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Diane Laura (Chamberlain) Beebe

March 23, 1938September 24, 2021
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Diane Laura Beebe, age 83, of Upland, California passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Diane was born in Salem, Massachusetts on March 23, 1938.

Diane graduated from Pomona High School and received a Bachelors in accounting from San Jose State.

Diane Laura Beebe worked as a CPA for over 55 years. She is survived by her children: John Beebe, Doug Beebe, and Rachel Peyer 8 grandchildren: Nathan Ryan, Kelly Ryan, Adam Beebe, Jacob Beebe, Katie Beebe, Selena Odem, Trina Beebe, and Calvin Beebe. And 2 brothers, 1 sister: Calvin Chamberlain, Karen Miller Davis, and Curt Chamberlain. Diane has 2 great-grandchildren.

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Biography

“Seeing is believing.” For many, those words simply represent a motto. But for Diane Laura Beebe, it summarized in every way who she was. She was modest, quiet and observant, taking in everything around her and always thinking before acting. She was a realist, someone who was efficient and practical in everything she did. She was a friendly person who truly cared about those around her.

       She was the daughter of Calvin and Edna Chamberlain. Raised in California (after age 9), she was brought up to be tolerant and trustworthy. As a child, she learned to be conscientious, responsible and punctual. These were all traits that she would carry with her throughout her life.

      As a young girl, Diane was always aware of how others around her felt and this quality served her well. With a deep capacity to tolerate the feelings of others, Diane was generally able to avoid conflicts. It seemed as if Diane was the family member who was always working to keep stress at bay. Preferring a quiet environment where she could concentrate, Diane also had the ability to relate well with her family and friends. Diane was raised with 3 siblings. She was oldest of 4, her brothers Calvin and Curt and sister Karen. Diane and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up but they deeply cared for each other and shared many life experiences over the years.

      Diane enjoyed learning. She always had a great memory and was particularly skilled at retaining factual information. Diane was generally quiet in class, learning best through observation. She often showed great concentration and was competent at completing the tasks at hand. Good with details, Diane was painstaking and accurate in her efforts. All of these talents culminated in a successful high school career. She graduated from Pomona High School in 1955. Diane enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was math.

      Diane had a good disposition for the challenges of college. She always enjoyed reading, so all of those lengthy required reading assignments seemed to be less of a burden for her. In fact, Diane seemed to absorb and remember everything she read. Not all things came easily to Diane, however, and she found success by being a diligent and accurate person who would dig into a project and work through until it reached its completion. She was very thorough and labored long and hard in order to reach her goals. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.

      Diane was a good mother to her children. She had “old fashioned” parental values and could handle typical family conflicts in a fair and calm manner. Because she trusted emotions, Diane was reluctant to force issues and used gentle persuasion to resolve situations. In this way she seemed to radiate an aura of warmth and caring to those around her, always thinking before acting. In addition, Diane was a master planner. No matter how hectic life around her might be, she seemed to know and track everyone’s schedule. Diane was blessed with four children, three sons, John, Doug, and Brian, and one daughter, Rachel. They were also blessed with eight grandchildren, Nathan, Kelly, Serena, Adam, Jacob, Katie, Trina, and Calvin.

      If you gave Diane a deadline, she would meet it. At work, Diane was always on task. Without hesitation, Diane could adhere to any assignment and see it through to its completion. Her primary occupation was CPA. She was employed for over 50 years. During that time, Diane excelled in working with small groups in order to complete assignments. She was able to quickly grasp concrete ideas and could organize and plan the best way to accomplish things with remarkable consistency. Diane was good at staying on track and was considerate in listening to what others had to say. In this way, Diane had a true gift for being able to come up with practical resolutions to difficult problems. She was often the team member who managed to put forth a win/win solution for all parties.

      Diane liked to experience things first hand, in addition to simply learning about them. This quality influenced Diane's choice of leisure time activities. A methodical and patient worker, Diane preferred to set aside uninterrupted time to work on her hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were spending time with grandchildren, crocheting, and reading. Diane was content to sit quietly alone, enjoying her hobbies all by herself and could often be found just reading about her favorite pastimes.

      When Diane's retirement finally arrived in 2017, she was just shy of 80 years old.

       She is survived by children John, Doug and Rachel; her grandchildren; her brothers and sister. Services were held at Draper Mortuary. Diane was laid to rest in Bellevue Cemetery.

      It is said that some people can’t see the forest for the trees. Diane was able to focus on each individual tree, tending to its needs, thus making the forest stronger as a whole. Diane was a trustworthy, pragmatic and sympathetic person, the kind of woman to whom everyone was drawn. She was thorough and practical. Diane Beebe was very literal with her words. You always knew where you stood with Diane. She will be missed.