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Diane Marie Garrison
  • December 26, 1955
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  • August 05, 2018

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Diane Marie Garrison, 62, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Michigan, passed away on August 5, 2018, at the Hope Hospice House, Ft. Myers. She was born December 26, 1955 in Lansing, Michigan to Herman F. Garrison and Ellen A. Garrison. After serving 25 years, she retired from the Michigan State Police in 2004. Currently, she was the Executive Director for the Michigan State Police Command Officers Association. Here, affiliations, past and present, include Michigan State Police Troopers Association, Michigan Association of Police Officers, Michigan State Police Retirement Board, Judicial Tenure Commission, Saint James Catechism Teacher, and Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group. Diane is survived by her loving husband, Edward Hay; son, Jamie Hay (Andrea Harris); daughter, Lisa Jones (Patrick); grandchildren, Madalyn, Charlie, Dora, and Weston; her sister, Sally (Dennis) DeNoyer; her sister, Sue (Jim) Meachum; her brother, Joe (Heather) Garrison; her Aunt Mary E. Hodge and numerous nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held on Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., at the Outreach Christian Church, 7831 N. Jordan Lake Rd., Lake Odessa, MI  48849. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service. The family will receive those wishing to attend an hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Development Department, Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or by phone at (800) 835-1673, or on-line at Donate.HospiceHCS.org or to Outreach Christian Church, 7831 N. Jordan Lake Rd., Lake Odessa, Michigan 48849.


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  1. 03 Sep 2018
    Tammy Endsley says:
    Hugs and prayers to all.... she was a wonderful person and will be missed. Heaven gained a beautiful angel

  2. 03 Sep 2018
    Tammy Endsley lit a candle:
    Lit since September 3, 2018 at 9:11:38 PM

  3. 27 Aug 2018
    DeeAnn Overton says:
    Ed, Jamie and family,
    I was saddened to hear of Diane's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you. While I may not have known her well, I knew her to be caring and kind to anyone she met. She will be missed by many.

  4. 26 Aug 2018
    Susan Ventocilla says:
    Diane was a rare treasure-honest, kind, blunt and respected by all. She will be missed.

  5. 26 Aug 2018
    Susan Ventocilla lit a candle:
    Lit since August 26, 2018 at 8:36:19 PM

  6. 23 Aug 2018
    Robert W. Mendham (D/Sgt Retired - MSP FMD) lit a candle:
    Lit since August 23, 2018 at 8:08:30 PM

  7. 20 Aug 2018
    Darrell Seering says:
    Beautiful memorial service today

  8. 20 Aug 2018
    Michelle Robinson says:
    Ed and family - I am so very sorry for your loss. Diane was an amazing woman who I deeply respected. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. 20 Aug 2018
    Elise Daniels lit a candle:
    Lit since August 20, 2018 at 8:53:21 AM

  10. 20 Aug 2018
    Laura Denoyer lit a candle:
    Lit since August 20, 2018 at 8:40:52 AM

  11. 19 Aug 2018
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    Lit since August 19, 2018 at 8:45:54 PM

  12. 18 Aug 2018
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    Lit since August 16, 2018 at 8:43:18 PM

  15. 16 Aug 2018
    Gerry Ide lit a candle:
    Lit since August 16, 2018 at 8:05:15 PM

  16. 16 Aug 2018
    Mike Van Antwerp says:
    Diane was such a wonderful person. I was so lucky to get to know the family while Jamie was in high school and have such great memories of team dinners at their house and watching Jamie grow up into a great leader. Diane was always so kind to me and my family and had such a love a pride in Jamie. Truly a special lady!

