Laura “Diane” Severson, of Leipsic, passed away at home with her family and friends by her side on Friday, January 13, 2012. She was 65.
She was born in Dover, the daughter of Anna E. Severson, of Dover, and the late Lee D. Severson. She was a 1964 graduate of John Bassett Moore High School, Smyrna.
Diane worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Pugh’s Service, Dover, for over 20 years.
She was an active member of the Leipsic Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, joining on May 26, 1987, and served as Vice President from 1991-94 and President from 1995-2012. She also was a member of the Kent County Ladies Auxiliary, and served as its President from 2007-2009, 1st Vice President from 2005-2007, and as 2nd Vice President from 2003-2005.
Diane was currently serving as an elected member of the Leipsic Town Council, and was a member of Roby United Methodist Church, Leipsic.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her longtime companion of 39 years, Horace Pugh, of Leipsic. She was a mother to Craig D. Pugh and wife Joanne, and Mark Pugh and wife Patricia, all of Leipsic. She was a grandmother to Matthew, Danielle, and Taylor Pugh. She is also survived by four brothers, Lee C. Severson and wife Audrey, of Clayton, John K. Severson and companion Bev, of Milford, Benjamin L. Severson and wife Beverly, of Clayton, and Vincent M. “Tinker” Severson and wife Diane E., of Dover; 11 nieces and nephews, and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be held Thursday, January 19 at 1 p.m., at the Leipsic Vol. Fire Co., 318 Main St., Leipsic, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Roby Methodist Cemetery, Leipsic.
If desired, contributions may be sent to the Leipsic Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, 318 Main St., Leipsic, DE 19901; or Seasons Hospice, 556 South DuPont Blvd., Ste. 101, Milford, DE 19963.
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Arrangements are by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Smyrna.