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Sep 3, 2013 - Staff
Former Riverton resident Diana Suntych died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at her home in Thermopolis following a period of declining health. She was 64 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Community Federated Church, 244 N. Sixth St., Thermopolis. The Rev. Chuck Cooper will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Diana Suntych was born Dec. 12, 1948, in Thermopolis, the daughter of Nina Gwynn and Harold Stewart Gloyd.
After she graduated from Hot Springs County High School, she attended Chadron State College, then the University of Wyoming. She later attended Central Wyoming College, completing her associate degree and her bachelor's in education at the University of Wyoming in 1983.
She taught elementary school in Riverton from 1983 to 2002. In 2003 she accepted a position with the Wyoming Department of Education at the Riverton branch where she monitored school districts, provided training for teachers and met educators all over the United States through various conferences and trainings. She then was a school district facilitator in Shoshoni, retiring in 2011.
From 1970 to the 1980s, she was a member of the ESA Sorority in Riverton, a longtime member of the PEO and several educational organizations.
She was a member of the Riverton Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, and upon moving to Thermopolis, she be-came a member of the Com-munity Federated Church.
She loved her family and their gatherings and reunions. Her family said she was proud of her sons and their accomplishments while her grandchildren were the light of her life. She created fun experiences with and for them. Her family said she loved to cook, especially cinnamon rolls, and make raspberry jam and fried chicken. She also liked cleaning, gardening and canning, and she loved adventures, travel, four-wheeling, walking and singing. Friends recall her compassion for the children she taught.
She is survived by her sons, Jason (Erin) Suntych and Daren (Jennifer) Suntych, both of Greeley, Colo.; brother Joe (Kathy) Gloyd of Delaware; sister Karen Gloyd of California; and grandchildren Colin, Haley, Maliya, Bohden, Corbin, Zoe and Ella.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Connie Logan.
Memorials may be made in her name at Pinnacle Bank, P.O. Box 1369, Thermopolis, 82443.
Mortimore Funeral Home assists with arrangements (www.mortfh.com)