In Memory

Diana Edminster (Bost)

Diana Edminster (Bost)

Diana Edminster Bost: 1946-2013

Like a still, deep river, Diana’s quiet and affirming character brought compassion and insight to those with whom she enjoyed life. She was diligent, creative, and inclusive, with a deep awareness of the needs of others. She was fond of those she met, and treated each connection as a sacred trust. Her inquiring mind and spirit led her into exciting explorations of human relationships and spiritual values, often discerning what others didn’t yet perceive.

Diana was born on September 20, 1946, in McAllen, Texas, to Jim and Beth Edminster, the eldest of three children. She grew up on the windy plains of the Texas Panhandle, and graduated from Pampa High School. She attended McMurray College and graduated from North Texas State University. She studied clinical psychology at Southern Illinois University, earning a Ph.D. in 1975. Her career was spent in service to others, first in mental health clinics then in the VA system from which she retired last Fall.

She met Rick Bost in an undergraduate psychology class. They were married May 31, 1969, the day after their graduation from NTSU. Their children, Becky and Andy, were born in 1972 and 1977. Becky preceded Diana in death in 1989. Rick and Andy survive her.

Diana was devoted to her family, her service to others through Depth Psychology, and to building personal and community resilience with which to respond to crises. Diana slipped quietly into the Creator’s arms early in the morning of June 5, with her family beside her.