Diane Segelbacher died peacefully at the beautiful Serenity House Hospice Home on April 17, 2016 after suffering for many years from heart disease.
During her marriage to Dick Jamgochian she had three children, Robert, Kathy, and Ken. She leaves them behind, and their spouses, Ann, Joe Beyers and Stephanie.
She had seven grandchildren, Madia and Chet Jamgochian, Amanda, Katie, and Kevin Gasik, and Rebecca and Sophia Jamgochian. “She also leaves behind her brother Richard Roetter.”
Diane was born and raised in Chicago, and lived there until moving to Santa Barbara where she raised her three children. She later married George Segelbacher in Carmel, where she resided for thirty years.
Diane involved herself in many charities, including Meals on Wheels, The Harrison Memorial Foundation, Unicef, and The Carmel Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Auxiliary.
She took great pride in her cooking, and shared her advice in a cooking column in a local paper called “Cooking with Derek and Diane”. Ever the entertainer, she loved to host parties and create great cocktails and festive
Gardening was her passion. She grew beautiful orchids, and was a member of the Orchid Club. She passed on an interest in gardening to her son Robert, who now owns Mendocino Maples.
Diane also loved politics, and was always very quick to engage friends and family to discuss and debate current issues and elections.
A natural beauty, Diane always took great pride in her well-kept looks, and always had beautifully manicured and polished nails.
Diane’s sense of humor, her love of holiday celebrations, and her socially conscious e-mails will be missed by all. She taught her family to be kind to all people and creatures they encountered on this Earth and to respect the environment.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Serenity House, 930 Miramonte Dr., Santa Barbara CA 93108, or the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara, 512 E. Gutierrez St., Santa Barbara CA 93103. Both agencies were remarkably compassionate and supportive to Diane.
A memorial is planned for May 21st at the Goleta Beach Pier at 4:00 pm with a reception to follow.