Patricia Ann Riggs
December 11, 1945 – May 13, 2019
Patricia Ann Riggs 12/11/1945 - 5/13/2019
Patricia Ann Riggs, the daughter of John Joe Leivas and Concepcion Gutierrez, born in Kingman, AZ; was called home to heaven on May 13, 2019.
Family always came first for Pat, and she considered everyone family. She made everyone she met feel special with a surprise card, a sweet treat, a small gift, a warm hug, a sympathetic ear, thoughtful advice, or when necessary, tough love. She welcomed countless people into her home, whether it was for a short visit or to help them get back on their feet.
After raising her children, and with limited formal education, she helped children learn computers as a teacher’s aide in the Glendale Elementary school district. She lived by the motto “you can learn something new everyday.” She didn’t let a day pass without reading the newspaper or one of her “rag” magazines.
She and her best friend and husband, could be found together watching movies, taking road trips, visiting friends and family, shopping, playing scrabble, running around town and always helping others.
Her memories will be honored by her husband of 51 years, Seth David Riggs Jr., her four children, Rosalie Scott, Troy Riggs, Jeff Riggs and Racheal Wilson, along with their spouses, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many more family and friends.
She deeply touched the lives of so many.
Condolences may be expressed at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/glendale-az/chapel-of-the-chimes-mortuary/
- Visitation Monday, May 20, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2019
- Graveside Service Monday, May 20, 2019
Patricia Ann Riggs
Brenda (Wright) & Jim Vanderwerp
May 15, 2019
Dave and family, We love you. Our sympathies and prayers are with you during this mournful time and always. Pat & Dave, my favorite couple! Our friendship over the past 25 years has truly been a blessing. Pat always made sure the bulletin boards in my classroom were perfect and straight! Pat & I encouraged each other to be strong as we completed the circuits at Curves together. Hearing all the details of your trips to Indiana and Texas was fun because we could relate to both places. Pat's birthday party at Harkins was very memorable! The only person I've ever known to have a grand birthday party at a movie theater but it was VERY fitting as you both love to go to the movies. I have always enjoyed going to the movies at Harkins and getting a burger and onion rings at Whataburger with both of you! My best and most recent memory occurred 6 months ago when Jim and I watched in awe and admiration of the 2 of you dancing together at our wedding and getting 2nd place for the LONGEST marriage. Congrats! I will forever CHERISH the "something borrowed" that you both shared with me. Thank you for the many years of support, laughter, secrets, and fond memories. Pat touched many lives with her heart, soul, love, and hugs, especially mine and my kids, and made this world a more beautiful place. She IS a treasure! We will always miss her smiling face; however, she is always close and watching over us now as we have been blessed with an INCREDIBLE Guardian Angel! She will forever fill our hearts with joy and love. We love you Dave and your entire family.
Brenda (Wright) & Jim Vanderwerp with Kayla and Mark
May 15, 2019
David and Kids, my heart goes out to you!