Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX


Gladys Marie Paulson Riggs

June 24, 1921March 13, 2020

Gladys passed away on March 13, 2020 at the age of 98 years, she had lived her entire life in South Austin. She was born in Austin, TX on June 24, 1921, the daughter of Swedish immigrants Axel Sigfrid Paulson and Esther Marie Malmberg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Elmer Paulson, and her husband Raymond Riggs. She met Raymond when he was serving in the US Army during World War II; they were married in Austin, Feb. 1945.

Gladys is survived by her son, Ronald S. Riggs, granddaughter, Lindsey L. Riggs of Las Vegas, NV, and grandson Reagan S. Riggs, great-grandson Reese Riggs both of Dallas, TX.

Gladys was a longtime member of Park Hills Baptist Church. The family would like to say thank you for the great care by Brookdale Hospice, especially Miss Debbie, as well as the entire staff of Brookdale Lohman’s Crossing over the last year of Gladys’ life.

A memorial service will take place at a later date at Park Hills Baptist Church in celebration of Gladys’ faith in God. In place of flowers, donations can be sent to Park Hills Baptist Church, 900 S. Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX 78746.


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Gladys Marie Paulson Riggs

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