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Diane Sorem Brewer

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Diane Sorem Brewer Obituary
Oct. 8, 1940 - Nov. 24, 2017
Diane S. Brewer passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 24, 2017 at the age of 77.
Born in Ventura, California, Diane graduated from Placer High School, attended California State University, Sacramento, where she earned a BA degree in 1962. Upon graduation, she moved to Riverside, California where she was employed as a reporter for the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper.
Diane married Donald Brewer, DDS in 1966. They made many moves across the U.S. during the 15 years of their marriage. In 1976 while living in Carlsbad, Diane attended the University of San Diego, School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1978. She then moved back to Riverside where she became a partner for the law firm Reid & Hellyer, specializing in Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate, until her retirement in 1999. During this period of her life, Diane was a member of numerous organizations, including the Riverside Arts Council and Riverside Community Health Foundation.
Following her retirement, Diane moved back to Carlsbad to enjoy her remaining years volunteering with local organizations. Her friendship and humor were treasured by all who knew her. Throughout her career she was an amazing mentor to younger women. She was an avid letter writer with beautiful handwriting which was admired by those fortunate recipients. Attendance at the theater and orchestral music performances were a major part of her life as well as the many trips she took to Tuscany and Provence.
She is survived by her brother, Robert (Buck) Sorem of Long Beach, California. There will be no memorial service.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 10, 2017
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