Dian O. Bechtel was born on April 28, 1933, to William C. and Ella M. Thompson in Vancouver, Washington. She entered her eternal resting place on May 8, 2017 in Kingman, Arizona.
She graduated from El Monte High School in El Monte, California and married Sgt. George L. Bechtel of the U.S. Marine Corp one month later. They remained married until his passing in April of 1993.
She enjoyed spending time with family, watching her favorite actors’ movies, John Wayne, Sean Connery, and Tom Cruise, collecting light houses, crafting and had a big heart for her dogs.
She worked several different jobs during their marriage and they raised four children; Mark, Sherry, William and Lori.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ella M. Thompson, father, William C. Thompson, stepmother, Almeda Thompson, husband, George L. Bechtel, and grandson, Matthew Ryan Bechtel.
She is survived by her two sisters, Linda (Rich) Pascle of Alhambra, California, Colleen (Melvin) Young of Temple City, California, her four children; Mark (Christine) Bechtel of Riverside, California; Sherry Knight of Kingman, Arizona; William (Lulu) Bechtel of Yuciapa, California; Lori (Carlos) Rooks of Kingman, Arizona; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Canyon Community Church, 3270 N. Harvard St., Kingman, Arizona. A Memorial ceremony will be held on at 11 a.m. June 5 at Acheson and Graham Garden of prayer 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, California 92504.
There will be an Internment at Riverside National Cemetery to follow.
Sutton Memorial Funeral Home is handling any questions or information needed.