Diane Austin, 62, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023, with her family by her side.
Visitation will be from 6PM-7PM (for immediate family) and 7PM-8PM (for family and friends), on Friday, the 25th of August 2023, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Small visitation with the family will begin at 9:30AM on Saturday, the 26th of August 2023. Graveside services will follow at 11AM, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Randy Beard, officiating.
Diane was born in Midland, Tx, to Paul and Barbra Forest, on May 26th, 1961. She graduated high school in Kermit, Tx, in 1979. She worked as an Inventory Specialist for Milford for 11 years.
Diane is preceded in death by father, Paul Forest and grandson, Reed Austin-Heaton.
Diane is survived by mother, Barbra Forest; brother, Donnie Forest and wife April of Monahans, Tx; sister, Paula Hawkins of Kermit, Tx, partner Jimmy Contreras of Odessa, Tx; daughter, Kristen Powell and Husband James of Paris, Tx ; son, Colby Taylor and wife Kourtney of Fort Stockon, Tx; daughter, Ashley Austin of Stanwood, Wa; daughter, Amy Austin of Roscoe, Tx; grandchildren, Jorden Hawkins, Jayden Taylor, Jailee Taylor, Jennifer Lara, Natalia Urquidi, Brooke Tucker, Jordan Tennon, Kade Heaton, Stephen Taylor, Aydin Cruces, Seth Austin-Heaton, Ian Cruces; great-grandchildren, Jenlee Hawkins, Adilynn Hubbard, Oaklynn Hubbard, Colton Slaughter, and Renellie Bevis.
Pallbearers will be Colby Taylor, Jordan Tennon, Jimmy Contreras, Skylar Hubbard, James Powell, Ricky Nelson, Donnie Forest, Aaron Forest, and Randall Hill.
The family of Diane wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Milford, Christi Ramos at Tx oncology, Star hospice, and the nurses Gloria and Shavonn at MCH.