Former Midland resident, Diane Kay Wolf, went to be with her Lord on June 11, 2012. She died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born March 8, 1940, in Bay City, to Robert and Irene Davies, of Midland. Diane spent her childhood in Midland and Bellaire. After graduating from Midland Senior High, she attended Western Michigan University where she earned both her bachelor's and master's in education. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
Her career in education lasted 38 years including classroom and administrative duties. She retired from the Simi Valley Unified School District in 2000 (California). Diane was also an area coordinator for foreign exchange students.
Diane was active for many years in the Simi Valley Chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) and in Delta Kappa Gama. She was recently inducted into the Malibu Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Diane was an avid sports fan and loved the Lakers, Dodgers, and UCLA. Some of her interests included reading, travel, love of cruising, genealogy, and spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was also an accomplished pianist and cellist.
Diane is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 50 years, David Wolf of Moorpark, Calif. She leaves behind her two daughters, Robin Kassabian (Paul) of Pasadena, Calif. and Amy Rasmussen (Jason) of Simi Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren, Sophia Claire Park, Grace Rasmussen, David Kassabian, and Anna Kassabian. She is also survived by her sister, Carolyn Mitchell (James) of Sanford; and several nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law, as well as many friends.
A funeral service and celebration of Diane's life was held Saturday, June 16, 2012, at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Simi Valley, Calif. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, UCLA Neurocritical Care Program, or the AAUW Scholarship Fund.