Diana Gayle Aivazian
February 22, 1933-August 6, 2022
Diana was born in Craigmont, Idaho to Otis and Della Turner. The family moved to Dinuba in 1947 where Otis was a partner in Friends Insurance Company.
After graduation from Dinuba High School, Diana and her friend Gail enrolled in the Dental Tech College in Oakland. Diana returned to Dinuba and began work in Fresno and then in Reedley to Dr. Toews. Diana met Ted Aivazian and they married in December, 1956. In 1958 Ted and Diana began farming. In 1962 and 1966 they bought two additional ranches and began packing their own fruit.
In 1986 they leased the ranches and tried to retire. They built a home in Oregon and spent time between homes in Reedley and Oregon. In 2001 the ranches sold and they built a home in Kingsburg.
Their great joys in life were family, the Giants, 49’ers, and Reedley College Athletics. Diana’s life was enriched in 2006 when she and Ted were inducted into the Reedley College Hall of Fame. In 2011 Ted and Diana were honored again for the first Spirit of the Tiger Award. In 2020 they moved to Sierra View Homes in Reedley.
She is survived by her beloved husband Ted Aivazian and a host of treasured family and friends.
A memorial service for Diana will be Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, 1461 11th St., Reedley, CA 93654.
The family requests that donations be made in Diana Aivazian’s memory to the Reedley College Foundation scholarship program to benefit Ted and Diana’s existing scholarship. Please make your check payable to: Reedley College Foundation, P.O. Box 227, Reedley, CA 93654. Please write in the memo line “Ted and Diana Aivazian Award”
Thursday, August 18, 2022
3:00 - 5:00pm (Pacific time)
Dopkins Reedley Funeral Chapel
Friday, August 19, 2022
Starts at 9:00am (Pacific time)
Smith Mountain Cemetery
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Pacific time)
First United Methodist Church - Reedley