Sr Dianna Ortiz Death – How did Sr Dianna Ortiz die? – cause of death – dead : obituary – tributes
Sr Dianna Ortiz Cause of death – What happened?
- Date of death: February 21, 2021
- Death Age: -year-old
- Cause of death: died after a short illness
Sr Dianna Ortiz, who survived kidnapping and torture in Guatemala has died after a short illness
Sr Dianna Ortiz Obituary, Funeral Arrangement
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Tributes to Sr Dianna Ortiz
With the announcement of the death of the deceased, social media pages have been flooded with tributes, kind words and prayers from family, friends and loved ones.
It is hard to loose someone and we send our best wishes, prayers and love to the deceased’s family, friends and everyone affected by this loss.
Pax Christi USA writes:
Earlier this morning, Dianna Ortiz, OSU, our friend and colleague, passed away after a short illness. As anyone who ever encountered Dianna knows, she was an extraordinary person. We have lost a member of our family, the heart at the center of our life together as a staff who lifted all of us with her unceasing encouragement, support, kindness and gentleness. Our heartbreak and grief are only tempered by our gratitude and love for all Dianna has been for us, and for the rest and peace that she now has. The entire Pax Christi USA community mourns with all those who know and love Di, and we give thanks for the time that she was among us.
Many of us in the Pax Christi world first met or learned of Dianna in the 1990s when, with grace and perseverance, she pushed the US government to tell the truth about the kidnapping and torture she suffered in Guatemala in November 1989. Dianna drew on her own excruciating experience to create the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC), which provides tools and assistance for torture survivors to advocate for themselves, to raise awareness of the ongoing use of torture around the world and to change laws and customs. She served as TASSC’s executive director for several years.
Dianna was a part of the Pax Christi family for many years. She received the Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace award in 2000, and then served as program director and internship program coordinator from 2009-2012. She returned to the staff as deputy director almost one year ago.
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