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Information for Ernest M. Riggs
8 December, 1912
30 November, 1967
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
2 December, 1967
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Ernest M. Riggs

     CALDWELL - Services for Ernest M. Riggs, 54, Orovada, Nev., who died Thursday in Winnemucca, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dakan Chapel by the Rev. Walden Askren of the First Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
     Born Dec. 8, 1912 in Chase County, Kan., he moved to Nebraska with his parents when he was an infant.  In 1919, the family moved to Parma, Idaho.  Mr. Riggs came to Caldwell in 1930 and married Mary Burton here on Nov. 24, 1934.  They lived in the Caldwell-Nampa area until 1956.  Then they moved to Tuscarora, Nev., and to Orovada in 1959.  Mr. Riggs had lived there since.  He was a member of the Caldwell First Baptist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary, Orvada;  a son, Jimmie of Winnemucca;  a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Schmidt of Caldwell;  two brothers, Henry of Nampa and Robert Riggs of Stratton, Neb.;  six sisters, Mrs. Virginia Bow of Nampa, Mrs. Opal Vincent of Meridian, Mrs. Blanche Pierce of Milton-Freewater, Ore., Mrs. Beulah Peterson of Parma, Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Cambridge and Mrs. Mildred Krajnik of Nampa;  a sister-in-law, Thelma Riggs of Caldwell;  and a brother-in-law, Lyman Hanley, Othello, Wash.; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.