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Diane Layman


February 7, 2018

Diane Olsen Layman, 83, passed away at her home in Goldendale on Jan. 21, 2018.

She was born in Portland, Oregon to Ruby (Sawyer) and Martin Rogholt on July 28, 1934. Diane married Bob Olsen in August, 1953, and they had four sons: Kenny, Kirk, Pete, and Archie. Bob passed away on June 2, 1996. Diane later married Ed Layman in Kona, Hawaii on April 18, 1999; he preceded her in death in 2016.

Mrs. Layman retired from a career as a practical nurse and enjoyed ceramics, knitting, traveling, painting, and sewing. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Connie Rogholt of Goldendale; sons and daughters-in-law Kenny Olsen and Julie Miller of The Dalles, Kirk and Debbie Olsen of Livermore, California, Pete and Kelly Olsen of Newburg, Oregon, and Archie and Malinda Olsen of Carson, Washington; stepchildren Krissy Smalling of Bend, Oregon and Todd Layman of Spokane, Washington; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2018 at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel in Goldendale. Condolences may be sent to the Layman family at


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