Diane Carolyn Klingman Newns, 73, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at her home in Queen Creek Arizona. She was born in Santa Monica, California, at St. John’s hospital on July 16, 1948 to Frederick Eugene and Ida Zundel Klingman. She was raised in Santa Monica, Brentwood and Mar Vista, California. She graduated from Venice High School in 1966. She is the third child of five. She is a fifth-generation member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and has been active and faithful her whole life. She has served in many callings in her wards and stakes and loved her 10-year service in the Los Angeles Temple. She has always enjoyed providing service to others and helping where needed. She loved being a member of her ward and stake choir and had a beautiful alto voice. She learned the piano as a child and has played her whole life. She loves writing poetry. She enjoyed her time working for her father in his State Farm office in Santa Monica, her time at Embassy productions in Century City and her time at California State University Northridge (29 years). Her greatest accomplishments and joy are her five children and 11 grandchildren.
Diane is survived by her five children, Rebekah Lynn Saylors of Booneville, Mississippi; Jeremey John Newns (Margo) of Orem, Utah; Jennifer Ann Moss (Brian) of Chandler, Arizona; Sarah Anne Peralta (Mike) of Granada Hills, California; Andrew Martin Newns (Sarah) of Wauseon, Ohio; her grandchildren, Andrew Hunter Newns, Dallin Michael Peralta, Ethan Douglas Moss (Emily), Zoe Grace Peralta, Hannah Sidney Moss, Spencer Brian Moss, Sydney Louise Newns, Amelia Jane Peralta, Ryne Tucker Moss, Mitchell Graham Moss, and Matthew Frederick Moss; her sisters, Barbara Lee Pratt (Jerry) of Queen Creek, Arizona, and Joanne Sherman of Hurricane, Utah; her brother, Richard Eugene Klingman (Janis) of Springville, Utah and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Eugene Klingman and mother, Ida Wallner Zundel Klingman, and her sister, Patricia Ann Klingman Price.
Visitation will be Friday, April 8, 2022 from 10-10:50, Services will follow from 11-12 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 22424 S. Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, Arizona. 85142. San Tan Mountain Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Burial will follow at San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms, 22425 E. Cloud Rd, Queen Creek, Arizona. 85142.