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Diana Brannon

Diana Lynn (Cox) Brannon died Monday, Feb. 1 of a long-term illness.

She was born in Tulare. She was an Oakdale resident.

She was employed a number of years as a substance abuse counselor.

She was a very caring person who went out of her way to help others. She opened her heart and door to many families, especially children in need of a home. She became ‘grandma’ to everyone she met. She enjoyed life, spending time with her loved ones, and watching her family grow.

She was a great sister, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Mills Martin of Oakdale, Raena Gunsolus of Modesto; son, Joseph Lee Mills, Jr. of Tulare; sisters, Mary Laraby, Joann Rutherford; brother, Raymond Cox; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Brannon; parents, Gladys and Louie Cox; and siblings, Ellsworth Cox, Helen Martinez, and Jeannie Looney.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at Oak Valley Community Church, 175 Bryan Ave., Oakdale. The family asks that friends join them at this time to remember her and be prepared to share memories.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Feb. 10, 2010

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