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Kay Diane Tanner
Mar 18, 1939 - May 22, 2024

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of our mother, Kay Diane Tanner, who left us on May the 22nd of 2024, after a beautifully lived life. 

She passed away peacefully at her home in Casa Grande, AZ, surrounded by her family. 

Kay was preceded in death by her parents Guy and Jean Cull, brother Guy Jr., sister Evelyn Chatham, daughter Pam Ahearn, son-in-law Allen Ahearn, and her grandson Steven Ahearn. Kay is survived by her sons Jim Tanner (Shelley) and Pat Tanner (Tina), grandchildren Jill Young (Kevin), Maegan (Britt), Daniel (Joanna), Andy, Delaney, great-grandchildren Alexis and Ryan Young, and 8 nieces and nephews.

Kay was born in Indianapolis, IN in 1939, to Guy and Jean Cull. 

They moved to California in 1946 as a family and planted their roots in the peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Kay graduated from San Mateo High School in 1957 and soon married Lee Tanner. 

During their time together, Kay had three wonderful children and leaned into her role as a mother and homemaker. 

Throughout her life, Kay was known as a caring and generous person with a great sense of humor. 

She thrived as a hostess, relished throwing parties/entertaining loved ones, and traveling. She valued spending time with family and dear friends- near and wide, as well as bowling, watching any professional sports, especially NASCAR, SF Giants baseball, SF 49ers football, the annual Indy 500, Kentucky Derby! 

In 2002, she retired from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office as a Records Bureau Supervisor. 

In Arizona, she found her love for the Lord, and although her mobility declined, she enjoyed watching Pinal County Cowboy Church every week by livestream. 

During services she could be seen filled with joy, tapping her feet and singing along during worship.

To commemorate her incredible journey and to celebrate the love she spread, a service will be held in her honor at Allen Mortuary (247 North Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380) on Saturday June the 1st of 2024 at 4pm. 

We invite all who knew her to join us in remembering a truly enigmatic woman.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at