November 27, 2012
Dianne Christie passed away peacefully in Roseville, Calif,. on Nov. 12, 2012. She was 68.
Dianne battled with Parkinson's disease and brain cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hallow Way, Nevada City, and will be officiated by Pastor Andy Owens.
Dianne was born in Santa Monica, Calif., but called Grass Valley her home. She spent the last six years in Roseville at her beloved Mistywood residence.
She graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1962 and then attended Saint Mary's Business School. Dianne worked for at J. C. Penneys, Shop-n-Save grocery and Nevada Union High School. She is best remembered as a mother, daughter, sister, wife, grandmother and friend.
Dianne's greatest joy was spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoyed her crafts and was an avid seamstress, providing her grandchildren with one-of-a-kind outfits throughout the years.
Her culinary skills were a delight to all those fortunate enough to consume them.
No blue ribbon was spared at the county fair for her ginger snap cookies or world-famous pumpkin cheesecake. Dianne loved recounting stories of her various travels and sharing memories of her much loved cruises.
Dianne never enjoyed the shine of the spotlight, but would gladly take a front row seat and enjoy the show. Although cancer took her much too soon, Dianne was able to enjoy the full benefits of a life well served.
She was surrounded by her family and dear friends at the time of her passing — all who thought it an honor to spend those final moments with her.
She is survived by her sons, Tony (Marianna) Davis, Troy (Tracey) Davis; mother, Jerre Greenfield; sisters, Vicki Hovan and Charmaine Hovan; and four grandchildren, Chris, Meghan, Emily and Sarah.
Dianne was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Christie.
Memorial gifts in Dianne's name can be made to The Parkinson's Institute (www.thepi.org).
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