Diane Cecile (Taylor) Hayes


Diane Hays suddenly passed away on Sunday evening, March 31, 2019 in Sun City Arizona. She was 66 years old. Diane was born October 18, 1952 to Alva H. Jr. and Lorraine (Bissnette) Taylor. She had one older brother, Gary Dean Taylor.

She grew up on a ranch in Englewood KS. She learned to teach dance from her mom and graduated high school with her classmates from Englewood and Ashland KS. In March of 1970, she had her daughter, Michelle. She moved to Woodward OK around 1972. She taught dance (jazz, tap, ballet and more) in Woodward and Laverne for many years. Dance was always in her heart. In 1983, she moved to Oklahoma City and began her long career in apartment and property management, eventually getting her real estate license. This work took her many places: Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, California and Arizona. While in California, she met her long-time fiancé, Mike Dale. They moved to Arizona in 1995 and were together more than 28 years. She retired in 2013.

During her retirement, she loved lunching and activities with her friends, going estate sale shopping. taking her schnauzer, Radar, to dog shows, and most recently, barn hunts. She enjoyed being a water aerobics instructor and was in the ladies chorus at Sun Dial Recreation Center in Sun City.
Diane was preceeded in death by both her parents, her brother, grandparents Alva H. Sr. and Mary Taylor and Leon and Cecile Bissnette, aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her fiancé, Mike Dale; daughter, Michelle Tucker; grandson, Nick Tucker; Aunt Audrey Herrin and so many friends.
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