Diana Lea Bachman
September 25, 1954 – March 4, 2019
Diana Lea Bachman was born September 25, 1954 in Newport, Oregon to Edward and Claudene Clarke. She passed away on March 4, 2019 in Oxnard CA.
Diana attended Duarte High School in Duarte, CA. She held many jobs which included working at her father’s liquor store, making draperies at Ed’s Custom Drapery and as an office manager for both Commonwealth Warehouse and the late Dr. Claudia Jensen. Diana was known to most as Deanie. Her family was most important to her and she loved them dearly. Among Diana’s many friends were Mary Zamora, Tutti (Susan Rucker) and Robbie Wright.
Her favorite hobbies were camping, reading, and cooking. She enjoyed watching football and was a big Chargers fan.
She had a huge heart. Diana never turned away anyone in need of a place to stay or a meal.
She is proceeded in death by her husband Karl Bachman, father Edward Clarke and sister Cindy Banuelos.
Diana is survived by her children Daniel Lee King, Jennifer King, James P King II (Crystal) and Jonathan King and 16 grandchildren ages 4 months to 26 years, mother Claudene Nelson, brothers Dennis Clarke (Vicki) and Michael Clarke, stepsisters Mary Rauch, Sally Curtis and Lisa Salyer and stepmother Marianna Clarke. Diana is also survived by her first husband James P. King.
- Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
- Rosary Monday, March 11, 2019
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 12, 2019
- Committal Service Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Diana Lea Bachman
March 14, 2019
Godmothers and Godsons
March 12, 2019
To my beautiful Diane/Mom's,
I love you so much and you mean the world to Me, Jimmy and your grandbabies. You excepted me the first time your son introduced us. I will never forget it. I truly believed it when I told you I was pregnant with mine and Jimmy's first child, your first born grandson CeeJay and you never judged me, got mad at me or told me anything negative about it. You were happy but a little worried. So were me and your JIMBUG. Remember me and Jenny both found out we were pregnant the same day. That was the beginning of Mine and Jimmys Family. The Thomas-Kings!! After that you started telling ME when I was pregnant. You would call me and say you had a dream and I knew what you were going to say after that. You predicted my pregnancies every time. Now 11 kids and 20 years later we're still together. Diane you have been a part of my life for 20 years and you have done so much for me and my family and Jimmy. I love appreciate and will never forget all you have done . All your words of wisdom and Advice that I will always cherish. You taught us how to love each other and treat each other right. You have showed us how important family and life long friends are to you. Which made us love our family and close friends just as hard as you did. The way you loved us all is is real unconditional love. I will forever and always keep your memory alive. You ARE my mom, like you say. I will never forget the last words you spoke to me. We were saying our good byes and you said before I walked out the door, "Crystal", and you held up your pointer finger and said " number one ,you'll always be my number one, I couldn't ask for any better mother to my grandchildren then you. You are the number one mother and I live you so much. You've been around 20 years and that's didication. And I love you for that as well." So Diane thank you for those words I knew you were real when you said that to me and I love you more and more. I love you Moms.
March 8, 2019
Diana, Though I've only met you several times your kind heart immediately shined through, as well your infectious smile and laughter God Bless you sweet girl, I hope you, Karl, and Pa are having a wonderful reunion, especially now that you're pain free. Mary always spoke kindly of you, you'll be missed. Until we met again, my friend 💜
March 8, 2019
Diana and Mary (her sister)
When I think about Diana I think about how we have both always shared this really deep and special relationship between us as sisters. We knew how to love and listen to each others hearts without judgememt. Diana was my oldest sister. I am honored to have loved her as that, the day our parents married. Ill see you in heaven sis and in my dreams. I take comfort knowing you are in heaven pain free, with our dad, our sister Cindy, uncle Joe, and your Carl. I know deep in my heart that you are now the happiest youve EVER been. You are DIANA! I love you sis, Mary Jean to you.
March 8, 2019
Mom's I love you. Thank you for all you have done for me. I might not of been your blood son. But you treated me just like one of your kids. You always watched out for us when we were kids. Making sure we don't get in trouble. Lol Taking us Skating. Or just eating your bomb cooking anytime we where hungry. You are a very strong woman. That showed us boys how to be men. I thank you for that. You will be missed. But never forgotten. Tell we meet again. Rest easy Mom's.