Diann Gay Trappett, 71, of Gig Harbor, Washington, passed away on February 8, 2024. She was born on July 11, 1952, in Ogden, Utah, to Junius and Gay Kershaw. Diann’s creative and generous spirit touched the lives of many, and she will be deeply missed by her loved ones.
Diann worked as a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service in Ogden, Utah. She was dedicated to her co-workers and made a lasting impression on all of them.
Diann had a multitude of hobbies that showcased her remarkable creativity and talent. She excelled in various artistic endeavors, including sewing, embroidery, crocheting, and crafting beautiful pieces. She learned to master the art of cake decorating and made Easter eggs sculpted from sugar. Diann went to beauty school where she learned how to cut and style hair and do beautiful make-up. Organization was another talent of hers, which she enjoyed so much that it became a hobby in itself.
Diann’s two most distinguishing characteristics-her wicked sense of humor and her ability to allow people to speak candidly-will be sorely missed.
Eccentric, rowdy, tough, girly, wise, and charming, Diann was truly a mesmerizing force of nature. We were all lucky to have known her.
Diann is survived by her husband, LaMar “Woody” Trappett, her sister Sheila Kershaw, her daughter Hilary Evans (Trappett), her niece Michelle South (Anderson), her niece Rainy Kimber, and numerous cousins and their families. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Evelyn May Kershaw (Craycoft), her father Junius H. Kershaw, Jr., her mother Gay Kershaw (Butters), her sister Gwen Kimber (Kershaw), her brother Russel Kershaw, her sister Elaine Kershaw-Hertzke, and her son Richard Kershaw.
In keeping with Diann’s creative and generous spirit, a memorial service is deferred, allowing the diversity of her loved ones to celebrate her life in ways that are meaningful to them.