Diane M. Baldrica, 77, of Ashland, Ore., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Providence Medford Medical Center. She was born September 8, 1933, in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of Marguerite and Adolph Della Santina.

Diane was a loving wife, mother, and friend who attracted people with her charm, intelligence, and sense of humor. She was a beloved resident of the Mountain Meadows community, an avid bridge player and an expert knitter.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald; children, Marianne, Alicia (Ken), Don (Katy), and Christine; sisters, Marianne Matthews, and Alice Della Santina; grandchildren, Owen, Luke, Gareth and Hope.

The memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Ashland, 2001 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

Memorial contributions may be made to ACCESS of Jackson County, www.accesshelps.org.

Arrangements are by LitwillerSimonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore. www.litwillersimonsen.com.