Diane Louise Hauser was born March 2, 1957 in San Gabriel, California. The second daughter and third of six children to Daniel and Nickie Cartagena, Diane grew-up in the South Bay/Harbor Area. She attended Carson Street Elementary, St. Philomena Parish School and Colin Pete Kelly elementary schools, Whaley and Alondra Middle Schools and Paramount and Gardena High Schools. After graduating high school in 1975, Diane married her high school sweetheart. Together they had two children, Nicole Denise and Jon Anthony Bartolazzi. In her professional life, Diane worked in numerous administrative capacities for companies in Gardena, Torrance and Carson. Passionate of dance, and she enjoyed teaching aerobics at locations in Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. In addition to her children, granddaughter, Memorie, and parents, Diane is survived by brothers: Derek, Daniel, Darren, David Cartagena and sisters-in-laws, Susan and Carolyn and many nephews and nieces. Diane is pre-deceased by her sister Denise Ann Cartagena-Morales. Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, March 26, 2010 at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, internment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: HPHP c/o Homeless Resource Center, 115 Coral Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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  1. I am very sorry to hear about Sophe. We were friends since December of 2007, and I may have a few of her art works that someone might like to have. She was a very gentle and kind person and will be greatly missed by all. please let me know if anyone would like to have any of her art work i might be able to get for you.thomashalbrook@birdlover.com thanks. tom

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter and sister. Some of my best childhood memories are of DeeDee and being at your house in Compton and having so much fun with her and her brothers. She will always be remembered as a fun and loving cousin and she will be truly missed. My love to you all.

  3. To my family, I wish I could be with you today. I’m sure there is nothing I can say that will assuage the grief and sorrow you are feeling today, but take note that despite the distance that had grown between Diane and family, that void has closed and she now rests peacefully knowing she is dearly loved by her family and friends. She will truly be missed, but not gone from our hearts.

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