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It is with great sadness that I have to share with everyone the news of my friend, and Steve's (MorningZ) wife, Diana.

On Sunday morning, October 4th, 2015, she was involved in a motorcycle accident with her best friend, Sarah. Unfortunately, they both lost their lives. While we lost our friend too soon, it was while doing something she was so passionate about and loved.

Diana was an amazing soul. A true spitfire on the exterior, but inside she was a caring mother and wife, dear friend, and just an all around amazing person. The room actually got brighter when she walked in.... probably from her beaming, infectious smile.

























































Here is the news article for those that wish to know more details.

But, I would like this thread to remain positive and full of great memories of Diana. If you have a story, share it. Pictures? Even better! Let's all share our great times with Diana below.
 

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@MorningZ - Steve, I'm so, so, sorry for your loss. I have absolutely no idea what you must be going through. I'm sure I can speak for all of the T.I. community that you & your family are in our thoughts and our prayers. Please reach out to any of us, should you need anything at all.
 

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I'll start....

My favorite memory of Diana is riding at the dragon this passed August. This year, it was just her and I on our bikes, which made things a lot smoother and even more fun :icon_twisted:

And while the riding was fun, the best times were while we were waiting for the integras to catch up or park. Being able to park the bikes anywhere definitely has it's advantages.



(Clearly, I need to purchase this picture still)
This was our last run back on the Cherohala Skyway. Steve was leading, then Diana, then myself. Behind me was Kablookie Brian and then Travis TLangy. This run was EPIC!!!! Steve was like "Ohhh we're going to take it easy on the way back." YEAH RIGHT! After just eating huge sandwiches, Diana and I were both like "Uggggh I can't move, I don't want to ride that fast, let's take it easy." That lasted for all of 5 minutes. :vtec228:

Some of my favorite times of the trip were not on the bikes or in the cars though.



We climbed all the way to the top in riding boots.







I'll miss my friend, but I'll forever cherish these memories and more.
 

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My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
 

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There are very few people that you can meet and talk to, and when you see them again a year later it's like you've known each other for 10 years. That was Diana. She didn't make acquaintances, she made friends.

After lunch at the Dragon Pitt BBQ at this year's Dragon Run, I wanted Diana to drive my car back to Fontana Village. As she drove, we talked like old friends. We talked about family, life, her passion for riding and driving, all while she navigated the corners with more confidence than I have on the Dragon. It was a joy to share that time with her.

I've been numb for the past 24 hours. Team-Integra is family. MorningZ is hurting now and can use our support.
 

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I was shocked and saddened when I saw that Josh posted it on fb, I never got to meet her, but from the posts in Steve's thread about codriving at the track and the posts with Josh when he was buying his bike a few months ago, I thought it was awesome to see someone share the same motorsports hobbies with their spouse.
 

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Diana was an amazing woman. So many people have said that when she would walk into a room, her presence and smile would brighten the atmosphere. 3 years ago, Steve was so excited to tell us about the engagement at the Dragon Run. I always loved how Diana would talk to everyone, and instantly made you feel welcome.

Spending time with all of you and Diana at the Dragon this year was very special. I remember all of us at Bust your Butt falls. As I was staring up at the jump spot, Diana says "so, you gonna do it!?" Giving me the chance to beat her to it, haha. So many other memories as well. She will always be remembered and cherished. May God bless and comfort you Steve, and the entire family.
 

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Stephen, somewhere on this site is a picture of Diana and I talking about some beer at the dragon exchange, one of my favorite subjects! I now wish I'd been there this year to hang out, drive and enjoy the extended family that is team Integra, before we lost a big part of that family. Just want to let you know if you would like to paddle board or kayak, drive some cool roads or just have a few cold ones to try to ease the pain, I'm here as are the rest of the team Integra family. We will all miss her!


* Edit: this pic *

 

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I'm so sorry Steve. The two years I made it to the Dragon I ran into Diana a few times. Somehow, even though I had never met her in person, she knew me by name when I stopped by your cabin. The second year she talked with me for a bit at the general store when I stopped by before everyone went on the Skyway cruise. RIP Diana. I only met her a few times, but she really was a friendly person, and those are getting more and more scarce these days...
 

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So sad and tragic.... I wish I had a good story about her, but I never had the pleasure to meet her. She seemed like an awsome lady. I rode some backroads in her honor and memory today.
 

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I first met Diana on a trip to southern Florida for Steve's 40th birthday. It was a fun weekend filled with laughs, bar hopping, and good times all around. This was earlier on in Diana and Steve's relationship and to this day I can't get over how happy/giddy they both were. Two high school kids on cloud nine, simply enjoying each other's company. They would later marry but Diana continued to impress. It was great to see a couple both fully support each other's separate but sometimes overlapping hobbies. Between events, road trips, track days, vacations, Diana and Steve shared a great relationship.
 

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Thank you everyone for the kind words, here and on FB... it's been an absolutely surreal day and a half and I'm absolutely heart broken.....

Know that Diana has told me so many times that she never met someone from this site that she didn't like, and I am so incredibly thankful for everyone we have ever met in person for making her feel welcome.

The amount of support I've gotten so far that you guys since yesterday (if you are friends with me on FB) and what I have been getting in real life... it's been incredible

I had two goals today that I accomplished:

- Nail down time and place for viewing (Mon the 12th at 4pm) and service (Tues the 13th at 11am)

- In this news report (watch the video), they interview a guy named Scott and I want to talk to him and meet him and shake his hand for trying to help, as he was part of the people trying to get my wife out from the wreck... a few hours ago I got his phone number and address and he already knows I want to talk with him, I can't wait for this

Anyways, my free time has been very very rare to say the least, but I wanted to say something in here to my Team-Integra family... you all mean so much to me and you meant so much to Diana, I can't be appreciative enough

Thanks so much to cheapstick for posting this


 

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Although it's been awhile since I have logged in here, I have always valued Steve's friendship from our old T-I mod days a decade ago -- thank you. With that said, Steve, my deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. I am at a loss of words.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever need anything.
 
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