Diane Wallace Dunn Kahler

New Haven, Ct, California

1937 - 2020


New Haven, Ct, California


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Kahler, Diane Wallace DunnDiane Wallace Dunn Kahler died peacefully on November 5, 2020 in Carlsbad, CA at the age of 83.Diane was born on January 17, 1937 in New Haven, CT, to Elizabeth Roth Dunn and Philip Edgar Dunn. She was raised on nearby Phipps Lake, and grew up deeply connected to the...

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Diane was my Girl Scout leader in junior and senior high school. As I look back at that time in my life, I am always amazed at the energy and dedication she had. Girl Scouts with her wasn't a series of boring meetings doing arts and crafts, it was instead challenging yourself with monthly camping, backpacking and canoe trips. She helped give me a focus during the trials of adolescence. I am sorry to hear of her loss but grateful for the great gift of her presence that she shared with so...

Diane was my preceptor when I was in the University of San Diego's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program in about 1989. After one day with her, I remember saying to myself, "Damn..........she's smarter than any doctor I've met!" She was tough on questions after I'd evaluate a patient, but taught me so much. Her following at Kaiser was amazing. All the patients loved her, and I learned how important it would be to establish rapport with each patient I'd encounter. I also...

I met Diane when we were both Girl Scout leaders in La Jolla. She convinced me to take over her troop and trained me in backpacking, canoeing, first aid and orienteering...all the Girl Scout way. She was such a treasure. So giving and supportive. Peace to you, Diane.

Diane was a colleague of mine at Kaiser. I didn't know her well, as we worked in different locations, but I did get to know her at Kaiser meetings and functions. She was always smiley, pleasant and interesting in conversation. By reputation, she was know as a caring and competent practitioner. I knew about her canoeing trips on the lower Colorado, as they were the stuff of legend around Kaiser. I am glad I knew her and I'm sure she will be missed by many.

Diane was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I met her nearly 20 years ago while walking our dog Spot near the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. I immediately realized her high level of intelligence and her passion for nature. Later I learned how much she loved her family and her pets. Diane even gave me the beautiful children’s book that Sally wrote. My husband and I were treated to some of Diane’s Christmas Light Parade dinner parties. I still treasure her recipe for fish chowder. I was fortunate...

Diane will be sorely missed by all those she volunteered with at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. She LOVED everything at the Fields and wanted to be with the school kids every morning. She loved the kids, the flowers, the visitors and always felt invigorated after volunteering
a full morning. Diane's intelligence, grace and wit could never be duplicated. Age was only a number for her and she could run circles around people half her age. She had an amazing quest for learning and never...

I worked with her at Kaiser in the early 1980’s ...we were birthday twins ...she was an amazing Healthcare provider ...RIP Diane ..

Diane was a loving Mother and wife. I met her in New Haven our husband were very good friends in Yale medical School. We had our first children in 1959 in New Haven and exchanged baby sitting,Diane was very intelligent and fun We both lived in La Jolla eventually and continued our friendship.

Good-bye, Mrs. K/Diane. My Girl Scout leader and my confidante. I could talk to her about things I couldn't talk to my own mom about. When my grandfather died, Mrs. K immediately offered to have my brother and I stay with them (we lived across the street) so that my parents could deal with everything and not worry about us. She introduced me to the world of backpacking and wilderness adventures. All those trips to the Borrego Desert and San Bernardino mountains, canoeing down the Colorado...