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About Dianne

Growing up on a simple farm in rural Lakeland, Georgia, Dianne sang in the church choir, was FFA sweetheart in high school and was a Miss Georgia Peach runner up. Her proudest accomplishments in life were raising her two children, Todd Perfito and Nicole Perfito, as a single mom and on a secretary’s salary, and watching them both finish college and graduate school. She took endless pleasure in hearing stories about her grandchildren in California, Benjamin and Tobias Hammond.

Dianne had a kind, accepting heart, and was an easy confidante of everyone she met. She loved being surrounded by family, cooking amazing food and watching the action from a comfortable chair. After several practice attempts, Dianne finally met her life partner Edward (Skip) Roehrich in 1996 when she was living on Singer Island, Florida. They married in 1998 and since then have been constant companions.

— Dawna, Her Sister, and Nicole, Her Daughter
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We have an exciting adventure ahead!

We'll share pictures, videos and updates of the process, and celebrate Dianne as we go. Join the journey and help Dianne's family keep her legacy alive.

First Entry

Jan. 8

Dianne's Journey to Becoming a Diamond

Dianne's ashes are back at the Eterneva labs, and we are ready to begin the journey to becoming a diamond. Now, Dianne's ashes will be put into a crucible that will go through a purification process. When that is finished, her ashes will be carbon in the form of graphite. This is the material we will put in the diamond growth cell to grow her diamond. In your next update, you’ll get to see the graphite as we open the crucible for the first time. Stay tuned!

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Listen to One of Dianne's Favorite Artists
Update 2

Feb. 28

The First Transformation

Dianne's ashes have been purified and are now pure carbon in the form of graphite. To prepare her carbon for growth, we'll now mill it into a super fine powder, which is the starter material for the diamond. The closure of this phase is a big and exciting milestone! We are now ready to grow her diamond.

Love you bunches!

— Dianne's favorite saying

Keep Dianne's Story Alive

When we lose a remarkable person, the most important thing we can do is keep talking about them!

The purpose of this page is to celebrate Dianne. By recording stories about her, we allow future generations to get a sense of who she is (versus impersonal facts in an obituary).

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