Diane Koller Bingham, 67, of Dayton, Idaho, passed away on May 27, 2017, at her home in Dayton. Heaven rejoiced that day as it welcomed home a cherished daughter who has served well as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Diane fought a determined and courageous battle with cancer which first showed its ugly head four years ago.
Diane was born in Logan, Utah on October 22, 1949, the first child of P. LaVell and Elizabeth Potter Koller. She was raised in Weston, Idaho, on the family farm. Diane attended school in Weston and at West Side High School in Dayton, Idaho. Following high school she attended Ricks College for two years. While there, she was chosen as Woman of the Year in the College of Family Living. Next, she attended Brigham Young University, where she graduated in 1972 with a degree in Home Economics.
Diane married her high-school sweetheart, Lynn R. Bingham on September 8, 1971, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She is the mother of eight children. Their lives were blessed by her loving care and her strong belief in her Heavenly Father and her Savior, Jesus Christ. Diane always said that her greatest desire in life was to be a mother...a calling to which she devoted her heart and soul. She had an unwavering confidence in her children, and always assured them that they could accomplish anything they put their minds to.
Diane served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her favorite callings were primary chorister and serving with her husband in the Legacy 2nd Branch at Heritage Home.
Diane enjoyed sewing and made many pieces of clothing for her children in their younger years. She enjoyed working in the yard and garden. She got a lot of satisfaction from preserving as many jars and bags of food as possible each year. She was a devoted farm-wife and was happy to help with swathing and baling as long as Lynn was close by to help if there was trouble. She wasn't the main person performing these jobs, but was a good pinch-hitter when needed. She was honored as Franklin County Farm Bureau Woman of the Year in 2009.
Diane enjoyed reading and collected MANY books. She spent many hours reading to her children and listening to them read. She made sure their studies got done. She loved doing story time for the children at the Larsen-Sant Library where she worked part-time for the past few years. Her music filled the home. She played the piano and could often be heard humming or singing.
Diane's life was filled with selfless service. She served her fellowmen with quiet dignity, never drawing attention to herself. Diane served her community as a first-responder/Emergency Medical Technician for 12 years. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 46 years, Lynn R. Bingham and eight children: Natalie (Bryan) Hollembeak, Val (Erin) Bingham, Glenn-Tyge (Manly) Hayward, Andria (Lared) Hansen, Sheri (Bill) Stegelmeier, Mary (Josh) Starr, Robert (Rebecca) Bingham, David (Julie) Bingham, and 28 grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Koller and seven siblings. She is also survived by many wonderful in-laws and extended family. She was proceeded in death by her father, P. LaVell Koller.
Our family would like to extend many thanks and gratitude to Dr. David Beckstead, for his care and kindness. He is a saint in our estimation. Also, many thanks to the nurses and staff at the Franklin County Medical Center and Home Health, the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, the Inter-Mountain Huntsman Cancer Center, and the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. We are so grateful to the many wonderful neighbors, friends, and loved-ones who have been so kind and giving during Diane's valiant battle with cancer. Your love and kindness have lightened the load. We love you!
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Clifton 1st Ward LDS Chapel. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6-8 pm at Webb Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 am at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com. Interment will be in the Dayton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Larsen-Sant Library in Preston, Idaho.