Diana Lee Musgrave, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away May 6, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. She was born December 16, 1941, in Seminole, Oklahoma, where she resided until the age of ten. After short stops in Snyder, Texas, and Garland, Texas, she graduated from high school in Dallas, Texas. Diana loved Dallas and found it very exciting. To this day, she loved her occasional shopping trips to North Park Mall. Diana’s Dad owned movie theaters, and she loved the movies. She was also an avid reader and always had a book handy.
Diana’s next move was to the University of Oklahoma where she pledged Tri Delta Sorority and picked up her “forever” nickname, Dede. While at OU, she met her future husband, George. They were married on December 27, 1961, and have loved each other for the past 60 ½ years. Dede loved to travel and has been everywhere, worth seeing, in the United States, along with Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Dede adored her three wonderful children, Craig, Robin and Scott, and her eight grandchildren were the light of her life. Craig and Missy’s children: Kurtis and his wife Taylor Kunz, Katarina and Maddie. Robin’s children: Brennen and Baylee and her husband Ricky Miller. Scott’s children: Parker, Carson and Ryland. She would have loved Kurtis and Taylor’s great-grandchild, which is on the way.
After two years in the Army, Dede and George settled in Norman. Dede formed the Women’s Auxiliary for the Norman Homebuilder’s Association. She was a member of the Norman Assistance League and formed several book clubs. One of the book clubs was the Book Mark, which she formed with her good friend, Joan Berry. After Joan’s passing, Dede managed the club for twelve years. Besides ballgames, cheerleading and grandkids, in her spare time, Dede was the Chief Interior Designer for George’s building business.
To know Dede was to love Dede, and she never met a stranger. She had a knack for drawing life stories out of people she didn’t know. The secret was that she really was interested in what they had to say. Dede loved life, and she was one-of-a-kind.
Dede is survived by her husband, George; her three children; her eight plus grandchildren; and all those who loved her.
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