DIANE MARIA ORJALADiane Maria Orjala, 65 died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at McGregor.
Diane Maria Orjala, 65 died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at McGregor.
She was born Oct. 16, 1947 to Eleanor (Beckman) and Wayne Orjala, the oldest of four children.
She attended McGregor elementary and High School, graduating in 1965. She attended the Minneapolis School of Arts as a fashion major from 1965 to 1967. She lived in Winston Salem, Houston, Manhattan and Los Angeles before returning to Minneapolis in 1987, and then back to East Lake in 2006, to reside with her mother. Her career began in retail sales, progressing to positions of buyer of suits and dresses in Houston. Later as a merchandiser for two California dress manufacturers. Upon her return to Minneapolis she went back to retail sales.
Diane was preceded in death by her father Wayne Orjala in 1959 and younger sister Edith Orjala in 1973.
She is survived by her mother Eleanor Karjala; sister Nancy Orjala; brother David (Catherine) Orjala and niece Allison and nephew Andrew Orjala.
PRIVATE FAMILY MEMORIAL SERVICE: will be held at a later date. The McGregor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Comments posted on this page do not reflect opinions of Forum Communications Company. Forum Communications Company does not endorse and is not responsible for any statement, opinion, advice given or made. All replies are subject to approval and must follow Forum Communications Company guidelines concerning statements of libel, personal attacks or defamation of character. Replies in the "Talk About It" section that criticize a person by name may not be posted, unless that person is openly involved in a public issue. Comments written in all capital letters or bold print will not be considered for inclusion in the forum.