Dianne Ricks Tingey

1951 ~ 2021


Oct. 22, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2350 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109
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  • Dianne Ricks Tingey, loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, passed away peacefully October 14, 2021 surrounded by loving family. She was born December 11, 1951 to Lloyd Stanley and Cora Simons Ricks in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dianne married Paul Davis Tingey for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on August 10, 1977. She is preceded in death by her cherished husband, mother, father, and father-in-law. Dianne is survived by her four children, Nathan (Shellie), Jonathan, Joseph (Erin), and Anna; eight grandchildren, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Laura, Davis, Stafford, John, Rebecca, and Rachel; two brothers, Kent (Christy), and Gary; mother-in-law, Beverly; five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law along with their spouses, Mike (Leslie), Alan (Sue), Marla (Richard Ence), Brian (Janet), Cheryl (Ken Farr), Jon (Ginger), Jill (Scott Shumway), David (Michelle); and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Dianne’s greatest joy was her husband, children, and grandchildren. She valued spending time with them and focused her efforts to facilitate their success. Her intellect was an inspiration to her children as they have pursued education in various fields. She strengthened her family by actively living the virtues of righteousness and always pointed them in the direction of the Savior. She was a gifted teacher and her best lessons were taught by her example in the way she lived her life in accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dianne’s nature was kind, gentle, pure, and loving. Her optimistic and cheerful disposition kept her laughing and enabled her to persevere regardless of the circumstance. She was patient, thoughtful, a peacemaker, and firm in following the principles of truth. She was genuine in character, gentle in her approach, and unfailingly forgiving. She exhibited angelic beauty and was an inspiration to all who came to know her.

    Dianne had an unwavering testimony of the Savior. She loved to read the scriptures and gained comfort in learning eternal truths found therein. Her influence was far reaching and she was a pillar to her family, fortifying them continuously throughout challenging times. In the face of significant trials throughout her life, Dianne was a source of unyielding faith and goodness.

    Dianne’s life was one of selfless service, not only to her family, but also to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She cherished the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and offered many dedicated years of service in the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary. The temple was a place of refuge for Dianne, and she always found solace in participating in sacred ordinances. She loved learning about her family heritage and was blessed by discovering their challenges, joys, and achievements. She had a great respect for nature and loved being surrounded by the Lord’s creation. She enjoyed spending time with her family while reading to them, walking, hiking, and water & snow skiing. She used that time to inspire her family to learn and respect the beautiful environment around them. Dianne lived a full and honorable life that encouraged others to strive to reach their full potential.

    The family expresses sincere gratitude to the many specialists and the intensive care team of St. Mark’s Hospital for their countless hours of dedicated service to Dianne. Their tender care and devotion on her behalf was a great blessing in her time of need.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11:00am in the Parley’s First Ward building, located at 2350 S 2100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84109. Family and friends are welcome to attend a viewing Friday, October 22, 6-8pm at the Parley’s First Ward building or Saturday 9:30-10:30am prior to the funeral. The funeral may also be viewed virtually through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yzLFZQugr8


    Dear Nathan, Jonathan, Joseph, and Anna;

    I'm a cousin of your dad and have missed him very much since he left this world. I looked up to him throughout my childhood, teenage, and adult years.

    From the moment I met your angelic mom, I saw her light and felt her goodness and I wanted to be just like her. What a beautiful, glorious reunion took place on the 14th of this month! I couldn't help but envision the embrace of those two wonderful people. However, I know there will be many lonely, heartbreaking days for you and your families. I also know that your mom and dad will be near you, loving you and supporting you day to day and year to year. And, thanks to the love and grace of our Savior Jesus Christ and His atonement, you will all be joyfully reunited one day.

    With love,
    Adrienne and David Warren

    - Adrienne Tingey Warren

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dianne. She was one of the kindest and sweetest people I have ever met and will be missed so much here on earth. I am excited about her reunion with Paul, her parents, and Lawanna. I'm sure there is much rejoicing going on at her arrival. My prayers and love are being sent out to those family members that remain here. I know she will be watching over you. May you find peace in the upcoming days and months as you readjust. I'm so thankful for the gospel and for the knowledge of life after death. With much love, Christy Wilburn Webb

    - Christy Webb

    Dear Nathan, Jonathan, Joseph, and Anna.
    My wife, Janene, and I lived in the same neighborhood as your mom and dad back in the early 1980s (wow, that makes us sound so old). Even though your dad is my cousin, more than that he and your mom became such good friends. They were great examples to us and all the neighbors and members of the Crystal Heights 1st Ward. The high praise of your mom in the obituary truly captures her pure goodness, -- kind, gentle, loving, patient, thoughtful, a peacemaker, genuine, gentle, forgiving, (cute laugh), ... and actively living the virtues of righteousness. She is an elect lady. She told Janene more than once how much she missed your dad. Now I'm certain she'll often be telling your dad how much she misses each of you. Even though they're reunited together again, I know they will always be close to you. May you feel of their caring love, and of the peace of our Savior as you gather with your loved family and friends to honor and celebrate the life of your dear mom, ... and dad, ... who we love so much!
    Sincerely and with love,
    Glen & Janene Davis

    - Glen Davis

    Diane was an angel on earth. What a beautiful life she lived of faith, optimism, and dedication to family. She is oh so loved and missed.

    - Jane Cornelius