WATERVILLE - Diane Zanie Fjeldheim, a lifelong resident of Waterville, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2015, at 95 years old. She was born in Waterville, on April 8, 1920, the daughter of Amin and Annie George Ferris. She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of Colby College attaining a language degree and also a graduate of the University of Maine attaining a master's degree in Education. She was formerly employed as a teacher at Fairfield, Oakland and Vassalboro schools for several years and as an English teacher for 30 years at Winslow Junior High School.She also shared her love of knitting and flair for fashion with the adults she taught through knitting classes in Adult Continuing Education. She enjoyed spending time with her family , gardening, baking bread, playing cards and enjoying life. Her influence and fond memories will be remembered by her family, her friends and all who knew her.She was the beloved wife of the late Wesley Fjeldheim with whom she shared more than 36 years of marriage; loving mother of Penny Snyder and her husband Tim of Arlington, Mass., John Fjeldheim and wife Julie of Holliston, Mass., Barbara Fjeldheim who cared for her most recently, Terry Fjeldheim and wife Monique of Raleigh, N.C., and Kim Thompson and husband Rob of Indianapolis, Ind. She is the tatee to 12 grandchildren whose lives she profoundly impacted. She is great-tatee to four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers and her sister, Emma Hikel, Joe Ferris, Charles Ferris, and also Abraham Ferris 2006.To a strong and independent woman, thanks for setting the example for all of us. We love you. Mom. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to MaineGeneral Hospice and Oak Grove Nursing Home and staff for the kind assistance and support to our mother. Family would also like to express a thank you to Barbara for her years of attentive care to our mother. Friends may visit with family from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. The Divine Liturgy of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated Friday, May 29, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Maronite Church Front Street Waterville. Committal prayers and burial will follow in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Grove St., Waterville. A mercy meal will be served in the church hall after the services. A reception will also be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Nursing Home, 27 Cool St., Waterville. Condolences may be expressed and guestbook signed at www.gallantfh.com In lieu of flowers, please plant and share something pretty in her memory.