Diane R. Tomar passed away of natural causes, Jan. 28, 2019, in Crescent City. Diane was born to Frank and Amelia Tomar on Nov. 19, 1945, in Highland Park, Michigan, and raised in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan.

Diane was a sweet, kind, friendly, humorous, loving and gentle little woman with a great laugh. Highly intelligent with numerous advanced degrees from Wayne State University, B.A.; Oregon Health & Science University, M.D.; and the University of Washington, Ph.D. Mostly, she was a lover of animals, friends, family, art and nature.

Diane taught art in the Detroit Public Schools and as an artist herself and avid gardener, she created lovely works of art in many mediums including her gardens. As an educator, Diane influenced young minds with the beauty of art and nature and shared with the world her beautiful poems, music, art knowledge and her deep love for animals. As a doctor of psychiatry, Diane practiced kindness to one another, the value of solace and the respect and love of oneself.

Diane was a philanthropist with great generosity.

Diane will be sadly missed by her brother, Dennis Tomar (Diann); nieces and nephews, Dr. Vincent Tomar (Elizabeth), Lance Tomar (Gina), Andrea Tomar, Anthony and Zachary Tomar; extended family; her canine companion, Jet; her many friends; associates; patients; the members of St. Joseph Catholic Church; and the community of Crescent City,

A memorial to celebrate Diane’s life will be held Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 319 E. St., Crescent City.

The family wishes to thank all Diane’s friends, Wier’s Mortuary Chapel, the Del Norte County Animal Control and St. Joseph Catholic Church for all their kindness.

Please, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 319 E. St., Crescent City, CA 95531, or the Del Norte County Animal Control, 2650 Washington Blvd., Crescent City, CA 95531, in Diane’s name.

— Submitted by family