So Tragic a loss for all as a family….more later
All our thoughts and prayers go out to all. Tragic loss for everyone. Love Aunt Wanda & Jan
We are Kerry’s parents … and besides Diane and Gary being his in-laws, we are the other grandparents! We have an ache in our heart for the loss of Diane and Gary as well as insurmountable pain for Shawn, our son-in-law, Stuart, Darsi, and Mike plus their families …. all the grandkids who were so cherished by this fun-loving couple. We give our condolences to Gary and Diane’s siblings and families too. They both brought happiness and laughter to all who met them. We are going to miss Diane’s fun and joyful ways .. she was a mini mighty giant, as well as Gary’s consistent generosity, love, and deep affection for Diane and family! They opened their homes to everyone and they instilled greatness in their four adult kids. This world has lost two amazing people. Rest assured, they are both taking their infectious personalities to heaven to the benefit of those gone before them. God bless! Joyce & Bob Norlin
The loss of Gary and Diane has left a hole in our hearts, Joyces message says it all, and so well written. Maybe this is just a dream and we will all wake up soon.
God has a plan, he is the Master Weaver for us all. Love to all Aunt Faye,Uncle Ross
No words can express my sympathy. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you kids. I’m deeply sorry for your loss.
My heart is broken at the thought of never getting to talk to either one of them again, not able to here my dad laugh so hard he is crying. We all knew when he was on the phone with uncle Gary cuz he laughed historically. The love between Gary and Diane was very special she must have been a saint on this earth we all know how hard it is to live with a Reed lol. They were a real life story of “the notebook” I truly believe uncle Gary died of abroken heart. Any of us would be lucky to have half of the love they had for each other. I will miss them greatly and cant even imagine what my cousins feel. I love u all im praying for God to lay his hand on this family to ease the pain everyone is feeling. Just remember they are getting greeted by granny,suzy,billy, grampa reed,and many others we will all meet them again for a new begining on streets of gold. PRAISE the Lord that death is not the end but a new life with Christ.
We and all of our children are devastated at the loss of two dear loving people who were very important in our lives. They both brought us a great deal of joy with their humor, the memories we all shared, and their warm hospitality. Diane and Gary both brought us to tears with laughter every time we got together. We will sorely miss this. Terry has tried to focus on the “funny stuff” and told me about the time Diane fell down, knocked out her front tooth, and said it was all Floyd’s fault..(of course he was nowhere near her.) I remember the time when they were dating, and were washing his car. She playfully squirted him with the hose, and boy, did she get mad. She came roaring into the house and said she was never going to speak to Gary Reed again! We all know how that ended. He apologized and they eventually got married and lived their love story to its new beginning.
On our trip to Vegas last summer, uncle Gary and aunt Diane treated us to dinner and then bought us tickets to the Terry Factor show. They talked about how much they loved that show and that they had seen it several times. They were so generous to us all and hugged us all as we were leaving. We shared some stories and laughed a lot during our dinner. I wish we could have seen more of them over the years as now I cherish those few memories I have. Gary and Diane were lovely people that showed love to others. I send love and prayers to all their wonderful family and wish them all of God’s peace during this time. RIP Gary & Diane
With love, Tracy
My heart goes out to Mike, Darsi, Shawn and Stuart along with all their children as they face the loss of Gary and Diane. My prayers are for all of you that you may find some peace in the love we all have for you.
I have so many good memories of our times with Gary and Diane we laughed and always had so much fun with them. They were such a special couple I will miss them very much.
The highlight of nearly every summer of mine has been going to see Uncle Gary & Aunt Dianne. One of the things I enjoyed the most while being there is you never, EVER got sick of listening to their stories, playfulness with each other, and their heart for their loved ones. One thing Gary and Dianne did is cherished their families. I admire the way that there family takes care of each other. No matter what happened they could always come together and genuinely love each other. Shawn, Darcy, Stewart, and Mike my heart aches for you. When you were in their home you were family. I’ll forever miss drinking coffee on the patio with Dianne. Her spirit will live forever in my heart. I will miss seeing Gary walk in the door with Maggie in one hand, something sweet in the other, and a rotten grin on his face. I admire their love for one another and hope that one day I can have the same thing. Dianne and Gary you will be greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time of great loss. I cannot even imagine your pain. I was so lucky to have met both Gary and Diane under the circumstances I had met them, for the very first time, I truly wish I could have met them earlier and spent more time with them, they were such sweet people. Much love to you all.
