Dianne Craig

March 23, 1939 - April 18, 2022

Dianne Craig, 83, of Groves, died Monday, April 18, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born March 23, 1939, in Beaumont, to Hazel Vera Powell.

Dianne graduated from South Park High School, Beaumont. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Lamar University and her master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and was an active member of the Alpha Chi Omega Alumni. Dianne taught 1st Grade at Oak Forest Elementary, Vidor for thirty-one years.

Dianne enjoyed dancing especially jitter bugging. She also loved to travel and spend time with her granddaughter. She was Blue Bell Ice Cream’s biggest fan! Dianne will be remembered for always having a smile on her face.

Survivors include her daughter, Kelaine Konidis and husband, Pete, of Groves; granddaughter, Kaylee Konidis; cousins, Charlotte Comeaux; Billy Kinnear and wife, Sherry; and Jan Mora and her children, Ian, Katherine, Ben, and Rachel; niece, Dolly Covington and her children, Jesse and wife, Samantha and their daughter, Kennedy; and Kathryn Cole and husband, Monte, and their son, Elijah; nephews, Randy Authement and Rick Authement and wife, Lydia; and more friends than can be mentioned.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Hazel; husband and love of her life for fifty-nine years, Jim Craig; and brother, David Darnell.

The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Montebello and Kindred Hospice for the special care they gave Dianne. Also, a special thanks to Terri Buchanan and Southern Home Health for the many years of caretaking and love shown to Dianne.

A gathering of Mrs. Craig’s family and friends will begin 9:30 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Craig’s family request that friends and family sign up to be a bone marrow donor by registering at www.bethematch.org.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 22, 2022
  • 9:30 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 22, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (7)

    Polly Gauthreaux Honish says:

    Mrs. Craig was my 1st grade teacher at East Chambers Elementary School in Winnie, Texas. I always remembered her with fondness as she was very kind and compassionate with her students. Rest in peace Mrs. Craig!

    Billy and Linda Lavender says:

    So sorry for your loss! Met her and Jim in Bon Weir on the river. We were neighbors. Prayers for the family!

    Casey Simmons Hancock says:

    I attended Oak Forest Elementary in the 80s. I was not in Mrs. Craig’s class, but she was always very kind to me. I can remember going to her class to do crafts during holidays, and I always enjoyed it. She was a true educator, and any student who had her as a teacher was blessed! Happy Teacher Appreciation Mrs. Craig!

    Rhonda Allen says:

    Aunt Diane was a truly special person. I looked forward to her kind smile and love she gave every time I was around her. I will miss her ability to make everyone around her laugh and feel loved. I will also miss her honesty done in true southern style. You always knew where you stood with Aunt Diane and you always felt loved for who you were. I know right now there is a serious good time going on up there now that her and Uncle Jimmy are together again. They will be missed and their legacy will never be forgotten as it was Aunt Diane and Uncle Jimmy’s influence in my life that made me become a teacher. Something for which I will always be grateful. Rest In Peace.

    Rhonda says:

    And I just realized I spelled her name wrong. Sorry Aunt Dianne. Auto correct is not a friend to spelling names sometimes. Love you Aunt Dianne, very much.

    Jan Mora says:

    My sincere condolences to Kelaine and Kaylee and the family and friends who love Dianne. She will be missed. My mother, Judy, went ahead to save a spot on the swing in front of her Heavenly mansion. May God give you comfort and peace knowing she is in the arms of her Savior.

    John 14:1-3 ESV
    “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

    Kenneth & Charlotte Griffin says:

    God Bless Dianne’s soul and her family, Dianne was always kind and welcoming to me and my mom.at the many family holiday gatherings in her family’s home . Dianne will be missed but live on in all the great memories we have of her.

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