Riggs, Annette Dawson Hall Mrs. – Obituary

Annette Dawson Hall Riggs, 86, of Baker City, died May 21, 2006, at her home.

Her memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. Pastor Susan Barnes of the First Presbyterian Church and Pastor Roger Scovil of Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Vault interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Following the committal service, a reception will be held at the First Presbyterian Church.

Annette was born July 26, 1919, in Joseph, to George and Minnie Dawson. She married Lowell Hall on Dec. 27, 1941, and after Lowell’s tour of duty with the Navy during World War II, they moved to Baker City to raise a family and begin her profession as a teacher with the Baker School District.

Annette retired from teaching in the Baker School District on Jan. 1, 1979, after teaching for nearly 25 years at South Baker. She is remembered for her professionalism in the field of education. Her tenure is part of the Hall family’s contribution of 125 years to educating children in Baker County.

Annette was preceded in death by Lowell in 1994. She married Dwight Riggs of Baker City on July 26, 1998. Dwight and Annette continued to do the things they had always enjoyed — going to the cabin on East Eagle, visiting family and friends, and, until the past few years, traveling to Yuma, Ariz., with the Baker City “Snow Birds.”

Annette was raised in Joseph in a family with five brothers and two sisters. She was preceded in death by all but one brother, Malcolm Dawson of Joseph.

In addition to her brother Malcolm, Annette is survived by her husband, Dwight Riggs Jr. of Baker City; sons, George of Pilot Rock, and Robert of Pendleton; stepson, Doug Riggs of Baker City; step-daughter, Karen Conklin of Clarkston, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 18 nieces and nephews; four step nieces and nephews; four step- grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Contributions in Annette’s memory can be directed to the American Cancer Society, the First Presbyterian Church or Guardian Hospice. This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 26, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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