Diane Wright had been planning a trip to New York to celebrate her birthday.
The family of a teaching assistant who died in a head-on crash in Wiltshire has paid tribute to her.
Mum-of-two Diane Wright, 49, was killed near Baydon on Thursday, 23 September in a collision with another car.
Her husband, David, said in a statement: "She was a lovely wife and my best friend.
"Words can't describe what an amazing mum she was. She will be in our thoughts and will be remembered forever."
The couple, who married in 1987 in Surrey, lived together in Wootton Bassett with their youngest daughter Lucy, who's in the second year of her A-levels at Wootton Bassett School.
Their older daughter Tracey is in her second year at the University of Plymouth studying illustration.
The family had been planning a surprise holiday for Diane, who was due to turn 50 next year.
"We had booked up to go for a family skiing holiday at Christmas and planned a surprise trip to New York for her 50 birthday in June.
"We, her family and friends are absolutely devastated with Diane's sudden death.
"We are all finding it difficult to come to terms with."
David, a police sergeant in London said: "I can describe Diane as always friendly, generous to everyone; she could not do enough for people.
"She is a wonderful wife, loving mother and a friend in a million. Words cannot describe the way we are feeling since her death.
"She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. We are a close family and enjoy quality family life."
Diane was on the teaching staff at Baydon St Nicholas School, at Baydon, and her husband said: "She loved working with and teaching children."
She was also an active Neighbourhood Watch member, and attended regular meetings at Wootton Bassett Police Station on behalf of the Woodshaw residents.
The accident which claimed Diane's life is currently being investigated by Serious Collision team at Wiltshire Police.