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6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Orpha Diamond

Pat Diamond

Saturday, March 9th, 1929 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Orpha Patricia Diamond, fondly known as Pat, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2020 at the age of 91. Pat was born on March 9, 1929 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to her parents, Farell and Lucille (Whitlow) Morris. Pat received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois in 1954. On May 11, 1954, Pat married the love of her life, Paul W. Diamond, sharing more than 63 years of making memories and raising their family. Pat worked in the nursing field in Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, and Oklahoma. She had the honor of serving as President of the Kansas State Board of Nursing and working for the joint admission on Accreditation of Healthcare. Pat loved the mountains, reading, and leading Bible studies. She will be remembered for her devotion to the Lord in intercessory prayer by all who knew and loved her.

Pat was preceded in death by her:
Parents;
Husband;
Daughter, Cheryl L. Diamond-Davis;
Daughter, Susan K. Strickland;
Daughter-in-law, Nancy Diamond.

Pat leaves cherished memories with her:
Son, Robert Diamond;
Daughter, Beth M. Harper and husband, Randy;
Daughter, Nancy C. Brewer and husband, Tim;
Sister, Donna Turner of Columbus, Ohio;
10 Grandchildren;
13 Great Grandchildren;
and many friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary South
    Address
    6934 S. Western Avenue
    Oklahoma City, OK 73139
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    Notes
    Family will be present to greet friends from 6-7 PM Thursday There is no viewing or visitation scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Trinity Church of the Nazarene
    Address
    7301 S. Walker Avenue
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73139
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    Officiant
    Reverend Kent Hubbard
    Co-Celebrant
    Reverend Gabriela Rodriguez & Reverend Tim Brewer
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Resthaven Memory Gardens
    Address
    500 S. W. 104th
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73139
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Kathy J Rishel

Posted at 04:44am
To the Family of Pat Diamond,
I had the absolute honor to be a student nurse learning life long lessons from this nursing treasure at Grace Hospital School of Nursing in the class of 1970. Pat was our surgical instructor and we loved, feared and respected her! I credit her with so much of what made me the nurse I was for 45 years and treasure the great memories of those 3 years of my life. I have to also include the two instructors listed here, Ardith and Greta, among those unforgettable women who touched so many lives and contributed to well trained nurses serving patients all over the country. Thank you for loaning us your Mom as she shepherded us through our education. She was simply an awesome person and I know I will never forget her influence! My deepest condolences to all of you.
Kathy Westfahl Rishel, RN Retired
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Ardith Alexander

Posted at 11:58am
To Pat's family
Words can not express the love, admiration, and respect that I have for Pat. We were on the same nursing faculty for years. I was always her "RD" . My name is Ardy and people would say Artie and I would say , no R D. We shared the same desire of excellence in teaching nursing theory and also the same birthday, March 9th. We loved celebrating together.
When my first child was born she needed to go to surgery on a Saturday morning. I called Pat and said they were rushing Jill to surgery . Her reply was immediate..I'll be there to hold her hand. We were so grateful our two day old baby had someone to hold her hand and watch over her. It's a story we've told our daughter all 50 birthdays of her life!
I always looked forward to her long newsy letters and beautiful cards. She loved her family and God with perfect devotion.
Pat is a person that people will remember the rest of their lives and be so grateful that she was in their life.
My deepest sympathies for your loss.
Ardy Alexander
1303 East 20th
Hutchinson, Ks
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Greta Snell

Posted at 03:48pm
Pat was s cherished friend, coworker, and boss. She exemplified integrity, professionalism, and Christian character at the highest level. She set an example for all to follow.
Greta Snell
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