Obituary: Diana C. Stephens |

Obituary: Diana C. Stephens

Diana C. Stephens, 71, passed away at Renown Medical Center in Reno on Jan. 5, 2009 surrounded by her family. She was born in Oakland, Calif. on Sept. 14, 1937 and grew up in the Sacramento area where she met and married her beloved husband of nearly 50 years, William (Bill) Stephens. They raised five children and moved to Truckee in 1975 where they owned and operated Truckee Mercantile until 1984. She and Bill were instrumental in the formation of Truckee River Bank.

Diana was a classy lady who loved to design clothes for herself and others as well as beautifully decorating her home. She also had a great love of giving parties and serving others. She loved to dance and travel. She cared greatly for her large family and always gave generously to others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill in 2005. She is survived by her five children; Mark (Debbie) Stephens, Karin (Tim) Groden, Denyce (Ted) Sheets, Curtis Stephens and Greg Stephens. She also had 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of Diana’s life at her home on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m., 2680 Rockview Dr. in Reno, Nev.

She will be missed by many! Deep and heartfelt appreciation to the many who have cared for her this past year, especially Charlene.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Reno Eye Bank, or the charity of your choice.

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