Friday, August 19, 2022


Diana Lynn Sanapaw Muniz

04/09/1967 - 06/25/2022

Diana Lynn Sanapaw Muniz, affectionally known as “Mama Toad” unexpectedly gained her Angel wings on June 25, 2022. As heartbroken as her family is, they know how much she loved her family and friends and is on her journey.

Mom to her five children, Cassandra Luna (Juan) Jerry Muniz Jr. Kayla Hackett, Victor Muniz, (Samantha) Eva Jimenez (Charly) “Nana” to her 12 grandchildren, Jocelin, Isaac, Preston, Gio, Ethan, Monica, Max, Juan Carlos (Bubba) Colton, Nicolle, Luke, and Remi.

Sister to Alaina Lyons, Janet Sanapaw, Frances Sanapaw, Rose Landeros and Richard Dick (Jennifer) Stepdaughter to Gerald Dick. Auntie Diana to many nephews and nieces and cousin to many in Colusa and her hometown of Keshena Wisconsin. A friend to everyone.
Diana was born on April 9, 1967, to Tonia Ann Kakwitch Dick and LeRoy Francis Sanapaw.
Diana grew up in Keshena Wisconsin and attended schools there until she was 13 years old when the family moved to California, she then attended schools in Arbuckle California. Diana met and married Gerardo Muniz in 1985.

If you knew Diana, you knew that her children and grandchildren were her world, her biggest joy was to be her grandchildren’s most loyal and loudest fan!

You would never meet a bigger Green Bay Packers fan than Diana, her favorite was “Go Pack, Go” her Green and Gold forever team!

You could find her at their school events, football, baseball, soccer games cheering them on, they knew how much their Nana loved them!

Diana was a yard duty supervisor at Burchfield Primary School watching over her” little ones” as she called them. Diana had also worked at Colusa Casino, Valley West Convalescent Hospital, operated her own Day Care, Sweet Beans Bakery, Colusa Hospital, and as a caregiver.

If you were lucky to be called a friend by Diana, you knew that she would always be there for you in whatever you needed, a ride, a phone call to vent too, a road trip, or crafting.

Diana loved to cook for her family and friends, her famous Indian Tacos were the talk of the town.

Diana loved her Native American culture and had just returned recently from a trip “Back Home” to Wisconsin to participate in the Veterans Day Pow Wow in remembrance of her father who was a Veteran. In keeping with Diana’s wishes, please refrain from wearing the color red, thank you

Funeral mass will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, July 2, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Wake to follow at the Colusa Casino Community Room, 3770 Highway 45, Colusa.
Memorial Donations VENMO to Eva Jimenez @Nana-D-2022

Diana’s family wish to thank you for all of the love you have shown the family, they are beyond grateful. ■


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