On Monday, May 6th, 2019, Diane Hickling-Rechberger, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away at the age of 74. Diane was born on January 1st, 1945 in Paris, Arkansas to Raymond and Ann Gesell. Her brother Neal joined the family a few years later and the family traveled extensively, as her father was in the Army. She especially loved her years in Germany and Japan. Diane graduated from East High School in Pueblo, CO in 1963. She became pen pals with a boy named Steve Hickling and they fell in love and were married on June 29th, 1963. They lived in California for many years, raising their children, before Steve's death in 1982. Diane later married Fritz Rechberger, and they opened a restaurant in Huntington Beach, CA. Later they owned and operated a Bed & Breakfast Inn in Guerneville, CA, before they moved to Springdale, Arkansas. Fritz died in 2006 and Diane moved to Culpeper in 2016. Diane enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking, gardening, dancing, hosting parties, visiting wineries and local eateries, and spending time with friends and family. Her love of animals was always evident in the way she took in stray pets and nurtured them. Diane was a friend to everyone she met, fun-loving, beautiful inside and out, and known for her infectious laugh and kind and compassionate spirit. She will be sorely missed. Diane was preceded in death by her mother, father, brother and husbands. She is survived by her sons Todd Hickling (Jane) and Steve Hickling (Rachel); grandchildren Jordan Hickling (Brooke), Jessica Hickling-Mitchell (Tyler), Timothy Hickling (Lindsay), Amanda Hickling, Anthony Hickling, Alissa Hickling, and Arianna Hickling; great grandchild Montgomery Mitchell; brother-in-law Gary Hickling; sister-in-law Susan Gesell; and dear cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She has left behind a true legacy of love and compassion. A memorial celebration will be hosted by the family at The Refinery in Culpeper, VA on June 29th from 1p to 4p. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diane's name to the Culpeper Humane Society.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXPANDED THE * FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND, CALVERT AND ST. MARYS. IN VIRGINIA, ALBEMARLE, CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE, CULPEPER, GREENE, KING GEORGE, MADISON, NELSON, NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE, ORANGE, RAPPAHANNOCK, AND SPOTSYLVANIA. * UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING. * THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND LINGER INTO THE EVENING. LOCALIZED RAINFALL TOTALS OF SEVERAL INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THIS COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING, ESPECIALLY IN THE URBAN AREAS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. &&
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 394 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL MARYLAND ANNE ARUNDEL HOWARD MONTGOMERY PRINCE GEORGES IN NORTHERN MARYLAND BALTIMORE BALTIMORE CITY HARFORD IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND CALVERT CHARLES ST. MARYS IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 21 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA ALBEMARLE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG GREENE KING GEORGE ORANGE SPOTSYLVANIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA ARLINGTON CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CITY OF FAIRFAX CITY OF FALLS CHURCH CITY OF MANASSAS CITY OF MANASSAS PARK CULPEPER FAIRFAX FAUQUIER LOUDOUN PRINCE WILLIAM STAFFORD IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA MADISON RAPPAHANNOCK THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ABERDEEN, ALEXANDRIA, ANNAPOLIS, ARLINGTON, ARNOLD, ASPEN HILL, BALTIMORE, BEL AIR, BETHESDA, BOWIE, CALIFORNIA, CAMP SPRINGS, CATONSVILLE, CHANTILLY, CHARLOTTESVILLE, CHESAPEAKE BEACH, CLINTON, COLLEGE PARK, COLUMBIA, CROZET, CULPEPER, DAHLGREN, DUNDALK, DUNKIRK, EDGEWOOD, ELLICOTT CITY, ESSEX, FAIRFAX, FALLS CHURCH, FALLSTON, FALMOUTH, FREDERICKSBURG, GAITHERSBURG, GERMANTOWN, GLEN BURNIE, GORDONSVILLE, GREENBELT, HAVRE DE GRACE, HERNDON, HUNTINGTOWN, JOPPATOWNE, LAUREL, LEESBURG, LEXINGTON PARK, LUSBY, MADISON, MANASSAS, MANASSAS PARK, MCLEAN, NORTH BEACH, ODENTON, ORANGE, PARKVILLE, PIKESVILLE, POTOMAC, PRINCE FREDERICK, RANDALLSTOWN, RESTON, ROCKVILLE, SEVERN, SEVERNA PARK, SILVER SPRING, SOUTH GATE, SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE, ST. CHARLES, STANARDSVILLE, STERLING, SUITLAND-SILVER HILL, TOWSON, WALDORF, WARRENTON, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON, AND WOODBRIDGE.