(Hedy) Diana Charley passed peacefully on to Heaven Friday, December 10, 2021.
Diana was born in Tucson Arizona on October 16,1944. She is preceded in death by her mother, Vallie Rea-Boone-Haney; father, Loy Rea; stepfather, Ken Haney and brother, Jerry Bolin; nephew, Loy Henrie and best friend Jane McClain.
Diana is survived by her sister, Donna Henrie, a nephew and his wife; daughter, Patti Harden; son in-law, Randy Harden; Grandsons, Marcus and wife Angela Baker, Paul and wife Kirsten Baker, Mathew and wife Alyssa Feir, their children/Diana’s great grandsons Lachlan, Henry, and Elliot, her adopted family, Tracie McClain (caregiver and friend) her son Lancelot McClain and wife Ashley and their children Bailey, Ryley, and Bentley McClain who all called her Nana.
Diana’s dad was a military man and they moved often in her early years until 1949. After the military settled in Riverside, CA and later in Oklahoma City, OK. Diana loved the ocean and created many beautiful seascapes on canvas.
In the 60's she became a Burlesque dancer and entertainer, later moving into Belly Dancing. As a Belly dancer she headlined from the West to East coast including NY City, Las Vegas, and Hollywood under the stage name ‘Hedyea’.
Moving to Roswell around 2002, she purchased the only home she ever owned and began pursuing other artistic talents using all mediums to include oil, acrylic, pencil, ink, charcoal, watercolor, and etching. She also learned ceramics at the Adult Center where she met Jane.
Above all she was kind and gentle always putting God and others first.
Please join us as we celebrate Diana’s life, Monday, December 27th, 7:30PM at Adventure Bible Church, 1905 S. Main
Diana’s Artwork will be on display with Reception to follow.