Russell Dwight Riggs


Aug. 8, 2018 — Russell Dwight Riggs, 89, of Florence, passed away peacefully in his home of age-related illness on Aug. 4, 2018.

Russell was born June 26, 1929, passed away Aug. 4, 2018, and married Florence Beavers in 1947. They had four children.

His wife Florence, and two children (Russell Alan Riggs),  and Linda Fay Miller preceded him in death.

Douglas Lyle Riggs of Florence and Barbara Kay Howard of McCleary, Wash., survive him.

Russell worked several years as a timber faller for International Paper. He loved hunting and fishing and football. He went to many a Siuslaw Viking game.

He and Florence spent their retirement winters in Yuma, Ariz. Russell had 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial will be held Au-g. 25, 2018, at the annual family reunion in McCleary, Wash..

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home and Pacific Sunset Cemetery are in charge of all arrangements.

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