LISBON — Diane Lantis, 62, died on January 15, 2017 with her loving husband and family at her side. She fought a yearlong battle with anaplastic thyroid cancer that spread to her brain. She was born August 15, 1954 in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of Frances Allen and Eugene Driscoll.

She was a beautiful wife, cherished mother, Grammie, sister, aunt, and friend. Diane left the world like a rainbow quickly passing. She will be forever missed.

She was a fighter who faced death with unmatched courage, always holding onto her faith. Diane left us an example to live by; not only in her death but living her life. All of us have a story of her faithfulness and forgiveness when we didn’t deserve it. She was constant in her love and prayers.

Diane loved animals, especially her dog Daisy, cats, and fish. She also enjoyed feeding the birds. But, what she enjoyed most was being with her grandchildren including five granddaughters Olivia, Ashley, Hannah, Briella, and Delilah; and two grandsons, Wesley and Sawyer. She made each one feel like they were the most special one, with nicknames for them all.

Diane loved going to the ocean with her family and having cookouts. She loved Reid State Park and Bailey Island with trips often ending in cooking crabs and lobsters in a backyard fire. She enjoyed all of the simple gifts of life and deserved more time with her family who miss her dearly. She loved everything: butterflies, rich soil, flowers, trees and puffy clouds in a blue sky. The only thing she didn’t love is thunderstorms.

She is survived by Kurt, her loving husband of thirty years; her two sons, Ron Hills and spouse Sarah, and Jason Flood; a daughter, Sherrie Hills; her brothers, Bob Driscoll and spouse Brenda; Jerry Driscoll and spouse Carol; her three sisters, Margie Campise and husband Campie, Mary Newton and husband Richard, and Debbie Driscoll; seven grandchildren who she loved with all her heart.

A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Pownal Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Avenue Lewiston, ME 04240 (gahumane.org). Memories and condolences can be shared to www.brackettfuneralhome.com.