Diane W. Brown (Frith) passed away on December 9th, 2015 at Paramount Court Senior Living, Turlock, CA. Diane was born on February 24, 1934 to Henrietta Veronica Frith and William Hislop Frith in Oakland CA.
Diane attended The Miss Wallace School, a private school for girls in Piedmont Ca. She then attended University of California at Berkeley at the age of 16. She would not earn her degree in Anthropology until years later after her children were grown when she attended California State University Hayward (CSU EASTBAY). While in school she enjoyed ice skating, horseback riding, tennis and plays.
Diane married Delbert (Del) Lee Brown on August 20, 1950 in Oakland. They moved to Oceanside, CA while Del was in the Marine Corps. They would eventually settle in San Leandro CA to raise their family. They were married for 63 years. Del and Diane were inseparable until his death in 2014.
Diane will be remembered as a loving, kind intelligent woman. Over the years she volunteered in several classrooms for her children and grandchildren. She loved the arts, plays and a good book. Her door was always open for family and friends. Even in her later years she never failed to help others if she could. She was an intelligent woman with a quick wit sense of humor. Diane was very creative. She loved to write, make crafts and sew. She had a thirst for knowledge usually reading 2 or 3 books at a time. Diane will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Diane is preceded in death by her husband Delbert L Brown, parents: Henrietta Veronica Collins and William Hislop Frith and her sister Harriet Montague Doyle.
She is survived by her children Donald L Brown (June), William R Brown (Patricia), Michael P Brown (Wendy), Patricia D Panos and Cameron L Brown; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; brother Donald Montague and sisters Mary Gargano, Alice (Cel) Archuleta; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Diane will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband after a brief graveside service at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella CA on Friday December 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm.
Allen Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com