Diane Lola Booth-Trimmer, 72, died Monday, May 11, 2020, after a long history of medical issues and a recent severe stroke.


She was born Dec. 12, 1947, in Hays to Glenn and Louise Booth. She grew up in La Crosse. She was a graduate of Kansas schools, including Fort Hays State College and Kansas State University where she received her doctorate in communications and adult education.


In addition to Kansas State, she taught at Fort Riley, Wichita State University, Warren Air Force Base, Metropolitan State College, and the University of Colorado-Boulder, among other institutions of higher learning. She was a consultant to several organizations including her own company, Booth-Olson and Associates and Walt Disney Corporation. She served as the Director of Cooperative Education for Kansas Newman College and was the Executive Director of the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation.


Survivors include her husband, Chris Olson; two children, Elizabeth and Robert; and five grandchildren.


Her ashes will be interred next to her parents in Mount Herman Cemetery in Paradise as arrangements can be made.