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Diane Coltrane

November 04, 2010

This Long Beach native born Diane Drew on August 18, 1931, graduated Poly High School, married her high school sweetheart, Lynn Mullins and over the years attended Long Beach City College and Long Beach State College for business and real estate courses.  As a divorced mother of three young children she managed Long Beach Promotions and then John Read Realty (130 salespersons, five offices & Lakewood Bonded Escrow.)  Remarried to Roland Coltrane, she opened Coltrane & Company Realtors on Second Street in Naples in 1975.  During the years she lived in Long Beach she served on the Board of Directors for the United Way, was President of the U.S.S. Queen Mary Board of Trustees, served as Vice-Chairman for the Economic Development Commission for the City of Long Beach, served on the Founding Executive Board of Directors for the Grand Prix Race Committee, the Board of Directors for the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce as President of the Women’s Council, a Director of Long Beach Boys & Girls Club, a Director of the Long Beach Community Hospital, and President of the Long Beach Civic Light Opera Women’s Guild. Prior to moving full time to Newport Beach Diane was honored as one of the 18 outstanding women in California, Nevada and Arizona (along with Kelly Lange/NBC and Carole Little/designer) for personal, business and community achievements and Woman of the Year.  She continued to work in real estate as a licensed broker with Prudential California Realty of Newport Beach selling and managing her own properties until days before her death on October 22, 2010.  Diane was infamous for sending out a surprise Christmas card picturing her with a new celebrity each year which included Tom Selleck, Bob Hope, George W. Bush, and Buzz Aldrin.  Diane was an amazing woman and as pretty as she was intelligent and hard working.  She is survived by the family she loved so much, her daughters Christi Peterson, DDS and Kathleen Dennis, her son Michael Mullins, her son-in-law Bucky Dennis, her six grandchildren Kirsten (Jeff), Rylee (Ben), Keelyn, Kelley, Reegan and Kevin and countless friends.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine with a reception immediately following.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Pathways Church (Bucky Dennis, pastor) www.ocpathways.org or the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org

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