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Carla Spann

Diane D. Dean

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Diane D. Dean. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates about any groups honoring Diane and her memory. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Diane Dean departed this life on February 18, 2022, after a brief illness.  She was born in Detroit, Michigan to Edward Dean and Ada Spann Dean.   Graduating from Cass Tech High School in Detroit, Diane went on to attend North Carolina A&T State University where she received her bachelor’s degree with honors.  Always valuing higher education, Diane obtained a master’s degree from Indiana University and was inducted into Pi Lambda...  see more
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  • Gloria Monteros
    I'm so shocked and sad to hear that Diane died. I left her voicemails and I mailed her a holiday card last year, and I didn't hear back. I just assumed that she was busy as always. This year I mailed her a holiday card, and it was returned. I had tried...  more
  • Cheryl Olson
    I just learned of the passing of D3! I worked with her at Girl Scouts of the USA. I'm a fellow Virgo and absolutely loved both her sense of humor and kindness. I'm grateful to have enjoyed her friendship.
  • Margaret Della
    I absolutely adored Diane and I’m so sorry that I just learned of her passing. She exuded kindness, patience and was purposeful in her work. She had a twinkle of knowingness while letting you think you got there on your own. She gave so much to young...  more
  • Vicki Fernandez
    Happy heavenly birthday, Diane. It is officially virgo season and I know your month-long celebration must be off to a great start. I found photos from the first cohort we got to work on together and the last, with a beautiful memory from the years in...  more
  • Monica Hall
    Coach Diane was a phenomenal and graceful woman! She was very helpful in preparing and coaching me through one of my transitions within philanthropy. It’s because of her that I was able to land the first position I interviewed for about 3.5 years ago!...  more
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  • Kacy O’Brien
    Coach Diane had a profound impact on our VELP cohort members, modeling the best of coaching - listening, nudging, guiding the people with whom she was entrusted. And most importantly, helping people imagine futures for themselves they knew we’re...  more
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  • Chérie Gayle
    I met Diane, better known as Coach, through the Victoria Emerging Leaders Program. Diane had a wealth of knowledge in the nonprofit space, so I reached out to her outside of our sessions for guidance and direction, which she welcomed. I remember my first...  more
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