Diane Frazier: 1969 ~ 2019

Her sacrifices will never be forgotten. (Mat Frazier)Diane Frazier

Diane Frazier, a 22-year resident of Three Rivers, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Kaweah Delta Hospital after a 4½-year battle with breast cancer. She was 49.

* * *

Here is the schedule of services for Diane:

Rosary will be Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., at St. Anthony Retreat in Three Rivers.

Service will be Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Retreat in Three Rivers.

Following the October 11 service, beginning at 12:30 p.m., there will be a reception to celebrate Diane’s life at the Three Rivers Roping Arena. Deep-pit barbecued meat will be provided as the entree; the rest of the meal will be potluck-style.

Please bring an appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert. (Donations of ice, water, and other beverages will also be gratefully accepted.)

Text Abbie Friel at 559-786-5827 and let her know what you are bringing so the organizers will know what to expect.

* * *

Diane was born in Exeter, Calif., on December 8, 1969, to Ruben and Jenny Leon of Woodlake. She was raised in Woodlake and graduated from Woodlake High School in 1988, then attended College of the Sequoias in Visalia for two years. Diane Frazier

In 1991, Diane met her future husband, Mat Frazier. The couple dated for six years. Diane Frazier

In 1992, Diane and Mat purchased property together on Redbud Trail in the Sequoia Oaks Estates neighborhood. They had dreams of starting a life and a family together. Diane Frazier

In 1996, construction began on their new custom home. In 1997, Diane and Mat were married at the White Horse Inn in Three Rivers and moved into their beautiful new home. Diane Frazier

Diane worked several local jobs, including childcare, preschool, and at the Sequoia Cider Mill. After Diane and Mat’s two sons, Cole and Wyatt, were born, she became a full-time mom.

She loved raising her boys and taking care of her family. As Cole and Wyatt got older, Diane went back to work at Three Rivers School until 2015, when she was diagnosed with cancer.

At that time, she returned home to be with her family while battling cancer. Her battle was never for herself; it was always for her boys. Her family always came first; her illness second. She hung on as long as she could to take care of her boys.ne ane Frazier

She took care of her family until the very end. She checked herself into Kaweah Delta Hospital late on September 23. She passed away at 5 a.m. on September 25. 

Diane is survived by her husband of 22 years, Mat Frazier; two sons, Cole and Wyatt; her parents, Ruben and Jenny Leon of Woodlake; and two sisters, Cynthia Marquez and Melissa Rodriguez of Woodlake.

3 thoughts on “Diane Frazier: 1969 ~ 2019

  • October 7, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    So sorry for everyone huge loss to a wonderful family ! My condolences! I remember Diane as a little girl in pony talils ! I don’t have the words other than sadness! God bless!

  • October 8, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    My deepest condolences to her family.

  • October 11, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Diane was a special person who touched so many lives she was a mama through and through and a devoted wife. Our paths crossed many years ago and I’m so blessed to have known her, she will be missed by all❤️


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.