This week in Wheeling WV – 8/13-8/19


Our header picture is of Bill and Diana Roche, the latter whom passed the previous week.  Next week we hit the Empire State.

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This may have been a rough week for many, with the after effects of the Blood Eclipse, highlighting many a fatality.  Even deaths that were expected from old age or illness, are always a shock to the system — we tend to underestimate the impact beforehand.  With the South Node in the fourth house in Aquarius, these losses maybe people that you had electronic communication with recently more than a physical presence — phones, chats, skypes etc.  Uranus on the seventh house cusp suggests that such news may surprise you and Venus in the twelfth chances are there were more news of female deaths than male.

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Wheeling West Virginia c. 1870

For us at Sabian Earth we did experience such a loss, this from a dear friend and guide, Diana Elaine Roche, who passed on August 4th, 2018 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania with her devoted husband William Roche by her side.  Most will know Diana from her book on the Sabian Symbols, the Screen of Prophecy that she worked on for four years, culminating in her and Bill traveling to many of the places that Marc Jones mentions in his books to get a real feeling for writing.  We think all of that helped making it a tour de force.  If you find Jones’s original Sabian Symbols off putting, we recommend hers instead.  It is filled with notes and gleanings that just are not anywhere else.

You can read here obituary here.



Obituary of Diana Roche

Diana E. Roche, 77 of Glen Mills, PA died peacefully on August 4, 2018 at home.

Born in El Dorado, Kansas and raised in Augusta, Diana  resided for the past 5 years in the Fox Hill Farms Community in Glen Mills, PA.  Previously she and husband Bill lived in  McAllen, TX. Retired at the time of her death, Diana was previously a copywrite attorney, and Chief of Juvenile Probation in Texas.

She graduated from Augusta High School (Class of 1959 and received her BA in Psychology from Our Lady of Angels (Neumann) College in 1976, a Masters Degree in Counseling from University of Texas in 1980, and Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in 1991.

Diana was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church, a member & former officer of the Sabian Assembly, a member of MENSA International, former president of the National Association of Document Examiners, the first female Chief of Juvenile Probation in Texas, author of The Sabian Symbols, and held various copyrights and patents.

Her hobbies included quilting and music and pent much of her life studying parapsychology, tarot and astrology.   She was an accomplished pianist and organist at her church, Our Lady of Sorrows in McAllen, TX. and then at St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford, PA and in recent years she worked on her artistic side creating dozens of oil and watercolor paintings that she enjoyed giving to family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Gerald McKinzie, brother Gerald McKinzie, daughter, Dalana Hankins Nicholas and grandson, Justin.

Surviving her is her husband of 25 years, William T. Roche, her sister Donna Voelker,  and 4 of her 5 children, Danny (Diana) Hankins, Damon (Donna) Armani, Darren (Kathleen) Armani, Artin (Carolyn) Armani, as well as her mother, Leona Maxine Davis McKinzie,  and 19 grandchildren; Byron, Aaron, Amber, Darian, Danielle, Donald, Brendan, Eileen, Ryan, Erin, Caitlin, Artin, Nikki, Megan, Matt, Carla, Corey, Jaden, and Jeremy.

A visitation will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018, 9-10AM at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, PA followed by a Funeral Mass at 10AM. Interment, St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery, Glen Mills, PA.

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