THE LESSON ---Diane shares prayers with Janet Saalfeld, (L), spiritial care coodinator for Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa. The prayer took place in Diane's living room.(1st meeting with Diane3/15/99 ) (BOB LARSON/CONTRA COSTATIMES)

THE LESSON ---Diane and her husband,Bob celebrate a De La Salle touch down during the JV game at De La Salle high school Friday October 15,1999.Diane always joking took credit for De La Salle's victory streak. She began working at DLS the same month the streak began. (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/BOB LARSON)

THE LESSON ---Diane wasnt sure she'd live to see her grandchildren. Here, she celebrates Courtney's 1st birthday and Mothers Day. Bob (R) encourages Courtney's steps while her father (Diane and Bob's son) Robert looks on in the background.

THE LESSON ---Diane's friend, Francine Duff (L), and Healing Touch practioner Barbara Dinehart, work on Diane. Diane credits her longer life and ability to walk on healing touch. (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/BOB LARSON)

THE LESSON ---Diane prays and puts fresh flowers in front of her parents graves in Antioch Wednesday June 23,1999. (JACK AND ALICE DANILOVICH) (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/BOB LARSON)

THE LESSON ---Diane gets help from a friend as she tries to lay down to rest. November 17,2000. Diane is starting to decline and is now using a walker. Diane is dying of breast cancer.(CONTRA COSTA TIMES/BOB LARSON)

THE LESSON ---Healing Touch Practioner Barbara Dinehart massages Diane's feet as the Healing Touch takes place in Diane's bedroom January 2001. (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/BOB LARSON)

THE LESSON ---Diane reaches for Courtney hand during a visit with grandma January 24,2001. Diane is dying of breast cancer and spends quality time with her grand daughter.)CONTRA COSTA TIMES/BOB LARSON)

THE LESSON --- Janet Saalfeld, spiritual care coordinator for Hospice & Palliative Care of Contra Costa says her goodbye's during the final hours of Diane's life. Diane died at 11:30a, March 7th,2001.

THE LESSON ---Diane's body is taken by the people of Deer Creek cemetary as her sons Bob and Daniel and daughter in law, Cristie look on.(Diane death 3/7/01, 11:30a) (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/BOB LARSON)

THE LESSON --- Cristie Sheffield reads one of the cards from the flower arrangments after Diane's vigil Wednesday March 14,2001. A photo of 24 year-old Diane was on display during the vigil. (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/BOB LARSON)

THE LESSON ---The remains of Diane Sheffield at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette Sunday April 22,2001. (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/BOB LARSON)