My heart breaks for the entire Reed family as they try and get through this heartbreaking time. Say hello to my dad on the golf course up there uncle gary and im sure you, aunt Susie, my dad (billy), granny and bob will all have a great time “catching up”. and it’s nice to know that those that are left behind now have two more angels watching over us.
I met Gary in 1988 at Los Serranos Golf Course. You all know what a passion he had for the game of golf. He was a bulldog on the golf course just as he was a bulldog in his business life. I bet that was the opposite in his life at home.
On the course he would play his heart out to beat you and if he ever marked your ball, usually with a penny, and you stuck that penny in your pocket when it was your turn to putt, he would yell at you to give him back his penny. We all know he was really just the opposite in real life.
He would give you anything if you were in need and he did just this for many friends and also for some that he did not even know that well. Gary seemed very tough on the outside but he had a heart of gold and was a very caring person.
His love for Diane was also very obvious to those of us that knew him well. Many, many times he would leave, after a round of golf, in a big hurry to get home to her.
We will miss him very much. He is with the one person he loved the most and it will be forever.
We are so blessed to have had Diane and Garry in our lives. Every gesture, kindness and above all the love they both expressed with such warm hospitality and laugher will always be with us. My heart goes
out to their entire family. I can’t imagine the pain and heartache my dear friends Shawn and Kerry must be enduring. We are truly sad
To the Reed Family;
It is with much sadness that we learn of Gary and Diane leaving us so soon! We truly regret not being able to attend their Life Celebration due to us being out of State during that time. We have many wonderful memories from both of them. They were good people. They were part of our lives for so many years.
We hope that we all find comfort in the many memories and so, so much that they did for your family, us, and many other people. They touched and helped so many lives. Their efforts and accomplishments will continue to show for a very long time. May the fondest of memories carry all of us through this
difficult time. You will be in our prayers, hoping you find comfort and peace.
May the Lord bless you all.
Leo and Lidia Muñoz
I met Gary through our Tuesday golf group about 14 years ago, so was very saddened and shocked to hear both he and Diane had passed away. Gary was and always will be one of the Tuesday groups special characters. He loved golf and people very much and would give you the shirt off his back if you asked him. Tom Tucker said it perfect that Gary portrayed this tough guy image but he did have a soft heart. Gary you will always have your lifetime (2) a side from me.
Uncle Gary and Aunt Diane
The love you gave so freely to all were the real riches you left behind that we will forever cherish. Your love for each other as well as your generosity and respect to everyone is what will live in our hearts forever. Thank you for being our families example of the respect and love for people of every kind. I will never forget either of you
With the deepest respect and love
Uncle Gary & Aunt Diane you have touched so many lives with the unconditional love you had for each other, your children, family & friends. The world is a sadder place with out you both & I’m so thankful I got to spend some time with you both in May. I know one day we will all be together again & until that time we will all miss you so much.
I love you both very much RIP.
Truly blessed to have met Diane and Gary years ago and enjoy their friendship and love. Diane and Gary had such big hearts- and so much love to give. Their love was contagious and you couldn’t help but feel good when you were in their company. Laughter and kindness overflowed from them, they always made everyone feel so welcomed. Thank you for the incredible memories, the kindness and love you gave-
My heart goes out to Shawn, Stu, Darsi, Mike and their families, Diane and Gary’s love shines through you all in your compassion and love for life.
Dear Reed family,
My heart goes out to you all. Gary and Diane were such neat people. Diane sure had a way of brightening ones day, her smile and laughter were just incredible and you could see Gary admiring her every step of the way.
I’m sure it’s hard on you all, but rest assured your mom and dad are living
their happily ever after. God bless you.
To the entire Reed Family, it was with great sadness our Family learned of your loss. Your parents were two bright and fun loving people. They spead laughter and cheer to everyone. They welcomed Carl and I to the neighborhood in Chino and from that point on I knew I had a friend. They always had a hello and a smile for you every time they saw you out. I enjoyed the time I spent visiting with Diane. I hope you all remember the smiles shared and the love they had for you all in this time. The sky has two new stars in it. Again I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers and Love and Strength to all of you.
