May 20, 1952 ~ June 13, 2012
May 20, 1952 – June 13, 2012 Diane was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on May 20, 1952 and moved with her family at a young age to Costa Mesa California in 1960. She graduated from Costa Mesa High School and went on to earn her AA at Orange Coast College. Diane furthered her education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo earning a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics and later an MS in Foods and Nutrition at Oregon State University. Throughout out her 33 year career in health care, Diane worked for Ventura Hospital, Beverly Health Care, and the Jewish Home for the Aged serving as a Clinical Dietitian, Consultant, and Administrator. Diane was highly respected in her field. Her passionate dedication and powerful work ethic touched the lives of everyone around her. Diane is survived by her father, Albert Peffers, and sister, Gayle Peffers. Diane was a much loved daughter and sister and was always surrounded by loving and faithful friends. Her strength and courage never wavered. Her graciousness and integrity never faltered. She inspired and encouraged everyone she met. Diane was a blessing to all who knew her, and she considered herself equally blessed. She will be deeply missed by many. A celebration of Diane’s Life will be held on Saturday June 23 rd at 1:30 pm at England Family Mortuary, 27135 Madison Ave., Temecula, CA 92590 (951-695-8555) followed by a gathering of friends. Details will be provided at the celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Diane’s honor to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (ocrf.org)
Diane made a lasting impression on the Jewish Home and all who were fortunate enough to meet and work with her. She was truly a kind, compassionate, BRIGHT woman with an easy smile and great sense of humor! She will truly be missed! We send much love and thoughts for her sister and family. Bless you all!!! Her Jewish Home Family
Diane was a special person and a wonderful friend. Despite all her recent challenges, she remained positive and concerned with others. I will miss her terribly and have many loving memories of her.
Diane was a special person. I always think of Diane as my mentor when I was starting out in the field of dietetics. She taught me so much. We also had some fun times together going to the Pilgrim Place Festivals, driving up to Oak Glen Apple Orchards and shopping. She will be missed.
Diane was an amazing woman! So incredibly smart, kind, caring, funny and an absolute pleasure to know. She was a light that will forever burn brightly in those who knew her. She touched so many lives with her care and concern, and taught those around her with warmth and love. She will be missed and may she rest in eternal peace.
lady D. as I always call you, I had a change to work with you even just a short while I treasure all those happy moments that we shared together esp. when we do mock survey out of town and eating in the restaurant what food to order and you always do pick the good food. You will be missed so much by the group. we will continue to pray for your eternal rest….good bye now diane…!
Dear Gail and Mr. Peffers
You had a jewel of a sister and daughter! Diane and I worked together as dietitians from 1981 to 1986 in an extremely challenging facility in the LA area. She was dedicated to her patients, no matter how difficult, and to the staff who reported to her. She always had a smile on her face and was always ready to assist with any other challenges thrown at us. We remained in contact after I found employment elsewhere for years, until approximately 2008. Since my retirement in 2010 I had so wanted to locate her and catch up. I had been searching for her via the internet, since her Saugus address no longer accepted mail. Sadly last week her obituary popped up on the computer screen.
It saddens me greatly to learn of her passing in 2012 and of her battle with cancer. Diane may you continue to rest in peace.
I will always remember Diane when hearing the terms “oleo” and “pop”.