Diana Hauk Payne (1921-2010)

December 31, 2010

Diana Hauk Payne, widow of ALB vet Perley B. Payne, passed away earlier this month. The San José Mercury has an obituary:

Perley had recently returned from the Spanish Civil War when they met at a political gathering. They married in 1939 and lived on a fruit ranch and raised pheasants in Campbell until they moved to a hilltop in Los Gatos in 1957, Diana always having dreamed of a home on a hill with a terrific view. … Always sensitive to social justice and civil rights issues Diana became increasingly active as political turmoil increased during the 1960s and into the 1970s. Diana and Perley held many fund raising events for the civil rights activities in the South. They also hosted in their home many speakers regarding current issues ranging from the Viet Nam war, to the efforts of farm workers to organize.

A memorial service will be held between 11:00 and 2:00 on January 29 2011 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos, 15980 Blossom Hill Rd. More here.