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Celebrating the Life of Hannah Diaso

Our Beloved daughter

Our beautiful daughter and beloved sister, Hannah
Our beautiful daughter and beloved sister, Hannah

It’s with heavy hearts that Dawn, David Jr., Jonathan and I inform you that Hannah, our daughter and beloved sister went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning. We grieve, but not like those that are without hope.
Hannah was a loving, caring, sweet young woman who the Lord used to encourage and bless so many. As Dawn, David Jr., Jonathan and I have been interacting with friends about Hannah’s passing we’ve been amazed by the stories. Just last night Hannah’s friends from IMPACT 195 organized a prayer vigil. It was a wonderful time, and we heard stories of how Hannah touched people’s lives and what she meant to them. It was an uplifting time amidst the pain we are going through.
Hannah’s encouraging spirit was used to lift up people in both the U.S. and in Mexico.
Hannah with her brothers, Jonathan & David
Hannah with her brothers, Jonathan & David

Hannah was a wonderful and loving sister. Her brothers adored her, and it was always so fun to see them together.
We must admit we don’t know why Hannah was taken at such a young age, but we know that the Lord’s plan is higher and better than ours. We know that Hannah’s in a place where there isn’t any more suffering, and there isn’t any more pain.
This passage in Isaiah expresses well some of what we are going through,

“The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.”
Isaiah 57:1-2 ESV

Our family is thankful for the peace and joy that Hannah is now experiencing. The Lord has given friends visions of Hannah’s joy of being with her Father. That also gives us much peace.

Graveside Service

Next Wednesday, October 26th we will celebrate Hannah’s life with a graveside service at 10 AM at
Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary: 3838 Bonita Rd., Bonita CA 91902

Memorial Service & Celebration of Life

Wednesday, October 26th at 2 PM we will have the memorial & celebration of life service at
Redeemer Presbyterian Church: 1831 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
View More: and I along with our boys, David and Jonathan would love to have you join us! It does encourage us to have so many friends praying for us, encouraging us and mourning with us.
In His Grip, Dave


  • By "Gwennon R"
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I am so sorry to hear this, but rejoice to know that your precious girl is now with Jesus. You will be in my regular prayers. May God comfort you.
    Psalm 149:4
    Revelation 22:1-5

  • By Fernando Garcia.
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 10:59 am

    From your Family in Xochimilco Mexico, We love you and are with you in mind and spirit, May the Lord Comfort you during these days, God bless you all, we know Hannah now is with Jesus, rejoicing in His Master, together with God, I Cor. 13. Keep on keeping on for Jesus, what you do is so important for the Kingdom of God, hugs for the four of you, we love you dear family. Angel&Celia, Silvia&Alfredo, Feli, Isa&Fernando, Armando, wifes and children. We all love you.

  • By Sol y Victor
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Hola Familia Diaso, su fortaleza nos alenta a seguir creyendo que Dios es perfecto y en medio de cada situacion, debemos de darle toda la honra y toda la gloria. Hannah siempre estara en nuestros corazones, y la recordaremos con esa gran sonrisa, y llena de vida, les amamos y aca en Rosarito se ha levantado un ejercito que ora por sus vidas y para que sea Dios que les de ese gran consuelo, les amamos, les mandamos el mas tiernos de los abrazos. Con carinos sus hermanos Sol y Victor Bravo.

  • By Michele Call
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 11:04 am

    We are grieving to hear this heartbreaking news. We are praying that God will comfort your hearts. Hannah was a special young woman and we pray that God’s name will be glorified as you celebrate her life.

  • By Laura Hume Valeriote
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Oh my goodness Dave, I am shocked and so saddened to see this. No parent should have to bury their child. I follow you and know that
    Hannah had had some struggles but thought she had pulled through. My heart and prayers go out to you, your wife, sons and family. Praying our Lord will comfort you and give you strength at this most heartbreaking time.

  • By chosenrebel
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Dave, So sorry to hear of your loss and so joyful for the hope of the resurrection. Praying for you and your bride and sons.

  • By Terra
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss. One day we know that you will see her again in heaven. With this hope that we have in Christ Jesus and knowing that she had salvation before leaving this earth, that brings comfort to many hearts. Will lift you and yours up in prayer as you grieve and celebrate Hannah’s life. God bless.

  • By Larry Who
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    This breaks my heart. May the Lord pour out His grace and peace on you and your family in the days ahead.

  • By Bob and Linda Morgan
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    We love you all, care so deeply, are sharing your sorrow and are holding you so close in prayer.

  • By Vickie burke
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Our sympathy for you and the family.

