Diana Thomason Belden, longtime Clayton resident and Democratic activist, passed away on May 6th, 2015. Born June 13, 1946 in central Kentucky, Diana’s petite and polished exterior belied a passionate energy which no misfortune or illness could ever wholly suppress. Her many interests included history, literature, film, music, gardening, and progressive politics. She worked in the legal and medical fields while also being a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and talented homemaker.
Diana is survived by her husband Charles M. Belden, sons Paul and Mike, daughter Michelle, daughter-in-law Angie, grandsons Justin and Paul, Brother James Thomason, and Sister Linda Covington. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, with whom she shared her sharp wit, deep wisdom, and unparalleled work ethic. A celebration of her life will take place 20 June 2015 at 3:00 to 4:30 at the Morning Glory Inn 507 East Second Street Clayton, NC. There will be no viewing. It was her request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to an educational institution or a charity of your choosing.