Dianne Gage passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Colorado Springs Colorado on March 9th, 2016. Dianne was born in Sacramento California to Gladys and Woody Apperson on March 13th, 1936.
She attended schools in Corcoran and went on to C.O.S., U.C. Berkeley, graduating from Fresno State with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She later obtained a Masters Degree in Education.
Dianne married David Gage in 1957. They had two children, Lisa and John. The family lived in Redmond Oregon, Red Bluff California and Corcoran before moving to La Canada California in 1968. While living in La Canada she worked for the school system. Dianne also worked at World Vision in research, and made multiple trips to Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Later she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at Burbank and Pasadena Junior College.
In 1998 she moved to Aurora Colorado to be near her children. Dianne taught ESL in Denver High Schools and finished her career at Community College of Aurora, where she was much loved and respected.
Dianne was always cheerful and generous and had many varied interests. She was a devout Christian and was always involved in church activity. She loved gardening and became a Master Gardener. Her other interests included decorating her home, antiquing and traveling.
She will be remembered and missed by her daughter Lisa Clemons of Colorado Springs Colorado, son John Gage and wife Lina of Highlands Ranch Colorado and her beloved grandchildren, Nathaniel, Jeremy and Abigail Gage. Dianne also leaves behind her sister Moonyeen Gilkey of Corcoran and many nieces and nephews.
“We are, all of us, molded and remolded by those who have loved us. No one can ever cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark upon it forever.” Francois Mauriac
A memorial service to celebrate Dianne’s life will be held in Aurora, Colorado at the New Life Community Church on March 31st, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Remembrances can be made to World Vision Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA., 98063. WorldVision.org.