Diane Arlene Casten

Aug 10, 1950 - Dec 5, 2015


Diane Casten, wife of the late Steve Melvin, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday December 5, 2015. Diane Casten-mother, nana, aunt, and friend will be missed greatly. She leaves behind her 3 loving daughters, Shannon, Kelly & Andrea. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Christopher, Donelle, Emily, Skylar and Morgan, 3 great grandchildren-Timmy, Drake & Tyler, as well as a brother in law and many nieces, nephews and her beloved dog Niki! Services will be held on Wednesday December 30, 2015 @11:30am at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery 5810 Midway Rd, Dixon, CA 95620. A celebration of Diane’s life to be held for family and friends at 9125 Sutton Way Orangevale Ca from 2pm-5pm for those wishing to attend.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


  • Missy says:

    I love you Auntie Diane! !!

  • Kelly says:

    What do I say? I wasn’t ready for you to leave but I know you are happy now together again with Dad & Uncle Larry. I love and miss you.

  • Chloe Leach says:

    Sincere Condolences to you Kelly, Shannon & Andrea and families. I know after losing your dear father not long ago and now this, I can relate. Prayers being sent for all from Ohio.

  • Inez melvin says:

    I miss u so much at least u will b with ur love and best friend and of course larry tell all r friends that went before hi for us i love and will miss u the rest of my time here

  • Cheri Lynn says:

    I’m with you Kelly,What do I say?????????? I can’t begin to find the words to say how you touch my life I don’t know what I’m going to do without you. Tell my Dad and My Uncle Steve I love and miss them, I’m glad you three are togetherThank you for everything You helped me be a better person! I love and miss you terribly.

  • Pastor George Layton says:

    I can see your face, sometimes smiling sometimes angry. I don’t know if it’s funny or sad that you cared so much for so many people but did not know how to express it other then micromanaging everyone’s life and being what seemed angry to all of us. I personally could see that anger was covering a heart that was overflowing with love, but somewhere in your past you had been hurt . You thought to cover it up by acting so tough. You always tried so hard to control everyone’s life around you but I knew it was because you were afraid of losing them. Sad only someone who has suffered a great loss can recognize it in another. I’m sorry I never took the time to tell you. You were my friend for many years. Then my enemy for some time then tragedy made us friends again. I missed you during the bad times. It was good ,though only for short time,to be your friend once more. I will miss you old friend. I pray I will see you again on the other side.

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