Our header picture is of Bill and Diana Roche, a casualty of the Blood Eclipse.
But it may have been a rough week for many, with the after effects of the Blood Eclipse, highlighting many a fatality. Even deaths that were expected from old age or illness, are always a shock to the system — we tend to underestimate the impact beforehand and that we did with Diana who had been ill for the past year.
With the South Node in the fourth house in Aquarius, these losses maybe people that you had electronic communication with recently more than a physical presence — phones, chats, skypes etc. Diana had a Uranian Sun, and so with Uranus on the seventh house cusp that like with us, such news may be surprise & with Venus in the twelfth, chances are there were more female deaths than male.
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Diana Elaine Roche, who passed on August 4th, 2018 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania with her devoted husband William Roche by her side. Most will know Diana from her book on the Sabian Symbols, the Screen of Prophecy that she worked on for four years, culminating in her and Bill traveling to many of the places that Marc Jones mentions in his books to get a real feeling for his writing. She loved discussing her meeting Australian Lynda Hill that so impressed Diana that an Australian had caught the Symbol bug — but if you look at the news clippings here, we know it was not as strange as Diana thought then.
A lot of her reminisces are all over her book — she and Bill visiting Balboa Park and scouting out where Elsie and Marc were, this time with she & Bill recreating the screen. She urged everyone to go to the spot itself and really soak in the atmosphere. We think it was that first hand experience that helped make the book a tour de force. If you find Jones’s original Sabian Symbols off putting, we recommend hers instead. It is filled with notes and gleanings that just are not anywhere else and that may because she knew him and asked him questions about the whole Screen of Prophecy — as a lawyer, Diana did not let much pass her by.
You can read here obituary here.
Obituary of Diana E. Roche
Diana E. Roche, 77 of Glen Mills, PA died peacefully on August 4, 2018 at home.
Born in El Dorado, Kansas and raised in Augusta, Diana resided for the past 5 years in the Fox Hill Farms Community in Glen Mills, PA. Previously she and husband Bill lived in McAllen, TX. Retired at the time of her death, Diana was previously a copy-write attorney, and Chief of Juvenile Probation in Texas.
She graduated from Augusta High School (Class of 1959) and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Our Lady of Angels (Neumann) College, Philadelphia, in 1976, a Masters Degree in Counseling from University of Texas in 1980, and Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law, Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1991.
Diana was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania a member, legate & former officer of the Sabian Assembly, a member of MENSA International, former president of the National Association of Document Examiners, the first female Chief of Juvenile Probation in Texas, author of The Sabian Symbols, and held various copyrights and patents.
Her hobbies included painting, quilting and music and she spent much of her life studying parapsychology, tarot and astrology. She was an accomplished pianist and organist at her church, Our Lady of Sorrows in McAllen, TX. and then at St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford, PA . In recent years she worked on her artistic side creating dozens of oil and watercolor paintings that she enjoyed giving to family and friends and showing to Sabian members on Arts and Crafts night..
She is preceded in death by her father, Gerald McKinzie, brother Gerald McKinzie, daughter, Dalana Hankins Nicholas and grandson, Justin.
Surviving her is her husband of 25 years, William T. Roche, her sister Donna Voelker, and 4 of her 5 children: Danny (Diana) Hankins, Damon (Donna) Armani, Darren (Kathleen) Armani, Artin (Carolyn) Armani, as well as her mother, Leona Maxine Davis McKinzie, and 19 grandchildren; Byron, Aaron, Amber, Darian, Danielle, Donald, Brendan, Eileen, Ryan, Erin, Caitlin, Artin, Nikki, Megan, Matt, Carla, Corey, Jaden, and Jeremy.
A visitation will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018, 9-10AM at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, PA followed by a Funeral Mass at 10AM. Interment will be at St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery, Glen Mills, PA.