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Tillery Deen Dingler

May 8, 1939 — February 7, 2024


Mr. Tillery Dingler, a dedicated individual who served his country a member of the United States Navy, passed away on February 7, 2024. Born in Brownsboro, TX, Mr. Dingler had been a resident of New Mexico for approximately 25 years.

During his military service from October 2, 1957, to September 1, 1959, Mr. Dingler showcased his exceptional skills known as "frogman," engaging in special operations that included a secret mission entrusted to him by President Eisenhower.

Outside of the Navy, Mr. Dingler pursued various professions throughout his life. He accumulated extensive experience as a long-haul truck driver and engaged in construction work while also serving as a crane operator. Of all his endeavors, one of his standout memories was the transportation of a train across different locations in Wyoming. Additionally, he contributed his skills within the oil industry, working on platforms in both the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

Mr. Dingler shared his life with his loving wife Regina for 23 years. Their bond began when they met during a synagogue bible study class. They doted on their pets and animals together, caring for three cats named Tiger, Sheba, and Buddy, along with several chickens and around thirty turtles.

He is survived by his sister Sonita Perkins, his nephew Bobby Perkins who held a special place in Mr. Dingler's heart and was considered as a son figure to him. Bobby's daughters Whitney, Presley, and Taylor are also cherished by Mr. Dingler. He is preceded in death by his brothers Eddie and Cuoy. 

Notably involved in the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization, Mr. Dingler held the position of DAV Commander for the State of New Mexico at one point in time. His commitment to this cause earned him numerous friends within the organization.

In addition to his passion for serving others through the DAV, Mr. Dingler and his wife reveled in their shared love for gardening. Together, they nurtured an impressive array of beans, tomatoes, peppers, and sunflowers. They also participated as vendors in various craft shows, including events at the Expo, balloon fiesta, and numerous high schools. Through these ventures, Mr. Dingler found joy in extending kindness to others and exemplifying the values ingrained within his Jewish faith tradition.

Mr. Tillery Dingler will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to duty, his love for family and friends, and his steadfast dedication to helping those in need. He leaves behind an enduring legacy that will forever remain in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

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