Diane Margaret Weaver of Oxnard, CA, previously of Foster City, CA passed from this life on January 25th, 2021 In Saint John's Dignity Hospital after having spent significant time with family in the prior weeks.
She was born to the late Leona and Phillip Sheleney December 22, 1940 in Wahpeton, North Dakota. She graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1958 and continued to nursing school, also in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Following graduation, Diane traveled to Orange County, CA to begin her nursing career. It was in Orange County where she met and married Doug Weaver, with whom she enjoyed a 59-year marriage. She is survived by her husband Doug Weaver of Oxnard, CA; sons Doug Weaver of Chester, MD and Rick Weaver of Ventura, CA. She is also survived by grandchildren Collin Weaver and Macy Weaver of Ventura, CA.
Diane was possessed of a loving soul that, although her nursing career prematurely ended due to injury, was enjoyed by all those close to her. She would frequently go out of her way to engage and help others. Whether to solve a problem, give comfort, or to simply provide a sympathetic ear. She was the type of conversationalist who made the person she was talking to the center of the room, as if that interaction was all that mattered to Diane. Because of her non-judgmental nature and manner, Diane had a gift for getting others to reveal and share their honest feelings, situations, and problems; leaving new acquaintances as friends and friends with warmth in their hearts. She was always the happiest person in the room, making all feel like royalty and lighting up the space with her infectious laughter.
Her love and devotion to her family was fierce and unapologetic. Even though often in significant pain, she willed herself to do the super-human to simply spend time with those she loved, often joking "I just need a back replacement and I will be fine." Ever the courageous optimist, she will be missed by many and her warmth, cloaked in her ever-present dry humor, will make family and friends smile when thinking of her.
Due to COVID restrictions, memorial arrangements will be made at a future date. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that charitable donations be made to Casa Pacifica or your local Food Share, or similar food relief effort in your area.