Diane Jones, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in Athens, Texas.
Diane was born on October 21, 1940, in Jackson, Tennessee to her parents, the late Lewis Serles Cooke and the late Vera Louise King. Diane was the army wife of Captain James O. Padgett of Arkansas and lived in many different states. When she met her second husband, George, she moved to the Dallas area with her family. Diane began working in the floral business delivering plants and then becoming a floral designer.
Diane was passionate of dogs and horses, especially Peruvian Paso horses. She had ridden horses since she was a teen and wanted friends with which she could ride, so she started the Saddle Bags Club in Dallas in 1974. The group continues to thrive today, in Poetry, Texas. The group has gone together on many trail rides through the years and continue to meet most Thursdays to ride and have lunch.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Deana Hall (spouse – Charlie) of Kemp; sons, Robert Padgett of Richardson, Texas, and Benjamin Padgett (spouse – Stephani) of Lake Kiowa, Texas; grandson, Nicholas Hall (spouse – Chelsey) of Olympia, Washington; granddaughter, Hanna Padgett of Lake Kiowa, Texas; and great grandchildren, Landon Hall and Kira Hall of Olympia, Washington.
Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Diane, during a visitation on Saturday, April 1st, from 11:00 – 12:00 at the Anderson Clayton Funeral Home Chapel in Terrell, Texas. A celebration of life will take place at 12:00 pm following the visitation.
The staff at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell is honored to assist the family with the arrangements for Diane.