Bill, son Shawn (Kara), daughter Pam Kuntz (Mark), two grandchildren Jack and Morrison Kuntz, two step grandchildren Middy Davis and Chloe Jachim (Teddy), a great granddaughter Lou Davis and her brother Bill “Butch” Gonder of Bozeman, MT.

Diane requested cremation, and that she be returned to Montana. Family and friends will enjoy her memory while sharing an Italian meal and listening to Jack and Morrison play the piano.

Diane and Bill have been contributing to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for years. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to St. Jude.

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5 responses to Diane C Morrison

  1. What a great picture you chose of Diane, showing her fun loving spirit to the max! I was one of Diane’s adult students learning MS-DOS from her but I must have been a better student than Bill because I passed the FIRST time! LOL! I met you, Bill, when your relative from Norway came to Billings and we all had lunch together, remember? Anyway, Diane was one of those teachers that is never forgotten. Blessings to all of you.

  2. Diane and I are related by marriage. Bill is my cousin. Our families would get together often while living in South Dakota. The boys in the Morrison family were always so fun to be around. They loved to rough house and play with us as younger kids. I didn’t get to spend much time around Diane but each time she was so warm and inviting. I admired the family they raised. I am so very sorry for the loss the family is going through. Her spirit will be with you forever.
    Betty Aldridge Schram

  3. Pam says:

    My mom is beautiful in every way. This picture captures it all. We miss her terribly. We love you mom…

  4. Linda says:

    In every photo, I feel Diane’s happiness!! She was well loved and her smile is the proof!
    Diane’s joy shines in her eyes from those Jack and Mo hugs!
    Pam has some of her mom‘s expressions, especially in this photo! It’s a look that is part mischief and part pure delight!
    I’m so happy I got to journey where Diane grew up in that wonderful, windy town of Livingston! I have pics of her home and possibly her old fashioned swing set in her back yard. I got to meet a nearby neighbor, who was compiling a book about the neighborhood and all the folks in it, like Diane!!
    My heart goes out to Bill, Pam, Jack , Mo – the whole family. She is missed deeply. Her spunk, wit and pizzazz lives on in all of you! She is watching over and keeping you safe for always and forever.

  5. Jerome Ries says:

    Bill, sorry to hear about Diane’s passing. Conn called and talked with me for a while so I went to see if I could find her obituary. I took a couple computer classes from Diane when she was in the Lincoln Center. Hope the support of family and friends help you get through this tough time. Wishing the best for you and your family.

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