Obituary for Ferrill Diane Stromley

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Ferrill Diane Stromley

August 24, 1942 - March 12, 2020

Ferrill Diane Stromley was born in rural Iowa on August 24, 1942 to parents Loren and Birdie (Curtis) Shoup. She was always called by her middle name, Diane. The youngest of four children, she grew up in New Virginia, Iowa and attended high school in Pleasantville, Iowa.

Diane met her husband, James Stromley, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. The pair were married on June 6, 1964 and they were to celebrate their 56th anniversary in June. Jim and Diane lived in Charleston, West Virginia for six years before moving to Broomfield, Colorado in 1972, where they have lived ever since.

In Colorado, Diane finished her college education at Metro State University in Denver. She graduated magna cum laude in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She enjoyed the flexibility of working as a substitute teacher around Broomfield School District, as the schedule still allowed her and Jim the chance to travel and enjoy the area.

Diane was a vibrant traveler and especially enjoyed visiting the seashore or important historic sites. She always made a point to include dinners with friends into the plans whenever it was possible.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Dennis Shoup; and her sisters, Shirley (Shoup) Stalter and Phyllis (Shoup) Harris. She is survived by her husband Jim and two daughters; Erin Stromely (John) of Lakewood, Colorado and Sara Stromley of Kirkland, Washington and one grand daughter, Sonia Wahl.

**A memorial service will be rescheduled at a later date.  Please check back for more information in the future.*

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Birch Elementary School Library.

Due to the recent COVID-19 events and the the schools being closed precautions for contributions by mail or check will be delayed until regular operations are restored. We ask all contributions to the Birch Elementary School Library Fund be made by Credit Card, which get deposited automatically and immediately. If the school remains closed for the rest of the year, it is possible the delays would last until school reopens in the Fall.


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Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Broomfield County Commons Cemetery


12801 Sheridan Blvd
Broomfield, Colorado 80020


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Born: August 24, 1942
Died: March 12, 2020

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Kermit Kittleson posted on 5/14/20

Jim, Sara and Erin: I just learned today of Diane's passing. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Diane was a special person that just radiated goodness. All the best to you three. God bless you all. Kermit Kittleson


Kathy Nelson posted on 3/22/20

Jim & family, We are blessed to have had you and Diane as good friends through Calvary church. We will always be thankful for special times shared at our church camping trips and other church activities. We have appreciated Diane's love for Jesus, her family and her friends. We have also been blessed by her great sense of humor. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Jody & Kathy Nelson


Linna Berens posted on 3/16/20

Jim, Erin and Sara - I am sorry for your loss. As you know we were neighbors and Diane and I were co-workers at Birch Elem. Diane will be deeply missed by all who knew her. May God bless all of you.


Sandra Banks posted on 3/16/20

I am very sorry that Diane had passed. She subbed for me quite often and I knew that she would do a great job She always had that bright smile and brought lots of sunshine with her.


Bonnie Foley posted on 3/14/20

So sorry to see the passing of Diane. I Worked with her at Birch Elementary. She was always happy. She also lived down the street from me. Everyone will miss her smiling face and her sense of humor. Looking back I would call her a “free spirit”. Rest In Peace Diane.


Carolyn Oanes posted on 3/14/20

Diane was a light. She just seemed to have a glow about her. I always believed it was her love of the Lord permeating from her. I cling to the hope of seeing her again where there is no pain... Jim’s cousin, Carolyn