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Our beloved wife, mother, grandma, and sister, Diane Michaelsen Bybee, 62, returned to our Eternal Father in Heaven on February 17, 2022. She passed away at her home in Richfield, surrounded by family after a very valiant battle with glioblastoma.
Diane was born to Garth and Mona Lee Michaelsen on November 21,1959 in Richfield. She was the second youngest of 6 children. Growing up in Richfield she enjoyed running around the garden, spending lots of time at Fish Lake with Grandpa at the cabin, tagging along with her 4 sisters and 1 brother that were some of her very best friends for her whole life. In high school she enjoyed the gymnastic team, the softball team, dragging main, and working as a waitress. She graduated from Richfield High School in 1978. Her fun and spontaneous teenage years lead her into adult years and through motherhood where lifelong memories were spent living in Richfield.
She married Lee Bybee, February 16, 1980, in Richfield, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. She was a very devoted mother to her 3 children whom she loved unconditionally. Her love and devotion were even more fierce for her 5 grandchildren.
Diane was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fulfilling many callings throughout her life. Her love and selfless service grew with her up until the end. With her hard work ethics, she led a great example with 17 years at First Security Bank and 23 years at CUES where she was the Executive Secretary/Office Manager. She loved being in the outdoors from planting flowers, mowing lawns to camping, crafting, vacationing to Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and the Church History tour back east to name a few. She loved life to the fullest always putting her family or someone before herself; always greeting people with her contagious smile and instant friendship. To know her was to love her.
She is survived by her husband; son, Josh Bybee; and daughters: Chelsea (Cody) Pollock, Amber Bybee; her beautiful grandchildren: Katch and Kindyl Bybee; ChezLee, Crue, and Carver Pollock; siblings: Cheryl Huntsman, Patti (Bruce) Utley, Nancy (David) McClellan, Blaine (Paula) Michaelsen, Kristi (Jade) Shepherd; many in-laws and many nieces and nephews whom she loved unconditionally.
Diane is proceeded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Dennis Huntsman.
We as a family would like to thank Dr. Colton Bracken, Dr. Zachary Reese, Dr. Jared West and Intermountain Homecare and Hospice team for their love and compassion they showed for our mom through out her battle.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 12:00 Noon in the Richfield 3rd Ward Chapel, 985 South 400 West. Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield, or Tuesday morning at the ward chapel from 10- 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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