Diane May was born in 1961 in Guymon, the youngest child of Lloyd and Dorothy Jones. Diane attended all 12 years of school at Goodwell. In 1979, she graduated as honor student of her class. While in school, Diane was active in basketball and track.
Diane attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University and graduated magna cum laude in December, 1983, with a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Science in health, physical education and recreation, and a minor in sociology. During her first year at OPSU, Diane played basketball for the Lady Aggies. She was active in the Newman Club, the Catholic student organization on campus. She was also a member of Alpha Chi, the national honorary society. Diane and her husband, Randy, are currently Life members of Panhandle State Association.
Diane and Randy now reside in Amarillo, Texas, where she sells insurance for State Farm and Randy works in auto sales for a local Amarillo dealership.