Dianna Rothwell Muha, age 41, was born on October 1, 1977 in Baytown, Texas to Fred Richard Rothwell and Jana Ralls Miller. She grew up in Baytown and after graduating from Ross S. Sterling High School, went on to attend Central Texas College and Pikes Peak Community College.
Dianna peacefully passed away on January 28, 2019, after a 5-year journey with metastatic breast cancer. Many who knew Dianna remember her cancer journey as she demonstrated a true “warrior” mentality throughout. Even as she struggled with her own health, she spent time sharing positive thoughts and messages with others as often as she could.
There was so much more to Dianna than the “cancer years.” Dianna was vivacious, creative, smart, fun-loving, opinionated, musical, artistic, and she wore her heart on her sleeve. She lived her life fiercely and with passion. She could light up a room with her personality.
When Dianna was in her 20’s, a medium/psychic in New York City advised her that she would not live to be 50 years of age. Because of that encounter, Dianna made sure she lived each day to the fullest, something of which many could learn to do more.
For many of her adult years, Dianna said that she did not want children, but when a doctor told her in 2010 that having a hysterectomy was her only option to an ongoing medical issue, Dianna changed her mind about having children, and she changed doctors. Just a little over a year later, she was pregnant with her pride and joy, Kaylee.
It was a struggle for Dianna to juggle her cancer journey and raising her daughter, but with her fierce determination and the help of family and friends, she was able to enjoy her daughter’s life for almost 7 years.
Dianna is preceded in death by her father, Fred Richard Rothwell; grandparents, Jerry Ralls, Joy Reeves Going, Albert & Eva Rothwell; and aunts, Thelma Renea King and Pamela Marsolek. She is survived by her daughter, Kaylee Huffman; mother, Jana Ralls Miller; aunts, Joni Ralls, Dianna Hartigan; and uncle, Steven “Butch” Rothwell, and numerous cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that anyone wishing to honor or celebrate Dianna’s life do a random act of kindness for someone else. Donations can be made in the name of Dianna Muha to the following organizations; Camp Kesem, Project Angel Heart, or METAvivor.