  • By Kim Vaughn
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I am so sorry Dave and family. This is heartbreaking news to your MTW office family. Love and hugs, Kim Vaughn

  • By lloyd and eda kim
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of such a beautiful and precious daughter. Praying for peace and comfort as you grieve.

  • By Brian Peterson
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Oh, my brother. I am so terribly sorry to hear of this. Anna and I will pray that the Lord’s hands of mercy will care deeply for you all. May our great God be your strength and peace. She will greet you in glory. Soon, brother.

  • By Anne Marie Winz
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    May the peace of Christ and your memories comfort you as you grieve the loss of precious Hannah. Know that we are praying for you and weeping with you.

  • By Susan Alms
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss! This is quite a shock to read this. May the Lord bring peace and love to your family.

  • By kristy
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Dear Diaso family- We are so very sorry to hear of such a great loss to your family. We pray for comfort and peace as you mourn together and as you celebrate her home-going. Blessings to all of you. Tim and Kristy Holliday

  • By Kristy Holliday
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Dear Diaso family- We are so very sorry to hear of such a great loss to your family. We pray that you know tremendous comfort and peace as you mourn together and as you celebrate Hannah’s home-going. Blessings to all of you in Christ, Tim and Kristy Holliday

  • By GHNI daniel emig
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    David and Dawn … do please know that I am praying for you both in all this. Thanks for lunch this summer with you(Dave) and Hannah! It was truly a pleasant delight and good time together with you and her! Our(Nora and I) to you both and the family … Dan and Nora

  • By ltebedo
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the sorrow you must feel. Prayers to you. May God be close and comforting to you at this time.

  • By Amy Dunbar
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Lifting all of you in prayer. Tavi, Missy and I will be there to grieve and celebrate with you. Sending love from Colorado <3

  • By Mercy Pacheco
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    David, and Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words sufficient. Please know that you, your boys, and other family members are in my prayers.
    Mercy Pacheco

  • By sustainabilitea
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    When I saw the title of your post, my heart sank. How could this be? I know lean now on the sureness and joy of knowing that Hannah is at home with our Father, but that here on earth, your hearts mourn her and your souls ache. Oh, that I could take some of that from you. Yet only our Father can do that. I leave with in His arms with my love, thought, and prayers.

  • By Karen Martin
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    We love you and you are in our prayers. We know that we do not mourn as those who have no hope. Our hope that we will all be reunited in the Lord is wonderful. Your precious Hannah is so sweet and beautiful. May the Lord uphold you through this very difficult time.
    Karen and Dwight

  • By d
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I cannot imagine the sorrow You and Dawn are experiencing now, I am truly sadden by your loss. I am so sorry David.

  • By Shayne Stroop Fite
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Grieving with you, and knowing that underneath are the Everlasting Arms. Praying that you will feel them in a real way every day as you walk this road.
    Shayne Fite

  • By Donna Yacovoni
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    You have my deepest, most heartfelt condolences and prayers for peace, comfort and strength for your entire family during this sad and devastating time. Hannah blessed so many people during her life and now she is in the loving embrace of her Savior; she is free from the ailments of earthly life and is now rejoicing in the glorious Kingdom of God.

  • By Colorado friend
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Hannah personally very well. Hannah and I shared some very close mutual friends, but the strongest memory I have of her was possibly her 13th or 15th Birthday party I believe? It was a small BBQ at the Diaso home and Hannah welcomed me as if we’d been friends for a long time. Her heart was a pure gift of God and she was equipped to show Christ like love so easily. My heart aches for the entire Diaso family because anyone who knew you, knows Hannah is your sweetheart. This blog is so inspirational among so much grief. I pray you find Gods presence in all you do.

  • By dave veldhorst
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Our family will continue to pray for your during this time of grief and loss. We give thanks for Hannah’s life and testimony and pray God will give you His peace.
    Dave and Jan Veldhorst

  • By Pieter Stok
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 3:31 am

    I am struck dumb! But I know that the Spirit of God is with you all in this difficult time. I am sorry that I can’t be with you to support you but my prayers are with you all. Love Pieter

  • By claudiajung71
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Dear Diaso family,
    We grieve with you the loss of your beautiful daughter Hannah. We met for the first time this past September in Escondido, CA. My impression of her was “What a beautiful young woman through and through, inside and out!” She lit up the room with her gorgeous smile, and she even made me feel loved by complimenting me! All this to say, she did indeed impact many in her life, even in brief encounters! May the Lord comfort your hearts and grant you continued peace in knowing that she is with our Father. We are so sorry we can’t be there at the memorial as we have returned to Australia at the end of September, but we will be praying for you.
    Much love to you!
    Jim and Claudia Jung

  • By Lois Trapp
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Dan and I are praying daily for each of you … with the hope that Jesus promises in His Word! May you continue to feel His hope, His peace, His joy … the joy of knowing Hannah is safe with Him. But the grief and loss is real. Too real. Oh that you feel the LORD giving you peace of mind!! With sadness, we pray, for all your family, here and there!

