Click HERE to view Graveside Services for Diane Bringhurst \r\n\r\nClick on the Tribute Wall to view a video of her life.\r\n\r\nSandra “Diane” (Black) Bringhurst, 80, of Murray, UT, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2020 at home surrounded by family following complications from a serious stroke. Diane was born on October 27, 1939, in Reno, NV to Alton Wiley Black and Louise McDonald.\r\n \r\nHer early life started in Napa, CA, but her Murray, UT roots ran deep - it was her home for much of her childhood and entire adult life. She loved to dance – both ballet and with the Salt Lake Scots pipe band. She graduated from Murray High School in 1957 at age 17. She married her high school sweetheart, Lynn Bringhurst, and husband of 62 years on April 7, 1958 at the age of 18. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple exactly 1 year later. She attended Westminster college, studying nursing, and worked as a secretary for 5 years at Intermountain Association of Creditmen prior to starting a family. Later in her life she returned to Murray High, assisting students as the English department’s writing center supervisor in its computer center for several years.\r\n \r\nHer greatest love, focus, and joy came from being with family and involvement in their lives whenever possible. She also had great love for her Heavenly Father, the Savior and the gospel as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in many ward and stake callings. She both served in presidencies and as President of Primary, YW and Relief Society organizations. In addition, she served a full-time mission with her husband in the New Jersey Morristown Mission from 2004-05. \r\n \r\nShe was a kind-hearted, gentle, and loving person to all who knew her, and was cherished as a daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She loved gardening, flowers and landscaping being nominated for and winning the Murray City Beautification award for her yard many times. She loved dancing, traveling the world, camping, skiing, the outdoors and the cultural arts. She was an avid reader and highly intelligent (an intimidating big boggle opponent, with some occasional questionable words, and unfulfilled jeopardy champion).\r\n \r\nShe also knew challenge - enduring and facing various personal battles with health struggles including the darkness of depression in the latter part of her life. Sometimes she won those battles and sometimes she lost, but through it all she kept trying. To counter the darkness she and all of us face in our lives, she gravitated toward and loved light in all ways - sunshine, spending time in her “sun” room, keeping lots of lights on and turning to the light of the Savior.\r\n\r\nThis quote captures her heart and what she lived for:\r\n“May sunshine surround you each new day, and may smiles and love never be far away.”\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t-Catherine Pulsifer\r\n \r\nShe is survived by her husband, Lynn; children: Cory (Diana), Brett (Kendra); sisters: Betty Wilkinson, Ginger (Duane) Madsen; 9 grandchildren (Christopher, Kimberly, Brandon, Shannon, Jennifer; Blake, Braydon, Krista, Kalli) and 8 great-grandchildren.\r\n \r\nShe is dearly loved and will be missed, but we are grateful she is now at peace, joyful and restored to the presence of her Heavenly Father, parents Alton and Louise and other family who preceded her in death. \r\n \r\nOn Friday, May 1, a public service will be held at the graveside at the Murray City Cemetery starting at 11:00 am to also allow attendance with social distancing guidelines. The family has asked that if you are attending the graveside to please bring a chair to sit in for your comfort. The services will also be broadcast on facebook live for those who live at a distance or unable to attend in person.\r\n\r\nA public viewing will be held at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary in Murray from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 30, respecting COVID-19 guidelines.