Diane Marie Hendrickson, age 64, of Helena, Montana, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022.
She was born in Butte, Montana on June 22nd, 1957, to Leonard and Marylou Hendrickson. Her education began at St. Patrick’s School and continued at West Jr. High and Butte High School. She then moved with her family to Minnesota, where she graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1975. After continuing her education at Moorhead Technical College, she began her career working at car dealerships in Fargo and Williston, North Dakota.
Returning to Butte in 1988, she began working as a psychiatric aide at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder. Diane worked with developmentally disabled residents. Using her own experience with mental health issues made her a dedicated and compassionate caregiver for everyone she worked with. She stayed with this calling for more than 24 years until health issues forced her to retire. On June 13th, 1992, she married Ed Parker. They divorced in 1999. She was also a longstanding member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
She is survived by her mother Marylou, brothers Ron (Nancy), Jim (Machelle), sisters Brenda and Karen (Tom), as well as four nephews and six nieces.
Friends are invited to share coffee and desserts from 2 to 4 P.M. on Saturday, June 11th, at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Butte, MT.
Funeral services are planned for July 2nd in Dent, Minnesota.
All services organized privately by family.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Diane and her family.