Uncle Gary and Aunt Diane both made such a huge impact on my life. While growing up, their home was always filled with love and laughter. I remember Aunt Diane and my mom would spend days creating fun and crazy ideas while us kids played Brady Bunch in their back yard (sorry Stuart, you had to be Oliver the cousin). Aunt Diane had a laugh that was contagious and always made people feel loved and welcomed.
Uncle Gary was a man with a strong voice but gentle, loving heart. He was always willing to help everyone. When I was younger, he took in my dog, Pee Wee, who quickly became his best friend. He would do anything for his family, and I admire his strength.
My Aunt and Uncle will greatly be missed and will forever be in our hearts. I’m sorry to my cousins who have lost two wonderful parents.
Dear Shawn, Stuart, Mike, Darsi & family, please accept my heart felt condolences & sympathy. I was shocked & saddened to hear of their passing.
I have known both of them for over 32 years, Diane was one of my very first patients when I started practicing in Chino Hills. I will always remember the first time I met her she had to have the nitrous oxide mask on before I could go in and say hello! She hated going to the dentist & getting her teeth worked on but I know she liked me & I always enjoyed seeing & working with her. I was so proud of her bravery in overcoming her fear, and completing all her treatments.
I loved hearing all her stories about her family & grand children. She was an amazing person & I truly feel very honored to have known both of them & all of you through her. I will miss them both.
May God grant you peace & may their memory be eternal.
With love, George Hajjar DDS
On behalf of our family, are hearts are broken for Gary & Diane’s friends and family. The loss of them both so close together is unimaginable.
Our family will always remember them for their warm welcome to us each time we visited. Also their love for each other and especially the love of their family.
Kevin, Kathy, Chase, Graye, Jake & Dane Norlin
Aunt Diane and Uncle Gary,
I am honored to have known you and blessed to call you family. Thanks for all the memories and a childhood full of laughter!
Prayers to Mike, Darcy, Shawn, Stuart and your families.
I am Kerry’s Aunt Jan. This is to the entire Reed Family.
May all your many wonderful memories bring you comfort and strength as
you walk through your journey of grief and loss. Diane and Gary were two
amazing, super, special people who lives have passed from our sight…… but NEVER from our hearts…….
With Love & Deepest Sympathy, ~ Jan Belanger ~
Learning of Gary and Diane’s passing came as a shock… Even though I knew of Diane’s condition, my last memories of them both are from Santa Barbara family week-end when, once again, they brought the family together. This is what they enjoyed the most and were very good at: being a family! Their love, generosity, and hospitality will always be remembered and missed! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of all your lives! You are all in my prayers and thoughts!
I wanted to share something from our Russian heritage, which is so timely and reflective of Gary and Diane. It was July 8 in Russia when Gary passed, and this day is a holiday celebrating Family, Love, and Faithfulness (equivalent to Valentine’s Day in America). This holiday was established by the orthodox church in memory of a couple (Peter and Phevronia) who became an icon of couples’ faithfulness, complete love, and marital happiness while they were alive. According to legend, they both died on the same day, on July 8, 1228.
Gary and Diane’s relationship, marriage, and life reflect the same love, faithfulness, and marital happiness, and their passing so close together is not accidental but very explainable. Although so grievous and difficult for us, and especially all of the close family, their life and example continue to live on in us, and I am thankful for the hope that they are happy to be together again. They will always be remembered! And you are all in my prayers! With love, Mila!
On behalf of our family, please accept our deepest condolences! We will always remember Gary and Diane for their love for one another and all of you, for their heart-felt hospitality, down-to-earth but unique personalities, and always giving hearts! The news of their passing was not easy to hear, how much more difficult for all of you to experience: you have been in our prayers and thoughts. Please know that we will continue to pray God gives you all His peace and comfort, wisdom and understanding, unity and love! With love, Mark and Ira!
LONG TIME FRIENDS OF GARY AND DIANE
WE HAVE KNOWN GARY AND DIANE FOR APPROX. 35 YEARS
THEY WERE SUCH GOOD AND THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE AND WE WILL MISS THEM DEARLY. I WAS A BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AND
WORKED AND PLAYED GOLF WITH THIS MAN FOR ALL THESE
YEARS TO DATE. THEY WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER.
