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Diana Davis Bell

Obituary for Diana Davis Bell

October 21, 1944 - March 18, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 73


Diana Davis Bell was welcomed into her Heavenly home Sunday, March 18, 2018. Diana committed her life to the service of others regardless of their social status, and to her beloved husband Doug and their family. She enthusiastically spread her joy and zest for life with everyone she met.

As co-founder of Trinity Center with Doug, she felt a passion for acceptance of our downtown neighbors. She was a doer who never sought recognition for her service, and who enjoyed hand-on ministry to others. Her primary focus was always hospitality and making our neighbors feel welcome in a safe place for respite from the streets and to receive the compassion of God. She was so proud of the continued success of Trinity Center to spread love and hope in our community. Her passion for serving the homeless began with feeding the homeless at the kitchen back door on Sunday mornings at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio. Throughout her life she also volunteered at Planned Parenthood in Kingsville, Texas; the Crisis Hotline in Houston; and founded the Neighbor2Neighbor Food Pantry at St. James Episcopal Church in Austin. She also served as a St. David's EYC sponsor for many years.

Doug was the love of Diana's life. They went steady for 7 years and were married for 52. They were a team, one unit of love for humanity. She was born in Tyler, Texas and grew up in Houston. She and Doug both attended the University of Texas at Austin, and she was an avid Longhorn fan. Diana was known as Nana to her grandchildren, who adored her, and who she adored right back.

She is preceded in death by her parents Richard and Dorothy Davis, as well as her aunts and uncles Ruth and Frank Trautman and Genie and Lowell Ellis. She is survived by her childhood sweetheart and husband Doug; daughters and sons-in-law Vicki and Jeff Torgerson, Amy and Shane Sieckenius, and Katie and Graham Moore. Nine grandchildren: Tyler Sieckenius, Brooke Torgerson, Kyle Sieckenius, Elizabeth Torgerson, Dylan Sieckenius, Jackson Moore, Gracie Torgerson, Hogan Moore, and Hudson Moore, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service celebrating Diana's life will be held at St. David's Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas on Friday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m.

If desired, friends may send flowers to the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705, or make memorial contributions to Trinity Center at 304 E. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701.

Matthew 25:35 (ESV): "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me."

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