Dr. Diana Bill, PhD
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Dr. Diana Franco Bill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was born in Alice, Texas on October 1, 1949, to Maria Antonio Vasquez and Daniel Franco. Her family owned and operated a small meat packing business. Diana was raised in a close community along with her sister Perla and their cousins, the Sernas.
She attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville, where she met her husband Antonio (Tony) Pruneda Bill and earned her BA in Sociology & Psychology. She went on to complete her Masters and then pursued a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Fielding Institute. In 2000 she joined Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST) as Director of Health Services and Chief Operating Officer. In her fourteen years with the agency, she helped build and grow programs such as Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) and the agency's federally qualified health centers.
She is preceded in death by her father Daniel and mother Maria Antonia. Left to cherish her memories are her loving husband of 52 years Antonio, daughter Veronica and husband Chris, and their daughters, Alexis, Christina (husband Mike), Priscilla, and Sierra. Her daughter Catarina (Cat) and her sister, Perla Franco Wheeler. She will be missed by many cherished family and friends.
Diana dedicated her free time to various activities at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Alice. Her caring ways will forever stay with the people touched by her countless acts of kindness. May she be walking with the saints in heaven.
A rosary will be held Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 10:30 am at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with a memorial mass to begin at 11 am at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Services will conclude at the church. Services entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home Alice.