2017-09-14 / Obituaries

Diane Dubberke

Diane Parenti Dubberke was born in Bakersfield on June 24, 1941 where she lived with her parents and older brother, Noel.

She grew up in a very musical family and fell in love with the performing arts at a young age. She passed away on Sept. 11, 2017.

After graduating from high school in Culver City, Diane went on tour with a few different shows, including “Red Head” on Broadway in 1960 as well as performing as a dancer in the 1962 movie “Music Man.” Diane married her high school sweetheart, Dieter Dubberke, after he returned from the U.S. Army in 1961.

In the summer of 1978 Diane moved to Mariposa with her family from Ojai, Calif. Diane worked hard raising four active boys and serving behind the scenes with her husband Dieter.

Diane was active in the New Life Christian Fellowship Church, the Mariposa Community Chorus group and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed spending time attending events with her grandchildren and exploring the eastern Sierra. She will be remembered for her love for Christ and her devotion to family and friends.

She is survived by her four sons and their families including Lance and Janna, Brian, Loren and Tonia and Jason. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, Amber and her husband Grant; Emily and her husband Nathaniel, Laura and her husband Tyler, Danae, Breanne, Shaye, Kirsten, Chase and Luke—and three great grandchildren, Makenzie, Levi and Reuben.

A memorial service will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship, located at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. Remembrances in Diane’s name can be sent to New Life Christian Fellowship at 5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338.

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Diane was a classmate of mine

Diane was a classmate of mine at Culver City High School, and was a very talented & very bright young gal - with an always positive attitude and fun to be around. I also knew her hubby - Dieter - who was a fantastic guy in his own right. I was very saddened & quite surprised by word of Diane's passing. My thots & prayers are with the Dubberke family. Wayne Flaaten Greenbank,WA Whidbey Island

Diane was a beloved dear

Diane was a beloved dear Friend of the Kearney Family. She will be greatly missed.

Diane was one of my favorite

Diane was one of my favorite cousins! She loved a good time but she loved the Lord Jesus even more. I will miss her--until we meet again.

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