Dianne Francis Bintner

Dianne Francis Bintner, adored wife, loving mother, grandmother, and exceptional teacher, passed away peacefully on November 17th, in the comforts of her home surrounded by the love of her family.

Dianne lived a life full of joy, curiosity and love and had an indelible impact on all that knew her.

Dianne attended St. Theresas’s Academy where she was top of her class and graduated at the age of 14.  After graduation she was called to the convent, staying for four years before leaving to attend college.

She graduated in 1963 from Avila College with a double major in English and French Literature.  She was elected to the National Honor Society and was named to “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.”

Dianne taught for over 40 years in both public and Catholic elementary schools.  She was recognized as “The Teacher of the Year” in the State of Colorado.  

Dianne inspired hundreds of children over her decades in the classroom.

Many still recall the Greek Mythology productions, using math to build gingerbread houses, and racing the Iditarod to study geography.

Dianne excelled at tennis, road races (Coming in first in her age group in the Boulder/Boulder), earned her master’s degree in computer science, and was in various book clubs.

Dianne was a treasured friend to so many from “The Roslyn Way Streetwalkers” to “The Busy Bees” and all her beloved teaching friends and close neighbors, Dianne loved to love.

However, what Dianne loved most in life was being a wife, mother, and teacher but her passion was being Nana to her 9 grandchildren. There was no better. 

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, LaVerne Bintner, her four children Candace Schlaht (Keith), Caela Bintner-Niichel (Bill), Courtney Kelly (John) and Michael Bintner (Amy)

and her beloved grandchildren, Cody, Dylan, Wyatt, Jack, Tommy, Macy, Michael, Connor, and Luke.

Services will be held at St. Vincent De Paul December 7th 11:30 am (2375 E. Arizona Ave) with a reception following at The Denver Country Club 

Please send donations to The Alzheimer’s Association   www.alz.org/co

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Condolences (8)

  • Kathryn Guigui

    Dianne was a beautiful person inside and out. I will never forget her generosity and the love she shared with us. From inviting us over for delicious family meals to helping me move houses when I had a small baby to driving my teenagers around from rink to rink! What an amazing lady!! I know she was incredibly loved and therefore will be missed so much. May her memory be a blessing to us all… xo the Guigui’s.

  • Kelly Cahill

    I moved to Denver at 23 and was lucky enough to find myself as a nanny in the Bintner home for Diane’s wonderful grandsons. Diane was the very definition of kindness, compassion, strength and love. Anyone who knew her was better for it. She was fiercely loving and protective of her family. I can’t put into words the things I learned from her but as a parent, an educator and a friend I can honestly think of no better example. I hope the wonderful Bitner family knows how blessed they were. I’m So very sorry for your loss. ~Kelly

  • Bret Hays and Family

    Our thoughts are with you all as you mourn the loss of such a wonderful person.

  • Niki

    LaVerne, Candace, Caela, Courtney, Michael, God bless you and sweet Diane. Our family paths have crossed in so many ways since HS/Eastmoor days. As family friends, teaching days in cherry creek both w Dave (Michael’s teacher) and myself. Friendships Candace/Caela(fellow hockey moms) / Courtney( when we were living in New England forever “secret” bronco fans) etc. oh the ties that bind. My heart is so incredibly heavy for you all. Diane was the best of the best, raised the best kids ever. May her memory be eternal. Sending love and prayers to you all. Dave, Niki, Niko and Jordan

  • Anonymous

    As neighbors, we are heart broken to hear this news. We miss her beautiful heart and smile and are blessed to know her and love her. May you find peace and comfort in her beautiful life and please know we are here for you and praying for your family. Love, Joey, Nicole, Leila and Liam.

  • Joseph Fanganello

    All of us in the Fanganello family send condolences to all of you in the Bintner family and to all of Dianne's many friends. She leaves a lifetime of goodness to her family and students and all who knew her. Joe and JoAnne

  • Jennifer Jobe

    This is such a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman To know her is to love her and her. I admired her as a mom and a nana. She lived her life full of joy and laughter And her smile was contagious. Praying for you and your family Love, Jennifer

  • Anonymous

    This is such a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful loving person. I feel so lucky to have known her. May all your hearts heal with the memories of your mom and nana when she was well. She will always be with you. xo Meg


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