WE ARE IN OUR 80,s NOW AND SADDENED THAT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THEIR LIFE CELEBRATION .OUR THOUGHTS
AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND PLEASE KNOW
THAT GARY AND DIANE WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN
AND GARYS FRIENDSHIP AND ANTICS ON THE GOLF COURSE
WILL BE WITH ME UNTIL MY LAST GAME.
Bill and Kay Nichols…July 22
I’m so very, very sad to hear the news about your mom and dad. I can’t even imagine how tough it must be for you, especially passing so close in time. I worked on projects with your dad beginning in 1983 (my first year at the Duncan McIntosh Co.), he was always very helpful, always always sincere, always honest and always told you “like it was.” He was a mentor for me and his “matter of fact” business aptitude has helped me in many situations during the years. My thoughts are with you, your family and your long-time employees.
Sending you strength and condolences,
SORRY TO HERE ABOUT GARRY AND DIANE I PLAYED GOLF WITH GARRY AND ALSO DID SOME WORK FOR THEM AT THERE HOMES TWO GREAT PEOPLE WILL BE IN MY HEART FOR EVER ,WILL MISS GARRY
‘S COMMENTS ON THE GOLF COURSE AND GRINDING TO BEET EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US THAT HE PLAYED GOLF WITH, GREAT COMPETITOR, DIANE WAS A VERY SWEET LADY DID NOT KNOW HER AS WELL BUT THE WAY GARY SPOKE OF HER WAS SPEECH LESS. THEY OPENED THERE HOME TO ME OFTEN WHEN I WORKED FOR THEM WE WOULD GO TO THE CASINO THEY WOULD SAY WE ARE GOING HOME CALL WHEN YOU ARE DONE I WILL COME GET YOU WOW ALWAYS GIVING
SORRY TO HERE ABOUT GARRY AND DIANE REED ,THEY WERE TWO GOOD PEOPLE PLAYED GOLF WITH GARRY FOR SOME YEARS NOW ,ALSO DID SOME WORK ON TWO OF THERE HOMES ,GOING TO MISS GARRY’S COMMENTS ON THE GOLF COURSE VERY COMPETITIVE
MAN BUT VERY FUN PERSON TO PLAY GOLF WITH ,DIANE VERY SWEET LADY ,GARRY SPOKE VERY HIGHLY OF HER SO WE ALL NEW HOW MUCH HE LOVED HER,TWO OF THE MOST GIVING PEOPLE I NEW ,THEY OPENED THERE HOME TO ME IN VEGAS A COUPLE OF TIMES ,WE WOULD GO TO THE CASINO THEY WOULD BE FINISHED AND THEY WOULD FIND ME AND AND SAY CALL US WHEN YOU’RE DONE AND WE WILL PICK U UP NO MATTER WHAT TIME IT WAS THEY ARE GIVERS MY FRIENDS THEY WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED.
DALE POTTS JULY 25 2014
It is with much sadness I type these words of memory of a great man and couple. Gary and Diane were wonderful people and very generous and gracious to our family over the years to which we are forever greatful. I will always remember Gary for his words of kindness he offered me to help my parents in any way.
My father and I played many great and fun rounds of golf with Gary. He was a fierce competitor who hated losing, as we all do. He was the best at making the most unfair “fair bet” as he liked to say, but we loved him for it. Our hearts and prayers are with you and all of the Reed family. Brian Hunt & Family
So sorry to here about Gary I haven’t seen him in years. But I remember playing with Dee Dee and Johnny ,Wanda ,Susie . My sister Mavis and Gary had to babysit all us kids. We just heard about your Dad and Mom.
Just sitting here this morning and so many times after this months passing and thinking of Gary and Diane and knowing full well that the void in the lives of the 4 children and grandchildren is seeming so real We are still having trouble believing it ourselves, even after attending the sweet Celebration of Life. You did a nice job in bringing a lot of us together, if even for a short amount of time. I hope you are all holding each other together and working thru this together….Our Love and Especially our prayers that the Lord will Hold you all so Closely and you will feel His presence as you walk thru this Valley…..Hugs
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