Diane Garber

August 20, 1945April 26, 2019

Diane Garber 1945-2019 Diane Garber passed away April 26, 2019 in Spokane WA. She was born August 20, 1945 to Raymond and Fern McKinley in Newport, WA., and raised by step-dad, Robert Halter. Diane loved bowling, camping, fishing, her yard, golfing, riding around in the “razer” (4-wheeling), softball, traveling by ground, dancing, but most of all her pups, Meeko and Mesha, her daughters, grandkids, great grandkids and her husband, Jay of 44 years in Reardan, WA. She was a member of the Eagles, a past member of Spring Creek Grange and was a proud member, firefighter and EMT of Reardan Fire and Rescue with 29 years of service to her community. Diane is survived by her husband Jay, daughters; Jodi Garber Miethe and Bobbi (Don) Garber Webster; grandchildren, Cody Myers, Josh (Brittany) Myers, Dallas Miethe, Franki (Jeremiah) Smith, Lexi (Andrew) Lindbloom, and Kyle Webster; 6 ½ great grandchildren; Sisters, Darlene (Tom) Andrews and Donita (Fred+) Payton; brothers, Dave (Sandy) Halter and Todd (Natalie) Rivinius. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Irma (Walt+) Ritchey, sister-in-law Kay (Bill) Finney and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Diane is preceded in death by her parents and brother Don (Linda+) “Unkie” McKinley. A Memorial Service will be held at the Reardan High School Gym, 215 E Spokane St. Reardan, WA 99029, on May 17th, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Reardan Fire and Rescue, PO Box 151, Reardan, WA 99029. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Garber family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 17, 2019


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Russ & Annette McKinley

May 9, 2019

Auntie we will miss your stern advice and constant support. Thank you for always taking a minute to say I love you when we needed it. We love you to the moon!

Kari Ward

May 9, 2019

Diane, you will so be missed.
Thank you for always being so supportive of me, all your words of encouragement. You were always cheering me on, no matter what I had going on in my life.

You were one of a kind. I'm beyond grateful that you were part of my life. I hope you know how much of impact you had.

Kari Myers Ward

Robert Holman

May 5, 2019

To Jay and the girls, too many years of lost contact and missed opportunities to catch up with each other, and now the loss of a good freind for many years. I will always remember those early years with you all... trucking together to California, snowmobiling at your place, and just coming out to visit and catch up. Hopefully one of these days we can still do that with you Jay, and of course reflect on what a wonderful lady Diane always was to all of us...
Bob and Karen Holman

Donita Payton

May 5, 2019

Ok, my dear dear sister; what we were given in our tender years in life made us grow, we made it work. We both decided to set a goal, we succeeded. It wasn't easy.. You were my beautiful sister past, present and future,, forever in my heart my sister Diane, in curlers and making Mac and Cheese. I love you, I miss you, and I know you are at peace now. I am temporarily saying Good-bye, u know I will see you again ...Say Hi to Mom and Don. I love you.... "Teach em how to play golf Sis.."

Jennie Wagner

May 5, 2019

Jay and family,
So sad to hear of Diane’s passing. I am sorry for your loss. She was always kind and friendly and loved you all. God’s blessing to
You in this time.

Paul and Bertie Hein

May 4, 2019

Our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers are sent to Jay and your family. Diane will be truly missed by this community.

Carlene Hagreen

May 4, 2019

Diane (Blondie),
I have always had a special place for you and your family.
I will miss you. Being a part of your family makes me smile. I have great memories of taking care of my girls.
Jay sending you hugs.
I love you all.

Kandace Morse

May 1, 2019

Diane was such an amazing lady. I remember hanging out in the summer at the old farm house. She always made us feel welcome and loved ❤️ .

Russell and Lori Hauenstein

April 30, 2019

Many fond memories of time shared with Diane going back to your courtship years. We had a blast back then. So glad you got to share your life with her and us.
Russ & Lori