Helen “Diane” Ostapuk

Our beloved wife and mother, Diane Ostapuk, passed away on March 5, 2023, at the age of 67 from influenza pneumonia. She was born in Roswell, New Mexico on December 29, 1955, to James Ross Bloodworth and June Marie Hutto. 

Diane is survived by her husband, Paul Ostapuk; daughters – Tara Denner (Ryan) and Amy Hudson (Bryan Wong); brothers – Bill Bloodworth and Ted Raby; and sisters – Barbara Gregg and Cathy Singleton. She has four grandchildren (Elle, Lauder, Ava and Lark).

Diane married in 1983 and moved to Page, Arizona in 1985. She served the Page community by working as a nurse at the Page Hospital, was President of the Page Hospital Board, and for many years volunteered as a hospice worker. Diane worked for the City of Page beginning in 1996 as the Senior Center Program Coordinator and was instrumental in the Community Development Block Grant that expanded the building’s footprint. She finished her working career at Hancock Materials and Western Rock.

Diane loved gardening and visiting nursery stores. Once inside, surrounded by the soothing vibrations of plants and the splash of pond water, she would linger until closing time came. Diane was a passionate dog lover. The nurturing of animals, big and small, provided her a great source of comfort. On walks in the desert, she appreciated the timeless beauty of small, colorful rocks found along the pathway and the expansiveness of the constellations above.

Her calm and caring spirit leaves a hole in our lives…but her energy lives on in the lives that she touched.

A memorial service for Diane is planned for 2 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at St. David Episcopal Church at 421 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, Arizona, with visitation available at 1 pm.  Interment at the Page Cemetery will be under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to:

Page Animal Adoption Agency http://www.pageanimaladoptionagency.com/donate or

Powell Museum http://www.canyonconservancy.org/donate



  1. Kathy Ostapuk March 14, 2023 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful, compassionate, caring and loving woman, whose smile lit up the room, and her humor lifted every soul that heard it! You will be missed, Dear Diane! Our hearts break along with Paul, Tara and Amy as we say Until We Meet Again! Love you and will miss you forever! Kathy Ostapuk

  2. Robert Engler March 14, 2023 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Such a wonderful woman. She leaves big void in her community and the lives of those she loved.

  3. Liz Kolle March 14, 2023 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I only got to meet Diane once, but the remark above about her sense of humor was spot-on. My heart breaks for Paul, Tara and Amy, but I hope your hearts heal quickly.

  4. Andrea Martinez March 15, 2023 at 12:23 am - Reply

    My deepest condolences to Paul and the entire family. The loss of a wife, mother and grandmother and dear friend is difficult and creates such an empty space in your hearts. Wishing everyone the courage to face the days ahead and memories to live forever.

  5. Dan Beard March 15, 2023 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Diane was a sweet, compassionate and courageous person. Diane’s warmth, kindness, great sense of humor and infectious laughter always made me feel welcome in the Ostapuk home. Her brave spirt as she endured difficult health issues has left a lasting impression on me. My deepest condolences to Paul, Tara, Amy and their families and to the brothers and sisters of Diane.
    Diane, you will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace.

  6. Danielle Hancock March 16, 2023 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Hey guys. I am so sorry for your loss. We loved Diane. So many good memories. She was a special soul. Paul, Tara, & Amy- we won’t be able to make it because we have a conflict. If we could be in two places at once we would not miss it. Please hug each other for us and know we are always here if you need anything at all. XxOo Dirk & Danielle Hancock

    • Paul Ostapuk March 16, 2023 at 10:14 pm - Reply

      Danielle, I didn’t know how to reach you. Was hoping word would reach you somehow. Thank you for your kindness.

  7. Carmen Tower March 16, 2023 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Dear Paul and Family of Diane ,
    My heart aches for your great loss. Diane was such a wonderful lady. She always had a smile for me and was a fun person to be around. We had some great laughs together.
    Take good care of each other. Sincerely.
    Carmen Tower

  8. Shelly Buckley March 30, 2023 at 1:46 am - Reply

    To Paul and family, I had the pleasure of having this beautiful lady as a client in my spa and as a friend thank you so much for sharing her . She always made my day! Love sharing love of movies, and stories of her beautiful children and grandbabies! I always looked forward to her appointment days. She will always be in my heart.

  9. Paul Ostapuk April 4, 2023 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    The video of Diane’s Memorial Service is available https://studio.youtube.com/video/lcj2emgRLao/edit

  10. Paul Ostapuk April 4, 2023 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    This is the correct link to the Memorial Service video https://youtu.be/lcj2emgRLao

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