Diana Davis Doxey passed away at home on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 with a view of her garden and cherished birds. She was born June 1, 1938 in Chicago to Clyde & Pauline (Irvin) Davis, graduated from Fenger High School and attended Illinois Wesleyan College where she met her future husband, Charles C. Doxey, CPA. Their life together brought them three children, Letitia Doxey Painter & Charles C. Doxey both of Minnesota, Liane Doxey of Illinois who recently moved to Valparaiso and their AFS daughter, Deborah McDonald Godwin of Australia. She was beyond proud of her grandchildren, Benjamin and Emily Painter (Seattle, WA), Nastasha and Rebecca Godwin (Sydney Australia), Charles Doxey III (Minneapolis, MN) and Katharine Painter (Minneapolis, MN).
Diana had the opportunity to live in Chicago IL, South Bend IN, Hazel Crest IL, Rockford IL, Peoria IL, Foxpoint WI and finally Valparaiso IN. Her kind, outgoing personality and quick wit made these transitions smooth for herself and family. During their marriage of over 60 years she and husband loved attending plays, art events and traveling. Diana joy of travel started early by going on road trips with her parents all over the USA. Her mother, Pauline earned her Master’s degree by attending classes each summer in Colorado. Diana was perpetually curious about the world and the people around her. Annual vacations to Door County, Wisconsin were cherished events for over 50 years to spend time with family and friends. Diana was very active golfing, gardening, bridge groups and participating in gourmet dinner clubs. Diana took active roles in the communities she lived as Chairman of fund raisers and art events in Rockford, and served as President of PEO, and the Newcomers here in Valparaiso, to name a few.
Along with Charles and the children, Diana is survived by two nephews, Netai Basu of California & Ram Basu of Arizona, their mother and Diana’s only sister, Martha Basu, having preceded her in death.
Diana will join her parents and sister at Hickory Hill Cemetery in Broughton, Illinois. A graveside service will occur August 5th at 10 am. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.