Diana Owen White
Sep 3, 1958 - Sep 9, 2020
It is with immeasurable sadness, which in time will transform to her grace and strength within us, the family of Diana (Owen) White shares of her passing on September 9, 2020, shortly after her 62nd birthday having courageously beat cancer for 13 years.
Diana was born September 3, 1958 in Sacramento and was the youngest of five children. As an early testament to the ambition and perseverance she demonstrated throughout her life, she graduated from Sacramento High School in three years and followed with a degree in accounting from Sacramento State just three years later.
Her excellence continued with a distinguished 37-year career as a public servant where her intelligence, leadership, creativity, work ethic, and loyalty took her from an entry level auditor to one of the highest positions in state government.
More importantly Diana was a devoted wife, caring daughter and sister, endlessly loving mother, doting grandmother, compassionate aunt, and selfless friend. She welcomed easily, loved deeply, gave generously, and fought fiercely for those close to her.
Diana enjoyed trips to the coast, a nice glass of wine, an old country song, classic Mustangs, and finding a good bargain. More than that she enjoyed spending time making memories and sharing a smile with those she loved be it across an ocean or around her dinner table.
Diana’s legacy, spirit, and inspiration will live on through her loving husband Tony, her eternally grateful son Robert Ducay, her sister Christine, her brother Douglas, her grandchildren Camille, Colleen, and Jared, stepchildren, nieces and nephews, and countless friends. Waiting for her when she passed were her parents Bill and Helen Owen, her sister Leuenda, her brother Robert, and her niece Wendy.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 Thursday, September 24, 2020 at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Wellness Within Cancer Support Services or the Me-One Foundation.
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“What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller