Diana Kay (Stone) Bull, born Nov. 12, 1936, was a dedicated and magnificent, family-driven woman. She was greatly loved and respected by all who knew her.
Diana was an accomplished mother of four sons, Ron, Vince, Bruce and Dell. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in child development from Iowa State University in 1959 and went on to obtain a PhD in “child development challenges” through her caring for and rearing of four active and occasionally strong-willed sons.
She was also an exceptional bowler, bridge player and passed on her very notable salmon fishing expertise to her family. She was also a gourmet cook, even on a Navy paycheck.
Diana was the cherished wife of Lyle Bull, who passed on May 4, 2018. She has now rejoined her soulmate and love of her life in their sacred, eternal and joyful mansion in Heaven.
Diana endured many joys and challenges throughout her life as the wife of a naval aviation rear admiral and bombardier navigator in the A-3 and A-6 aircraft. During three back-to-back Vietnam cruises in which a third of each squadron was lost each cruise, Diana functioned as a single mother of four young children not knowing if her companion would return. Her stalwart and loving nurturing of her four boys during that time, and throughout her life, is a hallmark to this great lady.
Diana Bull passed away peacefully on July 21, 2021 in her cherished Whidbey Island, Wash., home. She spent a joyful morning with her son Vince, then stretched out for an afternoon nap in her comfortable recliner with her beloved Schnauzer Gretel, and passed in her sleep.
She is survived by her four sons, Ron, Vince, Bruce (Tacie) and Dell (Kari); 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Her family was the most important thing to her on this earth, and trumped the truly outstanding legacy of service and leadership she achieved in her 37 years as a Navy Wife. Her love of country, the people she served alongside her husband and, most importantly, her family are the things that have now risen with her to reunite with her Savior, where Diana looks down upon us all with love, and pride.
Until we meet again, on high, rest in blessed peace and joy, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. You have always been the glue in our family, and the best loved mother of all time.
In lieu of flowers please send any donations to the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 N.W. 2nd Ave, Oak Harbor, Wash., 98277, or Wounded Warriors at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.