Diana Lee Leone
Jan. 20, 1940 - May 12, 2015
San Jose and Maui
Diana Leone passed away Tuesday evening after a courageous battle with cancer. So many lives were enriched by her wonderful authenticity, creativity and love.
Diana was born in Modesto CA and graduated from Downey High School. After giving birth to her two sons, Diana pursued and earned her degree in Art Education at San Jose State University. For the next 23 years she owned the Quilting Bee in Los Altos and Mountain View. She was a published author of several quilting books including the renowned "The New Sampler Quilt" as well as a fabric designer. After retiring from the Quilting Bee in 1997 she returned to the real love of her life-painting. She painted in both watercolor and oil mediums. Her pieces are still on display at the Los Gatos Museum Gallery and also at the Maui Hands Gallery in Maui.
Diana is survived by Ed, her loving husband of 57 years, her two sons, Eddie and Joe, and her brother Marcus. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren.
Celebrations of her life will be held in both San Jose and Maui at a later date. Notices of dates can be found on CarePages.com
under DianaLeonesJourney. If you would like to share stories of Diana, feel free to post a message on her page.
In lieu of flowers, a donation fund in Diana's name will be established. Information regarding this fund will also be available on CarePages.