Mrs. Eugenia “Genie” Range Diller, 90, a resident of Harrisonburg, died at her home Thursday evening, Sept. 22, 2011. A daughter of the late Harry G. and Rita Smith Range, she was born on Feb. 8, 1921, in Johnson City, Tenn. She graduated from East Tennessee State University and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Mrs. Diller was a member of the Colonial Garden Club, Spotswood Garden Club and Garden Club of Virginia. She was Lily Chairman of the Garden Club of Virginia. She was awarded the North American Lily Society Medal and awarded the Massie Medal from the Garden Club of Virginia. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and was chairman of the Altar Committee of the Church.
In 1957, she married John David Diller Sr., who survives her. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mary Diller LaGue and husband, Brett, of Fincastle, Va.; one son, John David Diller Jr. and wife, Karen, of Simla, Colo.; granddaughter, Kate Elise Diller; one brother, J.J. Range of Johnson City, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Mrs Diller was a great supporter of Nature Camp and mother to John Diller (former camper and counselor) and grandmother to Kate Diller (current Nature Camper). We would like to extend our deepest sympathy, love and respect to the Diller family.