Della Diane Blackburn
Della Diane Blackburn, age 68, passed at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa Oklahoma on March 11th, 2018. She was born September 2nd, 1949 in Tulsa, daughter of Yvonne and Sam King. She married Mark Blackburn on October 8th, 1976 in San Francisco, California. They were soul mates and recently celebrated 41 years of marriage together. Although both Mark and Della were both originally from Tulsa, they separately moved to San Francisco in the 1970s to find each other. Della worked over 30 years as a licensed substance abuse counselor and touched many lives. She had a knack for connecting with people and was a great joy to be around. She had an ability to speak into people’s lives and encourage many to live a full life. She was known for her cooking, gardening and plethora of pets-; her home was affectionately referred to as the Blackburn Zoo. She is survived by her husband Mark; daughter Brandy Yancy (Tracy) and granddaughter Rachael Luther-Prieto (Alex); sisters Susan Davis (Robert) and Marilyn King; brother Pete Van Horn; brother-in-law Gary Blackburn; nephew Justin Blackburn (Leah); and a number of other nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be 3:00 PM, Friday, March 16, 2018 at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel.