Marilyn (Lynn) Dibler Leigh, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., since 1969, passed away Nov. 13, 2018, at the age of 94.
She was born July 3, 1924, in Woodstock, Ill., the daughter of Rose and George Henry Dibler. Marilyn was raised by her paternal grandparents, Mary and Lincoln Dibler, after the death of her birth mother.
She is survived by her daughter, Pam Leigh, who lovingly cared for her over the many years; and granddaughters, Aimee Duran and Doris Pilliod.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Duran, and cousin, Jean Reed, of Woodstock, Ill.
Marilyn attended Illinois Wesleyan University, where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Marilyn joined TWA (Trans World Airlines) as a hostess in January 1946. Her first flight was into Albuquerque, through Tijeras Canyon pass, in a DC-3. Her most memorable flight was a crash landing at La Guardia Airport, N.Y., flying in a then considered Giant Boeing Stratoliner. While flying for TWA, she met her husband, pilot Stuart R. Leigh.
Over the years, she was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Cosmopolitan Woman’s Club, TWA Clipped Wings and Seniors, in addition to many years of volunteering. She enjoyed her many friends, bridge groups, and her Miniature Schnauzer dogs.
Mom, we love and miss you deeply. Cremation has taken place and private services were held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, where she joined her husband, Col. Stuart R. Leigh, USMC. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to your favorite charity.