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Dianne Mina Cathey

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Dianne Mina Cathey Obituary

Dianne Mina Cathey, 71, of Yuba City, CA, passed away at her home on January 12, 2018. She was born on August 12, 1946 in San Francisco, CA.

She was a retired Jail Secretary for the Sutter County Sherriff's Department. She held secretarial positions in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area before moving to Yuba City, 28 years ago, to be close to her family.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Mike Anderson of Princeton; grandchildren, Jade and Jason Bastiaans-Stewart, Mallory Bastiaans and Joshua Aust, Timothy and Nicole Bastiaans; great-grandchildren, Jace and Tanner Aust, Kennedy Bastiaans-Stewart, Matthew Allen, and Evelyn Bastiaans, of Yuba City, CA. Nieces and nephews, Tina, Shane, Danielle, Jaylin, Mason, Anthony, and Riot Daniel, Kyrie King, Ruth Harrison, and Julie Klopf. Sister and brothers-in-law, Nadine and David Haag and Anthony DiVita, plus many family members in the Bay Area and throughout the country.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Cathey, Jr., parents Frank and Ruth Illsley, twin sister Dorothy DiVita, and her children Dannette and Robert L. Calacal, Jr. and Janeiro and Luana Cathey.

She was an avid animal lover and was well-known for taking in strays and nursing them back to health. She referred to them as her "babies." She was also known for her quick wit, strength, and willingness to stand up for what's right. She dedicated her life to her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a giving person, often giving her last dollar if she felt someone needed it more than she did. She told her family daily that she loved them "to the stars and beyond." Those words will forever live in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 21, 2018
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