December 8, 1969 – September 25, 2019
Diane Frazier went to meet the Lord at the age of 49 in Visalia, CA on September 25, 2019 after four and half years of battling cancer. She was born in Exeter, CA on December 8, 1969 to Ruben and Genoveva (Torres) Leon. Diane grew up in Woodlake, CA, graduated from Woodlake High school in 1988, and attended College of the Sequoias in Visalia for two years. She worked locally at the pre-schools until she was married to Mat Hale Frazier in 1997. She then moved to Three Rivers, CA. Soon after, her two boys Cole and Wyatt were born, at which time she became a homemaker to raise and take care of her family. Later when her boys were older, she went back to work at the Three Rivers School until Diane was diagnosed with cancer in May of 2015. Diane leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Mat; her sons, Cole and Wyatt of Three Rivers; her parents, Ruben and Jenny Leon; her sisters, Cynthia Marquez and Melissa Rodriguez of Woodlake. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM at St. Anthony Retreat Center 43816 Sierra Dr. /Hwy 198, Three Rivers, CA. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony Retreat Center. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.
- Diane leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Mat; her sons, Cole and Wyatt of Three Rivers; her parents, Ruben and Jenny Leon; her sisters, Cynthia Marquez and Melissa Rodriguez of Woodlake.
- Rosary Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Memorial Mass Friday, October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019
Working alongside Diane was such a JOY; she was a bright light with a smile that lit up a room and her laughter was beautifully contagious. At TRUS as a TA, it was clear that Diane cared about the well-being of each and every student. She sought me out in a very professional manner to discuss any student concerns and ways that she could support the success of said students. Diane was mindful of the very important role that she served in students’ lives and she approached her job with responsibility and dedication.
During yard duty, we’d walk the field, observant of the students and sharing ideas of ways to make a meaningful difference by elevating the importance of innumerable teachable moments throughout the day; she was astutely aware that the job could extend beyond supporting the academic success of students by also facilitating the social & emotional development of the student body...one student at a time. Diane was able to develop a positive rapport with students and staff that made it a true blessing to work alongside her.
During breaks, we’d share about family life and it was absolutely clear that her family was her highest priority. She spoke of Mat and the boys with such love and joy! She loved them immeasurably, and she’d talk about fun dates she’d like to plan with Mat. Diane was so very, very proud of her boys and the young men that they were becoming. She loved her parents and her sisters and often shared fond stories of time with her family. Diane loved to dip the Woodlake Drive Inn fries in vanilla ice cream, and I didn’t know that was “the thing” until she convinced me to do the same.
Diane was kind, funny, smart, energetic and a caring human being whom loved her family above all else, with that love extending to her friends & the community. Diane will be deeply missed until we are able to see her again upon our own journey home to the Lord.
Heaven was surely celebrating the homecoming, on Sept 25, of such a beautiful angel.