|Remembering Diana Wells|
Diana L. Wells, professor emeritus of mathematics, died Dec. 27 at her home in Grand Forks. She was 54.
Wells, daughter of Arvil Wesley and Evelyn (Wheeler) Wells, was born Sept. 19, 1953 in Miles City, Mont. She was educated in Miles City and graduated from high school there in 1971.
She earned her B.A. degree in mathematics from Carroll College at Helena, Mont., and taught high school mathematics in western North Dakota and eastern Montana, as well as in Washington, D.C. She later earned a master's degree in mathematics from UND and her Ph.D. in mathematics from Washington State University. She returned to Grand Forks as an associate professor of mathematics at UND until she retired in 2002. Wells loved mathematics and teaching of mathematics.
Wells enjoyed quilting, gardening and fishing, especially fishing trips to Alaska. She also enjoyed traveling in the Canadian Rockies.
She married James R. Carlson Jr. Feb. 2, 1974 at Missoula, Mont. He survives, along with sisters Arlene Crowfoot, Miles City, Mont.; Eileen McMunn, Dayton, Wash.; Glapha Cox, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and uncle Earl (Annmarie) Wheeler, Williston, N.D.
Wells was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Wesley Wells.
Funeral services were held Dec. 31 in Grand Forks. The family prefers memorials be directed to The Huntington's Disease Society of America, HDSA, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.