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Diane Frances Hickman
May 16, 1961 - August 20, 2019

Diane Frances Hickman

Diane Frances Hickman
May 16, 1961 - Aug 20, 2019

Diane Frances Hickman
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Diane Frances Branion Hickman, 58 of Merced, CA was reunited with our Heavenly Father on August 20th, 2019 at her daughter's home in Buckley, WA with her family by her side. Diane was born to the late Raymond Maynard Branion Sr., and Diane Frances Branion in Albany, NY on May 16, 1961.

In her teenage years, the Branion family moved to California. Diane was the oldest of 3 children, next was her brother, Raymond Maynard Branion Jr. of Brookings, OR, and brother Jeffery Leroy Branion of Winton CA.

She married Michael Joseph Hickman at the age of 19, and during their marriage they had 2 children. After their divorce she raised their two children in Merced, CA. As a single mother, she worked as a teller at BOA, worked with children at Head Start Child Development Program, and later worked as a customer service representative for AT&T to support her family.

Before her cancer diagnosis, she was the caregiver to her father and grandchildren. Diane was creative, and loved making scrapbooks and cards for friends and family. She loved rock and roll music, and loved going on adventures and vacations with friends and family. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt to her family.

She always did anything and everything she could to meet everyone's needs, most of the time before meeting her own. She had the uncanny ability of making each and every one of us feel like the most important person in the world when she was talking with you. Next to her children, her greatest loves and accomplishments were her grandchildren.

Diane is survived in death by her daughter Kelly Lynn Clark (Christopher Clark), and by her son Stephan Craig Hickman, and by her 4 grandchildren, Bryce Adams Hickman, Hunter Hickman, Katie Hickman, and Jordan Hickman. She is also survived by her brother Raymond, and his wife Samantha, as well as her brother Jeff and his wife Christine... as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins far and wide.

A private memorial for family and close friends will be held in Merced, CA. on September 9th 2019.

 
 

Cindy Plante on Aug 31, 2019

I will miss you very much cuz! I will cherish all our time we did spend together! Especially our laughter! Rest In Peace until we meet again. I love you 💕

Your cousin
Cindy Plante

LEE GOSWELL on Aug 28, 2019

CandleDEAR FAMILY OF DIANE,
I WILL ALWAYS HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF DIANE. ESPECIALLY, WHEN SHE WOULD DESCRIBE SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED TO HER AND HER EYES WOULD WIDEN AND SHE WOULD GIGGLE AND MAKE US ALL GIGGLE. WE WERE ALL MOBILE PHONE AGENTS TOGETHER AT THE FORMER CASTLE AFB IN ATWATER.
I AM SO SADDENED BY HER EARLY PASSING AND WILL KEEP IN PRAYERS FOR HER FAMILY.
WITH SINCERE CONDOLENCES, LEE GOSWELL

Barbara McLaughlin on Aug 27, 2019

My thoughts and prayers with you. I loved Diane dearly. We worked together at att for many years.

Steve on Aug 27, 2019

Ben Ross on Aug 27, 2019

My condolences to family and friends of your loss. Prayers be with you all.

Ben Ross
Columbia, Md.

Jeff Branion on Aug 27, 2019

Jeff Branion on Aug 27, 2019

You will always be missed. We love you very much always have always will. My you rest in peace til we see each other again. Love you Sis.

Joseph Branion on Aug 27, 2019

I love you Diane.
I am so saddened by your cancer and you leaving your earthly body, but for eternal life with our Savior Jesus Christ. Praise God!
I am also praying for you Kelly, Stephen and your families, May Jesus give you strength to get past these sad times. Pray for courage.
Bryce, you meant so much to your GrandMa.
Aunt Marilyn and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. UJ

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