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Stella Gloria Dinger

Jan. 25, 1933 — April 8, 2020

Stella Gloria Dinger, age 87, passed away on April 8, 2020, from complication of lung cancer at her home in Davis. She was born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., to Julia and Joseph Raiti,365体育投注 the youngest of three children. At the age of 1, the family moved to Detroit Michigan where her father secured a metalworker position at the Ford Motor Plant in Dearborn.

Stella joined the Air Force, where she met then married William Eugene Dinger on Aug. 8, 1958. Bill had been a widower with a 7-year-old son, Steven Ray; Craig Alan was born the following year. Bill’s military career resulted in a three-year365体育投注 tour in England. They were divorced after 23 years but remained friends and were both present at special family celebrations.

In 1974, Stella followed her brother Joseph and sister Anita to Southern California. She found a position with Northrop Aircraft Division in Haw365体育投注thorne. She retired with almost 20 years of service in 1995.

Stella stayed active in retirement volunteering for Yolo County His365体育投注torical Museum, Hattie Weber Museum, Meals on Wheels and Kiwanis. She volunteered with the Yolo County Historical Museum for more than 20 years. She was an avid gardener with many home grown fruits and vegetables. She loved to share the harvest with family, friends and neighbors.

Stella is survived by her brother Joseph (Sandy); sons Craig (Perla) and Steven (Sue); granddaughters Ashley (Ray), Tanji 365体育投注(Michael), Rachel and Julia; and great-grandchildren Danial, Mackenzie and Mila.

365体育投注There will not be a memorial service as the family will scatter her ashes later.

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