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Diana Pederson

September 21, 1954 — November 27, 2020

Diana Francis (Boyd) Pederson, age 66, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 in Sioux Falls, SD.

Diana was born on September 21, 1954 in Topeka, KS to Eileen Labbe and Marvin Boyd, Jr. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Gordon Hansen.

She attended Santa Fe Trail High School in Kansas and later studied briefly at the University of Kansas and the University of Sioux Falls.

Diana worked for Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD before retiring to travel south to Texas.

She married Steve Pederson on January 2, 2006; they later divorced but remained close friends and confidants up until her passing.  

She is survived by two sons Jeff (Andrea) and Daniel (Danielle) Reynolds, 3 grandchildren, Myles, Thomas, and Avery Reynolds; her stepfather, Harold Marvin Bonjour, siblings, Robert Boyd, Cindy (Richard) Valdivia, Marvellee (Nick) Self, Ricky (Vicky) Woods, Patty Borders, Carmen (Darrell) Whiteshirt, Darren (Jeannie) Hansen, Clara (Mike) Dooyema, Allen Hansen, and Glen (Nona) Hansen; nephew Chad (Sara) Hansen and many nieces and nephews.

Diana was preceded in her death by her father, Marvin Boyd, Jr., her mother, Eileen Bonjour, and stepfather, Gordon Hansen.

Diana loved her children and grandchildren deeply. She loved to cook and had a passion for scrapbooking and enjoyed recording memories of her family.

A celebration of life will take place in Topeka, KS in the Spring of 2021.


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