Diana L. GerlickFayetteville, AR, 1958 - 2018 0comment
Diana L. Gerlick left this world on April 27, 2018. She was born in California to Pauline Elizabeth (Dewey) Gerlick and Edward J. Gerlick Sr.
Diana was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Pauline as well as her brothers, Richard Myron and Joseph Gerlick. Diana leaves behind her soulmate and loving partner of over 25 years, Marty Anderson of Fayetteville, Ark.; brother Edward Gerlick Jr. and wife Ildah of Jenkins, Mo.; sisters, Pamela Gerlick of Elkins and Bonnie Gerlick of West Fork; many extended family and so very many friends!
Diana spent her life long journey in accordance with her upbringing - very spiritual in nature, she treated all inhabitants of this earth with equal value and respect. Always living from the heart, Diana never noticed race, gender, culture, lifestyle preferences, or religious choice, but rather always looked through the eyes to the heart of individuals. She was known for helping anyone in her daily journey, and did so with compassion, integrity, and heartfelt love for each that her path did cross. Diana also felt strongly and was a strong advocate for those in need, even when at a cost to her own wellbeing, when caring for and even protecting these individuals or animals. She had an exceptional love of the elderly and of animals, and spent her entire life in service to both, along with her daily work. Her lifelong love of music inspired so very many as Diana knew the power that music plays in our lives. With the help of friends, Diana did many fund-raising dances to raise funds for organizations struggling, including the start up of the AIDS Task Force prior to governmental assistance, NOW, Ozark Feminist Review, the Battered Women's Shelter, Women's Library, Alliance for Women's Concerns, Spinsterhaven, and various single mothers with children who were just starting over. Diana always believed that if one could lay their head down to sleep with a good conscience, then one has done all they could for others and done right by all others on that given day. Diana will always be known for her beautiful and contagious smile.
Diana has requested that donations be sent to one of three organizations in her memory should one care to donate: Fayetteville Senior Center – City of Fayetteville Animal Shelter – Tender Heart Wildlife Rehabilitation in Berryville.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Beard's Funeral Chapel, 855 S. Happy Hollow Rd., Fayetteville, Ark. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Published May 2, 2018
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Beards Funeral Chapel
855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR