Aug. 21, 1942 — Dec.14, 2013
A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 20 for Diana May McCoy, 71, of Newman, who died on Saturday, Dec. 14 at her residence.
Ms. McCoy was born in Patterson and was a resident of Newman for 42 years. She was an elementary teacher for the Newman and Crows Landing schools for many years. She attended Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Patterson and Westside Christian Center in Gustine. She was a graduate from Patterson High School in 1960 and San Diego State College. Ms. McCoy was a member of the Patterson and Newman Garden Clubs, the Newman 50-Plus Club and enjoyed going to estate sales and traveling, especially cruises.
Ms. McCoy is survived by her son, Danny O’Connell of Havelock, N.C.; stepsons, Rick, Steve and Jeff McCoy, all of Tennessee; daughter, Rhonda McCoy of Oregon; brother, Arthur Charles Knutson, Jr. of Sacramento; sisters, Winifred Wilson and Mary Ann Meredith, both of Lincoln and three grandchildren.
A visitation will be observed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.19 at Hillview Funeral Chapel, 450 W. Las Palmas Ave. in Patterson. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Patterson. Burial will follow at the Patterson District Cemetery in Patterson.
Memorial contributions in Ms. McCoy’s name may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 650 W. Las Palmas Avenue, Patterson, CA 95363.