Diana died after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born and raised in Oakland, CA. Her parents were Paul and Ruth Thomas. She attended the University of California in Berkeley and became an elementary school teacher at Taft School in Redwood City. She taught kindergarten and first grade for over 40 years at Taft where she loved her students, and was loved by them and highly regarded by fellow teachers.
Diana loved shopping and was always beautifully dressed.
She was married to Benjamin Landis in April 1976 until his death in 2015. They enjoyed sailing on their boat Gypsy Baron on San Francisco Bay. They spent many summer vacations sailing in the Caribbean with friends.
Diana is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Paul and Diane Thomas, niece Kathy Nydam (spouse Randy) and stepdaughter Marilyn Canty. She is also survived by her loving care giver Junde Dennis.
Graveside services will be held on June 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, 1301 El Camino Real, Colma, CA.
Contributions in Diana’s memory may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Assn. or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.