  • By Rick Pinkham
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Dear Dave, Dawn, David and Jonathan, we are so sorry to hear about Hannah’s passing. I (Rick) have provided information to the Outreach/Missions committee at Valley for their prayers. What a huge shock this must be for you. May the Lord, your family, your supporting churches, and your friends lift you up in this very challenging time.
    Love, Karen and Rick Pinkham

  • By Rob Osterlund
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Hannah’s death. May God’s comforting hand bring you all peace in this time of deep sorrow.

  • By Michelle Denowh
    Posted October 23, 2016 at 9:27 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss- may God keep you in peace. 💞

  • By Calvin and Saloma
    Posted October 23, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Dear friends, we continue praying for our Fathers grace to abound toward you.

  • By Morgan Roe
    Posted October 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Dave and Dawn, we are so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the Lord of peace and mercy meet you fully during this time of need. In Christ,
    Morgan and Patti Roe

  • By S. Keith Barnes
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Prayers for you all, very sorry for your loss, glad for heaven’s gain. May Abba surround you with songs of comfort.

  • By Jay and Holly E.
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

    We are grieved with you to read of this news. I don’t think we have had a chance to meet in person, but my husband and I are part of the MTW family in Europe. I am stopping to lift you up in prayer now and will pray that God will continue to comfort and meet you powerfully in your grief.

  • By Rich and Sue Brassfield
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Dear Dave, Dawn, Jon and David,
    Our deepest most sincere thoughts of you all for your daughter and sister Hanah. There are no words I can express that would even come close to how sorry we are for your precious one. We are so thankful for our Father’s gift of eternity with Him, our Hope. May our Heavenly Father comfort you all as only He can. I pray for our Lord’s comforting embrace upon you all in Jesus name.

  • By Bruce and Linda Thompson
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Dave and Dawn,
    We share your hurt at this time of great loss. I sense the Comforter has been comforting you all greatly…As we humbly approach his throne of grace, our prayer is that God will continue to send grace and mercy to help in your time of need. With love and mercy, Bruce and Linda

  • By Mary Ann Young Robinson
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Almost 20 years ago my son-in-law’s family went through this with their only daughter and two sons. It was at this time that my son-in-law felt called to the ministry and through her loss, he committed himself and is married to my oldest daughter. They are in ministry in W TX. No words can express what we feel at times like this. May the lord grant you perfect peace in His time. In Christ. Mary in Boise (All Saints PCA & Dayspring Reformed Church)

  • By jlm1978
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Randy and I cannot begin to touch your pain. May you know our Lord’s peace and comfort at this time, as we all long for the day when our tears will be dried and our hearts put to rest at the throne of our Father. Until then, you and your family remain in our prayers.

  • By Saks Family
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 8:34 am

    We’re grieving with you, Diaso Family, and pray God, in His mercy, will sustain you in the weeks and months to come.

  • By Pete and Wendy von Haaal
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Dear Diaso Family, it is with the deepest of compassion and grief that we read of your precious daughter. Our prayers extend across the miles asking God for His peace to comfort you daily. And yet, we rejoice with you that Hannah is present with the Lord. Our hope is a treasure indeed. Prayers will continue!! Pete and Wendy von Haaal

  • By Ben and Tracy Taylor
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 11:46 am

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Hannah was truly a beautiful young lady inside and out. We think of the scripture 2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day…” With love, Ben and Tracy

  • By Amy Newsome
    Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Dave and Dawn,
    Our hearts break with you in your loss. Our prayers will be for comfort, strength and God’s peace to wrap each of you as you walk forward each day. Much love from Japan, Wayne and Amy Newsome

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  • By Debbie
    Posted October 29, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I have no words. Thinking of you with love and prayer.

  • By Pastor Luis A. Meza
    Posted October 31, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    David I pray everyday that the peace of God and his presence abounds in your life and heart. We are praying for you so that God strength comes to you and your family!
    You have a family in Mexico that loves you a whole lot.
    Now Hannah is walking in streets made of gold and sea made of crystal, I bet she is happier than ever.
    Big hugs from our family to yours.
    Joshua 1:9

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted November 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks so much. We love our Mexican family

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