Kathryn Diane Noland


Kathryn Diane Cline Noland


  • While attending Blackburn she was visiting her brother Fred at the University of Illinois and met her future husband Al, who was the brother of Fred’s very good friend Paul Noland
  • They lived in various locations in early married life, including East Orange, New Jersey; La Crescenta, California; Sykesville, Maryland; and Alpine, California
  • They raised four children Bruce Royal, Eric David, Elyse Kathryn and Curt Richard

A quick overview of Diane’s life includes…

  • she cherished her life as a mother and was well-loved by her kids
  • family was very important to her, including her extended family
  • she was vivacious and people took an instant liking to her; she kept track of old friends even after leaving town
  • active in church activities
  • she liked entertaining and was good at it, including events for Al’s work
  • very strong Republican
  • loved to shop, resulting in a nice wardrobe and all the right accessories
  • she was an active member of her Christian community wherever she lived

Among some lesser-known facts, she…

  • sang with her two sisters in a trio
  • loved riding horses, even after falling from them a time or two (ended up in the emergency room twice, one time being unconscious and the horse came back to the house which alerted people)
  • cherished her time with all people, but especially created time for her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews
  • she died with many of her family around her – Al?, Elyse, Jeff, Marilyn, Cliff and Andy – singing Amazing Grace

A quick overview of Al’s life includes…

  • he worked at various corporate-level jobs in California and New Jersey
  • sang in church choirs and played in a polka band

Among some lesser-known facts, he…

  • loved to play the piano and sing
  • was an avid San Diego Padres fan, with season tickets for many years
  • volunteered at local schools tutoring students
  • enjoyed playing bridge

Frederick Walker Cline reminiscence of his sister, Diane Noland, during her 1999 celebration of life (read by Rick Cline)

Reviewed/additions by:  Marilyn Long,