Riggs, Sallie Jane Manley 1927-2011

RIGGS Sallie Jane Manley (1927 – 2011)

Jun. 6, 1927
Hancock County
West Virginia, USA


Jul. 6, 2011
Las Cruces
Dona Ana County
New Mexico, USA


East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH, Thursday, 07 Jul 2011, pg. 5-A

Las Cruces, NM – Former area resident Sally Jane Manley Riggs, 84, passed away at 8:45 a.m. local time on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at the MountainView Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M., following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are pending at the Dawson Funeral Home.


East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH, Saturday, 09 Jul 2011, pg. 5-A

Sallie Jane Manley Riggs, 84

Las Cruces, NM – Former area resident Sallie Jane Manley Riggs passed away of congestive heart failure at the Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM at 8:45 a.m. local time on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. She was 84. Born at her home in Chester on June 6, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Nancy Allison Manley. Following the death of her mother at a young age, Sallie moved to the East Liverpool area, where she attended high school and was a proud member of the ELHS Class of 1945. Sallie married Harold “Mike” Riggs on March 2, 1947, and the couple moved to Chicago in 1952 when Mike began his career as a United Airlines pilot. Sallie also worked for United Airlines in the luggage department until she began her true calling her life as a homemaker and mother to her two beloved children. During that time, they enjoyed many years of traveling and camping with the Trinity Travelers church group, and spending a great deal of time in the north woods of Wisconsin. The family remained in the Chicago area for thirty years prior to moving to Punta Gorda, Fla, following Mike’s retirement in 1985. They were avid golfers, and Sallie had two holes-in-one to her credit. They also loved visiting their grandchildren. Sallie had a great zest for life and was proud of her involvement with the Isle’s Girls in Punta Gorda, tirelessly working garage sales to benefit the Punta GordaIsles Civic Association. She loved volunteering at Murdock Family Medicine, and she kept the staff laughing at her jokes. Sallie appreciated the fellowship she shared with her church group, and loved her church, Holy Trinity, which she attended both in Lombard, Ill. and in Port Charlotte, Fla. In her later years, she became involved in the ELHS Alumni Association, and had achieved the Holtz/Mackay partnership level of giving. She equally loved attending the Olde Guard luncheon and the Fort Myers alumni picnics each year. Throughout her life, she was consistently good to people, and always greeted everyone with a smile. Sallie remained in Florida after the death of her husband, Mike, on June 5, 1998, then later moved to Las Cruces to be nearer to her daughter, Amy Apodaca and husband, Steve, who survive. Sallie’s son, Michael Riggs, and his wife, Karen, of Boise, Idaho, also survive. There are fiveve grandchildren whom Sallie referred to as her “angels”: Justin Apodaca, Michael Apodaca, Amanda Apodaca, Donna Riggs, and Mary Riggs, as well as ten nieces and nephews who adored her. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Harriet Mae Spragg, and another sister who died in infancy. Her brothers, Kent Manley and Gerald Manley, also preceded her in death, and were always very special to her. Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Sunday, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Monday with Sallie’s son-in-law, Reverend Mr. Steve Apodaca officiating. Burial will take place at Locust Hill Cemetery, followed by a continued time of fellowship at the Dawson Family Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte, Fla. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida 33952 View this obituary and send condolences online at http://www.dawsonfuneralhome.com

Contributed by George Allison