Diane Lynne Blakey
Diane was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to Anthony Martinez and Consuelo Maasch (Mondragon) and was the youngest of six siblings. Diane met Wayne Bainbridge and had their three girls and they separated when the girls were young. She married the love of her life, Larry Blakey, on April 27th, 2000, and completed her family of four children total, Rebecca Bainbridge, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Beverly Bainbridge and Anthony Blakey.
Diane spent most of her life in the northeast suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Diane spent her career in real estate lending as a mobile notary and still found the time to put others first. She embodied the pep talk or hug you needed, to get through whatever you were battling. She had a captivating way of designing and creating things for those important to her.
At a young age, Diane conveyed a grace and magnetic persona that radiated with audiences. She held pageant titles and performed with her siblings throughout her youth. As a teen, Diane was a part of a variety of groups in high school, which turned into lasting relationships.
Larry and Diane were members of the same church and had the pleasure of meeting as a result of their faith in God. Diane was very involved in her childrens’ lives as they grew, she thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of raising all of her four children. Even when it was hard, she found enjoyment in the small things, always putting her kids first. Diane took her love as a Grandmother just as seriously, she became a huge part of her Granddaughter, Liviannas’ life.
Diane found great peace in creating a space where those closest to her could gather and get away. She believed the sunset on the beach to be the truest of Gods’ creations and felt complete there, as she searched for the perfect shell.
Her heart reached more than just her children and family. Diane’s captivating love for others was present in her everyday life. Spreading her warm hugs, radiant smile, and contagious laughter to everyone throughout her day. Even during her last moments, her faith in God never diminished. She was surrounded by her loving family as she peacefully went to be with Jesus. Diane held an impressionable elation with everyone she met, her vivacious presence will be forever missed.
Diane is survived by her husband, Larry Blakey; along with her four children, Rebecca Bainbridge, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Beverly Bainbridge and Anthony Blakey; and her one grandchild, Livianna Watson. She is also survived by her siblings Lloyd Valdez, Richard Valdez, Michael Valdez, Desiree Fulkerson, and Cynthia Martinez. She is preceded in death by both of her parents, Consuelo Maasch (Mondragon) and Anthony Martinez.
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