Diane Louise Friend passed away unexpectedly on February 22 at her home in Henderson, NV.
She was born on September 12, 1946, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Lee and Mary Jane (Cunningham) Fritts, Sr. Diane graduated from Harbor High School in 1964.
Diane and John Friend were married October 14, 1966, in Madison, OH. Diane worked 25 years as a paralegal.
Diane loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending their activities, hiking, biking, and gardening, including her volunteer time as a Master Gardener. Diane and John traveled extensively, especially National Parks, historic sites and lighthouses.
Diane is survived by her husband, John; children, Erika (Robert) Cotant of Challis, ID, Justin of San Luis Obispo, CA, and Heidi (Matt) Kubiak of Henderson, NV; grandchildren, RJ and Mitchell Cotant, Nathaniel Friend, and Alexandra and Aubree Kubiak; father, Lee Fritts, Sr. of Maryville, TN; siblings, Susan (Don) Ketchum of Jefferson, Lee (Alice) Fritts of Kingsville, and David (Melanie) Fritts of Henderson, KY; brother-in-law, Eric (Nan) Friend of Henderson, NV.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Erin and her mother Mary Jane.
Diane requested no services be held. The family will gather at a later date. In Diane's memory, perform an act of kindness.
Published on March 10, 2018