Obituary for Patricia England

Patricia “Diane” (Curry) England passed away of natural causes on May 24, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona. Diane was born on March 29, 1938, to Travis and Mildred Curry, in Phoenix.  She was 83 years young.

Diane was raised in Buckeye, Arizona, and graduated from Buckeye Union High School as the class of 1956.  She took college courses at Eastern Arizona College and Rio Salado College and graduated from a degree program at Rio Salado.

She moved to Safford in 1962, where she would raise her three children on a horse property outside of town.  After her children were grown, she eventually settled in Phoenix. 

She worked at Safford Middle School, State of Arizona, DES, the Arizona Department of Revenue, Bylas Health Department, as well as a correctional officer at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Safford. 

Patricia England

Diane loved to travel and she loved to shop. She enjoyed taking her grandchildren on trips when they were young. In retirement, Diane traveled to Spain and Morocco.  She would regularly drive around to visit family and friends. Diane loved the beach and she loved animals, especially her dog and cat, Muffin and Kiki.

Diane is survived by her three children, Sharlot (OA) Martinez, of Phoenix, Kevin (Gloria) England, of Safford, and Clyde (Paula) England, of Safford; four grandchildren, Raquel (Carlos) Dorame, of Avondale, Clayton Sweet, of Phoenix, Kelli (Donald) Werner, of Spearfish, South Dakota, and Clyde (Lindy) England, of Safford; 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Nancy (Archie), of Laguna Beach, California; brother, Steve (Joanne), of Sedona; her step-granddaughter, Brenda Casas,  two step-great-grandchildren, Melanie Garcia, and Patrick Bejarano, and one step-great-great-granddaughter, Deja Casas, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Travis and Mildred Curry; her brother, Travis Curry, and her step-grandson John Casas.

We would especially like to thank the staff at R&D Adult Homecare in Phoenix for their care and compassion while Diane was with them.

Memorial services will be held at McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel, 112 E. Main St., Safford, Arizona, 85546 on June 12 at 11 a.m.  Services are open to all family and friends who would like to pay their respects and celebrate Diane’s life.

Services are being cared for by  McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel located at 112 E. Main St., Safford, Arizona, 85546, 928-428-1740.

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