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Diane Mendes Mckinley
August 4, 1950-April 28, 2019
Born on August 4, 1950, Diane Mendes McKinley, 68, entered into rest on April 28, 2019 in Manteca.
   She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Dorothy Mendes. Diane is survived by her loving family, daughter, Kimberly Olofsen, stepchildren, Erin Nussbaumer, Nathan McKinley and Jill Dougherty, grand- children, Vivien, Ella, Hannah, Hailey, Haiden, Madison, Dorian, Devaney, Ace, Andrew and Reese, sisters, Nancy Coughran and Kathy Walsh.
   Diane was a lifetime resident of Manteca, graduating from Manteca High School in 1968. Diane worked for San Joaquin County Office of Education and Stockton Unified School District, she retired after 45 years as a Special Education Administrator. Diane enjoyed gardening, trips to the beach, and spending quality time with her grandchildren. Diane will be remembered for her compassionate spirit, her giving heart and her willingness to lend an ear to those around her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
   P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Mendes McKinley family. A vigil will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6 p.m. held at P.L .Fry & Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA.  A mass will be on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 525 E. North St., Manteca, CA. She will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, 17871 S. Carrolton Rd., Escalon, CA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to "Beat Nb" in honor of Diane and her fellow cancer warrior, Neva Nariani. Neva is the daughter of friends and is only four years old. Diane has been following Neva's journey throughout her own. Her superpowers have been sent to Miss Neva, whose strength and sparkle mirror Diane's. Please visit Diane’s online tribute page for condolences and to make a donations in memory of her name at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Wednesday, May 8, 2019