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“I only met Diane once in her father's train store after I had written an article on him. Diane was very sweet to me and showed me all the latest...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sandi Scionti - TAMPA, FL

“I always think of Diane as being at the Renaissance Fair...a fairy princess, in a Fantasy land. Now she has her wings for real. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Elinor Smith - Tampa, FL - Family

“Diane is my ex daughter-in-law, but she has been my friend for 45 years and will forever be my beloved daughter. I will miss her so much. I will...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Lillian White - Tampa, FL

“Mischievous, dainty, and magical was she... My Forever Tinkerbell ♀ Your spunk and spirit shall live on in us all. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jennifer Smith - Riverview, FL

“Ned, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Diane. You are in my thoughts through this difficult time. Love ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Amelia Lubrano - Tampa, FL

“Ned, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Diane. You are in my thoughts through this difficult time. Love ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Amelia Lubrano - Tampa, FL

“So sorry to see her go, but she is not in pain any longer. Loved by many included myself. She was a "sister by another mother" - brother's wife. She...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Marsha Smith - Tampa, FL - Sister


Diane Elizabeth Holley was born on June 24, 1946 in Kilwinning, Scotland and passed away July 19, 2018 in Tampa, Fl with her husband and son by her side.

Diane was a staple of the South Tampa community for several decades. Diane was a Robinson High School Alumni graduate from the Class of 1964. She became the Owner and Operator of Chester Holley Model Railroads when her late father Chester Holley passed away in the early 90's.

Diane is survived by her devoted husband Edmund (Ned) Smith, her cherished son Kyle Masta, stepchildren Rhonda Dorman, Jennifer Smith and Bryan Smith and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that loved her dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held to honor Diane's memory and life on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at Ballast Point Park Shelter #805 in Tampa, Fl from 6-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or Hospice for the generosity and care provided to Diane in her final days.