NORMAN — Diana Lee Orosco, 65, of Oklahoma City, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. She was born July 4, 1948, in Little Axe to the Rev. Jackson and Pastor Pauline (Williams) Shoemaker.
Diana was raised in a military family and lived in many states during her childhood, having lived in Washington, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. After her father retired from the military, her parents did missionary work, which took the family to many states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska.
She attended many schools growing up and was a graduate of Moore High School. After high school, Diana attended Southwest Christian College and earned her degree in ministry.
Diana began her family in Little Axe and later moved to Moore before moving to Oklahoma City, where she has resided for the last 14 years. She married Robert Orosco on March 18, 2005, in Little Axe at the Pentecostal Church of God Indian Mission. Diana attended and was very active in the Pentecostal Church of God Indian Mission. She was the lead song leader, musician and served as the church secretary since 1982. Diana loved singing and playing the organ.
In the late ’60s, Diana and her parents used to sing on KGFF Radio as the Shoemaker Family Singers. She loved arts and crafts and enjoyed crocheting and doing macramé. Diana sponsored the St. Labre Indian School, sold Avon and Tiara, made macramé baskets to be sold in the community, and owned and operated her own day care for several years. She loved watching “Wheel of Fortune,” “The Price is Right,” football and WWE Wrestling. Diana enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Jackson Shoemaker; and sister, Geraldine Panther Tiger.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Robert Orosco of the home; daughter, Brenda Wallace of Moore; three sons and daughter-in-law, Tim and Amy Wallace of Moore, Jeremy Orosco and fiancee Candace Back of Norman and Skye Orosco of the home; mother, Pastor Pauline Shoemaker; brothers Skipper Harris of Yakima, Wash., and Raymond Lee Harris of Kansas; four grandchildren, Cierra Wallace of El Reno, Rae Quan Wick of Moore, Naviah Stoudemiere of Moore and Xavier Terrell of Moore; her beloved pets Oreo, Gus-Gus, Nikki, Jessie and Shyla; and numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation will begin 9 a.m. today and continue through service time. Family will gather to meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cooper Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Cooper Funeral Home chapel, with Chaplain Jeremy Orosco of Norman Regional Hospital officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Tecumseh.
To share memories or to sign the guest book online, go to cooperfuneral.com.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013