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1942 Paula 2018

Paula Riggs

January 22, 1942 — June 12, 2018

Paula Rae Riggs, 76 years, passed into the spiritual world Tuesday, June 12, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. She was at her home south of Chadron Nebraska with her husband, Bill Riggs at her side.

Funeral services will be at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron Monday, June 18, at 10:00 AM. A memorial has been established for the 4-H Foundation, Halsey 4-H Youth Camp in care of Chamberlain Chapel.

Paula was born on January 22, 1942 at Fort Dodge Iowa. She was the daughter of Adolph Edwin Orth and Margaret Elizabeth (Doyen) Orth. Paula was educated in Iowa and graduated from Barnum High School in 1960. She then attended Omaha Commercial Extension School, receiving a certification in office machines. She met her future husband, who was attending an automotive school , Bill Riggs. Six months later they were wed August 20, 1961 in Crawford. To this union two children were born, two sons, Bryon and Myron. While raising their two boys, Paula received her teaching degree at
Chadron State College and taught at different country schools in the area. Then became a Deputy Matron at the Dawes County Jail. Later she worked as a clerk in the County Assessor's office. She also worked as Housekeeping Manager at the Best Western Hotel. She finished her employment as a Wal-Mart Associate.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Riggs of Chadron, her son Myron Riggs and his wife Deborah of Whitney. Two grandchildren Stephen Riggs of Lincoln, and Sarah Riggs of Chadron; a brother Clint (Sharon) Orth of Hudson, Iowa, Rhonda (William) Hoag of Lantana, Florida and Doreen (Mark) Edmondson of Lexington, SC. Paula was preceded in death by her son, Bryon Riggs, by her parents Adolph and Margaret, daughter in-law Genevieve and grandson Joshua.

Paula sang and played the piano and guitar. She entertained many in her regional area. She was loved by family, friends, and by everyone that her crossed her life path.

Previous Events

Monday, June 18, 2018
10:00 AM 6/18/2018 10:00:00 AM
Chamberlain Chapel

1700 Hwy 20
Chadron, NE 69337

Chamberlain Chapel
1700 Hwy 20 Chadron 69337 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Crawford City Cemetery Final Resting Place

n Hwy 71
Crawford, NE 69339

n Hwy 71 Crawford 69339 NE
United States
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