Our dearest Diane passed away in the loving embrace of her family on Wednesday, Sept. 4, of leukemia, at the age of 68.
Diane Gail McNary was born in 1945 in Santa Monica, Calif., grew up in Arcadia and lived in San Diego since 1971. A loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Diane was respected and beloved by all who knew her.
Diane’s influence was extensive, her impact significant and her genuine honesty was a true treasure. While we know that she has transcended to a better place with the Lord, her absence is deeply felt by all who knew her. Her strong faith and generous spirit were a guiding light to her family and friends, as well as an inspiration to all.
She always led an active life full of cheer and love, surrounded by friends and family. Skiing, golfing, walking the beach or golf course, bridge, reading cherished books, bible study, good food, family gatherings, spending time with her beloved grandchildren and generally caring for others occupied her time and fulfilled her life. When she wasn’t in San Diego, she was in Sun Valley, Idaho, spending time with her family and friends hiking, skiing, boating, “beaching it” at Alturas Lake and living the mountain dream.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Chuck McNary; son, Erik McNary; daughter, Heather Cunningham; grandchildren, Stratton and Vivian; father, Richard Kramb; brothers, Randy and Bill Kramb; and her dear niece and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate Diane’s life will be held at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The Village Church Memorial Fund for Childrens Ministries/Missions and Outreach Program in memory of Diane McNary.