Diane J. Raines AKA Garcia

Jan 14, 1956 – Sep 29, 2016

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Diane Raines (Garcia) went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2016. She was born on January 14, 1956 in Seattle, WA, and was the daughter of Roy and Margaret Raines.

She is best known for her compassionate spirit and for spreading that sprint through her volunteer work over the years.

She spent the last 16 years with her significant other David Dickson. Diane is survived by her sons David and Daniel (Danny) Garcia; daughters Michelle Dembsky and Margaret (Meggie) Hoffman; and her 9 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday October 8, 2016, at 11 a.m. and will be at St. Francis of Assisi church 15246 21st Avenue SW, Burien, WA. There will be a reception to follow downstairs. 


"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31


Nicole Finch
Normandy park, Wa
Oct 8, 2016

I'm going to miss my god mother so much and I love you so much

Kim Ehigh
Des Moines, WA
Oct 7, 2016

I am so sad to hear of Diane's passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. While I have not seen Diane in years, I have fond memories of her. Your Mom was a sweet caring woman.

Diane and I were soccer Moms together for years. She was a year ahead of me in school and lived a few blocks from me growing up.

I hope in time, your memories bring you peace and comfort. You are all in my prayers. Sincerely, Kim.

Becky Thorne
Rochester, WA
Oct 5, 2016

Your mom was one of the most caring, loving and generous people I have known. She loved you all so much and each of you and the grandkids brought her so much happiness. Diane told me often how being a mom brought her fulfillment and it was what she loved the most about her life. I am praying for God's love and peace to comfort you during this time of great loss. I am always here for you.

Joe, Linda & Edwin Madeira
Burien, WA
Oct 5, 2016

Dear Michelle, David, Danny, Maggie and family.

Deeply sorry for your loss.

As Christians we believe that life is changed not ended.

Take comfort in knowing that she is in a better place.

God give you'll strength to bear this loss.

Amanda, Aquila & Family
Des Moines, Wa
Oct 5, 2016

Deepest sorrow goes out tonyour family. We pray that you have the strength to greive and find inner-peace as heaven has gained an Angel to watch over your families


The Egger Family

Mike & Cindy Mansanarez
Federal Way, WA
Oct 5, 2016

Michelle, Danny, David and Maggie we are so sorry for your loss. You Mother is now in God's hands and no better hands to be in!! May God's love and peace be with you all. You all are in our prayers!!


Mike & Cindy

Barbara Silverfeather
Enumclaw, Wa
Oct 2, 2016

My deepest sorrow for the passing of a very kind and loving woman, mom, grandma and friend. My prayers are for Michelle, David , Dan and Maggie to always know she is still with you and all your wonderful children!

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