  17. 15 Aug 2018
    John & Kathy Parker lit a candle:
    Lit since August 15, 2018 at 8:42:23 PM

  18. 15 Aug 2018
    Lori DeClercq says:
    Ed, Jamie, Lisa & family - I am saddened to hear about Diane. I am keeping you all in my prayers and thinking of you so much! Hugs to you. She was one awesome lady. She and I had the best of times together! She made an impact on me and I will never forget her. RIP, Lucy! Love you more than you'll know - Ethyl

  19. 15 Aug 2018
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    Lit since August 15, 2018 at 8:42:15 AM

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    Lit since August 15, 2018 at 8:05:16 AM

  22. 14 Aug 2018
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    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:03:30 PM

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    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:02:28 PM

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    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:49:27 PM

  25. 14 Aug 2018
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    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:12:21 PM

  26. 14 Aug 2018
    Bill Eberhardt says:
    A true Warrior in every sense of the meaning. Some very fond memories and eternal quotes I still laugh about and repeat to this day. She will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with her family. Rest In Peace God’s good and faithful servant!

  27. 14 Aug 2018
    JIM SMILEY lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:09:06 PM

  28. 14 Aug 2018
    Greg & Rachel Michaud lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:18:41 PM

  29. 14 Aug 2018
    Todd Welch says:
    Ed, we are so saddened to hear the news of Diane’s passing. What an amazing and very special woman Diane was to all who crossed her path in life. On behalf of our family, we just want you to know that we share your sorrow, tears, and heartbreak. Our prayers are with you and the entire family. Love always, Todd & Kathy Welch

  30. 14 Aug 2018
    Mike Larsen says:
    Ed and family, my deepest condolences to your entire family at Diane’s passing. As a fellow classmate of the 96th Recruit School, fellow activist in the MSPTA and co-worker, I had nothing but the utmost respect for Diane, she was very special and will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Diane!

  31. 14 Aug 2018
    Bill & Melissa Hass lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:00:17 PM

  32. 14 Aug 2018
    Charlie Gross says:
    Ed and family, Please accept our sincere condolences at Diane's recent passing. We were saddened to learn the news. I have great memories of her during her recruit school. She was a determined and dedicated standout. She will be missed by many. Cherish your many memories of her.

    With much sympathy,

    Charlie and Marise Gross

  33. 14 Aug 2018
    Marty and Jane Pinna, Eric and Nick lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:21:40 PM

  34. 14 Aug 2018
    Mike Morey lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:14:49 PM

  35. 14 Aug 2018
    Camille lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:10:34 PM

  36. 14 Aug 2018
    Mary Uerling lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:57:56 PM

  37. 14 Aug 2018
    Angie Garcia lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:47:34 PM

  38. 14 Aug 2018
    Jerry Ellsworth says:
    Ed, I am sorry for your loss and we are all truly saddened. What a great lady and friend to us Troopers, she always had our best interests at heart. The world will miss her smiling face.

  39. 14 Aug 2018
    Kathy & Jack Adam lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:31:13 PM

  40. 14 Aug 2018
    Nick & Margaret Palazzolo says:
    In those dark days of 1980, you never gave up on the “96th”

    I’ll never forget you or your dedication.
    God Bless, R.I.P. Diane

    Nicolas & Margaret Palazzolo

  41. 14 Aug 2018
    Kevin R Denecke says:
    Ed and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please except my sincerest condolences.

  42. 14 Aug 2018
    Nicolas Palazzolo lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:18:47 PM

  43. 14 Aug 2018
    Keith and Brenda Caron & Family lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:59:14 AM

  44. 14 Aug 2018
    Sherry Curtis lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:16:07 AM

  45. 14 Aug 2018
    Marlys Kruse says:
    Ed so sorry to hear that Diane passed away she was such a fun person. Know our thought and prayers are with you at this time. Marlys Kruse

  46. 14 Aug 2018
    Roger & Sue Warner lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:05:20 AM

  47. 14 Aug 2018
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    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:04:58 AM

  48. 14 Aug 2018
    Roger & Sue Warner lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:00:19 AM

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    Gary Jacobson lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:52:59 AM

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    Rob Kelly lit a candle:
    Lit since August 14, 2018 at 8:00:50 AM

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