07/13/1951 - 04/25/2024
Service Date: 05/02/2024
Service Time: 10:00AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 777 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert AZ 85234
Visitation Date: 05/01/2024
Visitation Time: 6:00-8:00PM
Visitation Location: Gilbert Memorial Park

Diane Ellsworth, 72, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2024, in Gilbert, Arizona. She was proud to be a native Arizonan born to Paul and Virginia Rogers in 1951 and raised in Gilbert. Diane led a blessed life filled with a large extended family, caring friends, and many activities such as: camping, reading, serving in church, and teaching.

In 1975, Diane married Craig Ellsworth and were lucky enough to celebrate over 48 years together and raised five children: Josh (Kari) Ellsworth, Chantel (John) Webster, Brandon (Tiana) Ellsworth, Lance (Erica) Ellsworth, Trevor (Monique) Ellsworth, and were blessed with 17 grandchildren. She is survived by her husband and children, and sister Katy (Terry) Doyle, and brothers Paul (Christine) Rogers and Frank Rogers.

There to meet her were her parents, Paul and Virginia Rogers, sister Emily Allred, brother in-law Bob Allred, nephew Scott Doyle, and a host of other extended family and loved ones.

Diane lived a blessed life with an adoring husband, loving parents and siblings, and five children who were her life and her grandchildren who always put a smile on her face.

A viewing will be held on Wed, May 1, 2024, at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert AZ 85297 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at 777 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert AZ 85234, with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at 9:00 am.


  • Spring Theobald

    Our deepest condolences to the Ellsworth family. While I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Diane, it’s evident from the wonderful person Chantel is that she had an exceptional mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Debbie Hill-Beal

    Diane was such a lovely woman; always kind, thoughtful, and loving toward her family and others. I am particularly grateful for the wonderful job she did as a mother. Our family has been greatly blessed by her diligent efforts to raise righteous children.

  • So very sorry to hear this! I wish we lived closer, to go to the services. We’re very, very sad that she is gone so young. She was the first in the family to meet Neli, at the Manti Utah pageant in 1975, while at BYU.
    –Dwayne and Neli Rogers
    364 Patterson Cir
    Burleson, TX 7602

  • Gale Ellsworth

    I’m so sorry Diane had to leave this world at this time. She was loved and will be missed! I’m so grateful that I was able to get to know her and share a couple of grandkids with her πŸ’—πŸ’—

  • Loraina Miller

    Brandon, I am so very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Diane was beautiful, lovely, kind, compassionate and a true saint. I am extremely saddened to learn of her passing! My condolences to Craig and her entire family!

  • Mary Anne Koski

    I am grateful to have known Diane. She was kind and thoughtful. I am sorry for the loss anyone might feel in her passing.

  • Kami (Henry) Pettit

    Diane was a constant to me in the midst of a lot of unsteadiness. I am so grateful for all the time I got to spend with her (and her family) growing up. Swimming, playing, eating ramen – and her famous beans. πŸ˜€ I always felt welcome and at home at her house. Her calming and solid testimony of our Savior heavily influenced my own. And I’m having a hard time finding the right words to explain how deeply I love her and her family. Love you all. <3

  • Mellonie Grohman

    Craig and Diane were our next door neighbors in Dobson Ranch when our children were young. We were friends and relied on each through thick and thin. Our family is so sorry to hear of her death.

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