Diane Louise Clary

October 3, 1936 - March 2, 2022

10/03/1936 - 03/02/2022

Diane Louise (McKay) Clary, 85, passed away Wednesday, March 2 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Diane was born October 3, 1936 to Leslie and Ada McKay in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
At age 18, Diane left the farm where she grew up and joined the United States Marine Corps, attending boot camp and being stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina. After marrying and raising two children, Diane entered college and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.
Diane went on to enjoy a career in administration at the University and retired to Virginia Beach in 1999 to be near her grandchildren, where she began a new vocation as a water aerobics instructor.
Diane was predeceased by her daughter, Laura, and is survived by her son John and grandchildren Jamie, Lainie and Benjamin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan House at https://samaritanhouseva.org/

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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
8 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Diane Louise Clary, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, Diane Louise Clary, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Bari Eanes
8 months ago

John,
I understand your mom’s thought about serving others. She must have been a amazing woman. After all she raised you. Hope all your memories are good and consoling. Xoxo