Diane Elizabeth Robison (Woods) of Mobile, Alabama, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones, after a courageous battle with breast cancer, on Sunday, April 30, 2023.
Diane was born in Melrose, MA to the late Barbara R. Woods and Henry A. Woods. She was a graduate of Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT for Radiological Sciences. She worked for many years at Providence Hospital as the Director of the Cancer Center.
Diane was preceded in death by her loving husband, Doug, and sister, Barbara. She is survived by her children, Rebecca (Shannon), Beau (Allie), and Ashley; her granddaughter, Alana; along with grandsons, Gabe and Daniel. She is also survived by her sisters, Linda and Nancy (Paul); the Ferry Family, Susan Bridges; and numerous friends and colleagues.
Diane was known for her cunning, quick-witted personality. She was an avid traveler, who loved boarding carnival cruises, hosting parties, volunteering at Camp Bluebird, and making friends with a Martini or a wine glass in her hand.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Camp Bluebird, which was very dear to her heart. Donations can be made at https://foundation.ascension.org/alabama/providence-hospital-foundation/donate-now and select Camp Bluebird in the drop down menu.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
You were a blessing to those that knew you. You’ll be greatly missed.
Diane’s grace, and strength, wit and personality, and legendary hospitality, will forever be in our hearts.
I worked with Diane at Providence hospital for several years. We worked together to rebuilt homes for habitat for humanity. She was very giving of her time to help others and was a wonderful person. She will always be remembered.
As I write this, so many memories of Diane are going through my head. Her caring attitude brought so much joy to all who knew her. She was a pillar of strength throughout her battle with cancer, always thinking of others and putting them before herself and willing to help in any way she could. I will never forget Diane and she will long live in the hearts of those who were privileged to know her.
Please embrace Diane’s family whose hearts today overflow with grief, unanswered questions and such a sense of loss. Please grant them space to express their tears, hold them close and give them peace in the coming days.
I will truly miss you my dear sweet friend. We went on a cruise April 30-May 6. I carried you in my heart. I was sitting alone, waiting for Trivia and someone behind me said Can I sit with you and I turned…it was a woman and she said Hi I am Diane… And I just smiled and said of course you are… I will always carry you in my heart… Thanks for the love, laughter and joy of our friendship. I will see you again my friend…