Diana Lynn Vela-Sanchez, 61, of Racine, passed away in Ascension All Saints Hospital on  Wednesday, October 17, 2018. She was born in Racine, the daughter of Ernest and Doris (Nee: Schiesel) Salinas.  Diana married Miquel Sanchez in Milwaukee. Diana loved to talk on the phone, watch TV especially the lifetime channel and spent a lot of time in the kitchen cooking Mexican dishes.  She will be deeply missed by her husband Miquel, her daughter Michelle Brown and son Russ (Rebecca) Brown, 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters along with other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her mother and a daughter Jennie.  A family memorial service will be held in Strouf Funeral Home Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  The family will receive guests in the Funeral Home on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service. Burial is private for the family per Diana’s wishes.