Diane J. Crider

Dec 15, 1930 - May 16, 2009


CRIDER, Diane J.

At home with her children, Diane J. Crider died of cancer early on Saturday, May 16, 2009. She was born on December 15, 1930, to Homer and Helen Meeks. After a happy childhood, she married Keith Lamb, and they had Kendall. After ”Tiny’s” death, Diane married Hollis M. Crider, and they had Paige and Scott. While ”Hoppy” served in the U.S. Air Force, she took care of their three children and the household at 6723 Maywood Way, Sacramento CA 95842, where she lived for 45 years. After he retired from the service, they both went to work in insurance, she at Industrial Indemnity. After they both retired, Hoppy passed away. She traveled and spent time with her grandchildren: Kendall and Les Smith’s Kyla; Paige and George Weed’s Emi and Holli; and Scott and Trang Crider’s Kien. Diane went back to school in the Renaissance Society at CSU Sacramento, taking classes and singing in the choral group, Music for Fun. In her last year, she spent time in Oregon with her dear friend Jerome Moe. She is survived by her children, her grandchildren and her many friends, all of whom will miss her greatly.

A dog person, a people watcher, a mystery reader, an expert bowler, a food lover, a Christmas artist, a gifted conversationalist, a loyal friend, and a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother: Diane J. Crider loved life, and she treated everyone with loving kindness.

All are invited to the service, burial and reception on Saturday, May 23, at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Ln., at 10:00 a.m. Donations in her name to either Doctors Without Borders ( doctorswithoutborders.org) or American Cancer Society ( www.cancer.org) would be appreciated.

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

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