Diane Kay Scott Sanchez
Oct. 12, 1953-June 16, 2023
Diane Kay Scott Sanchez went to be with the Lord on June 16th, 2023. Diane was with her husband Bob at the time of her passing. Diane was the eldest daughter of Lee Earl Scott and Carolyn Joan Scott born October 12, 1953, in Villisca, Iowa.
Soon after being born, she and her mother returned to Mare Island Naval Shipyard to join her father who was serving on the USS Mount McKinley. After her dad’s separation from the US Navy the family returned to Villisca, IA where she started school. Her sister Denise Lynn and brother Kirk Lee Scott were born. In 1960 her family moved to San Mateo, CA. In 1963 the family purchased a home in Milpitas where Diane graduated from Samuel Ayer High School in 1971. Diane won the Betty Crocker Home Economics award and was Publicity Chairperson of her high school.
Diane enrolled at San Jose State University Home Economics program. In 1973 she transferred to Cal Poly University where Diane graduated with a B.S. in Home Economics with a textile concentration. Diane loved fabric. She was a member of Cal Poly Rose Float Committee which creates a float for the Pasadena Rose Parade each year. She organized her team to cook three meals each day for 10 to 60 float workers during the final weeks of construction of the float.
After graduation, in 1975 she married Roberto J. Sanchez. They set up home in Walnut Creek, CA. She was employed at Levi Strauss Company in San Francisco, CA for the Quality Control Laboratory. In 1976 they purchased a home in Newark, CA where their first son Nathan Joaquin Sanchez was born. In 1980 they moved to Fremont, CA and their second son Kyle Scott Sanchez was born. After Nathan's birth Diane concentrated on raising the children but also started a custom drapery business from pursuing her love of textile.
In 1985 the family moved to Pleasanton, CA. The boys joined a swim team and after their first year Diane and Bob took ownership of the team for 7 years. When the boys entered middle and high school Diane returned to work part-time and eventually full-time. Diane also went back to college and received a degree in Interior Design. Diane retired after several years designing new home model interiors.
Diane is survived by her husband, Bob Sanchez, siblings Denise (Marcos) Herrera of San Jose, CA Kirk Scott (Keren Decker) of Maryville, MO. Son Nathan (Aimee) Olivera Sanchez) Sanchez of Odenton, MD and grandchildren Aiden & Mara Lynn Sanchez. Son Kyle (Annalynn) Sanchez of Livermore, CA, grandchildren Silas Henderson.
A memorial service in Diane’s honor will be held June 28, 2023, starting at 11 AM at Lynnewood UMC, 4444 Black Ave, Pleasanton, CA https://lynnewood.org/events/. Service will be live streamed on https://www.youtube.com/@ lynnewoodunitedmethodistch6719/featured