Dianne Mangum, age 71 of Seguin, passed away on March 3, 2018 at her home with her husband and children lovingly by her side.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Services celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Brice Mandaville officiating. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. Private interment will be held in San Geronimo Cemetery.
She was born in Palestine, Texas on March 20, 1946 to William LeRoy Griffith and Gladys Shelton Griffith. She was a graduate of Palestine High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Baylor University. She retired from teaching at La Vernia Junior High School. Dianne served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at First Baptist Church; she loved volunteering at Vacation Bible School, taught Sunday School, volunteered in the Church Library, and sang with the Glory Singers Choir.
Dianne was preceded in death by her daughter, Mandy Lynn Mangum, parents LeRoy and Gladys Griffith, sister Patricia Griffith Crabtree, and brother-in-law Frederick (Put) Crabtree.
She is survived by her husband, Ken Mangum of Seguin Texas; daughter and son-in-law Melanie and Seth Thornton; their three children William, Claire, and Samuel Thornton; son and daughter-in-law Kyle and Christina Mangum and their daughter Abigail Mangum, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Dianne was a strong and selfless woman who loved her family.
Her life brought sweet joy to those around her, with her characteristic wit, a joyful laugh, and never ending love. She served alongside her husband and loved him well through 45 years of marriage. Her beauty on the inside and out, her strength in faith, her character, and her tenderness made for a fairy tale life. As a mother to her two children she brought a sweetness to life, constantly taught and instructed her children, loved on them relentlessly, and became the closest of friends with them later in life. Though missed the family takes comfort in her faith through Jesus Christ and know she is praising our Savior.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church 1314 E. Cedar St., Seguin, TX 78155 or Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation (Hospice Services) (http://grmedfoundation.org/), 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155 or a ministry of your choice. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
Published on March 5, 2018