LaBouvé, Diane L.Diane LaBouvé, 79, of Santa Barbara, CA, died after a 5-year struggle with cancer,Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 5:30 a.m.Diane was born on June 6, 1938, in Sheboygan, WI, a daughter of the late Victor and Edna Lensmeyer. She attended St. Peter Claver Grade School, Sheboygan Central High School, Class of 1956, and graduated from St. Agnes School of Nursing (Marian University), Fond du Lac, WI, in 1959.On January 30, 1960, she was united in marriage to Frank Louis LaBouvé at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.Diane started her nursing career at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, WI. After marriage she was employed at Columbia Hospital and later at St. Anthony's Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. After the family moved to Santa Barbara, CA, she worked at the St. Francis Medical Center until her retirement. She was a registered nurse for 47 years.Throughout her children's lives, Diane was active in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and later became a Life Member of Aeromedicos, flying to Mexico on a monthly basis. She also participated in the 2-year-long restoration of the St. Anthony Chapel in the 1980's. Diane also enjoyed motorcycling touring with her husband Frank, traveling from Mexico to northern Canada and from the Pacific to Eastern states.Diane is survived by her husband of 57 years Frank LaBouvé, and her four children Lisa LaBouvé of Ventura, CA; Daniel (Laura) LaBouvé of Monte Sereno, CA; Karen Waranis of Lompoc, CA; and Paul (Julie Ann) LaBouvé of Kennebunkport, ME; a brother Kenneth (Mary Jo) Lensmeyer of Chesterfield, MO; three grandchildren Andrew Waranis, Stephanie LaBouvé, and Eric LaBouvé; and many other extended family members. Diane was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law Raymond Waranis.A private burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Sheboygan WI, in the LaBouvé family plot will take place on August 19, 2017.The entire family wishes to extend its sincerest thanks to the staff of Sansum Cancer Clinic of Santa Barbara, especially Dr. Daniel Greenwald and his assistant Martha, and also the nurses of the Cottage Health infusion suites for the wonderful and loving care they gave to Diane. We also thank Dr. Michael Bordofsky, Diane's personal care physician for his many years of care and friendship.In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Santa Barbara, which was Diane's favorite charity. You can do this online, by mail, or call VNHC Foundation at 805.690.6290 to make arrangements.