LOUISE BAKER TRIGG 88, died August 12, 2013. She is predeceased by her son Bow Trigg and survived by sister Bettie Joyce Baker, daughter Marie Trigg Keller (husband Rick), daughter Sally Trigg, daughter Peggy Trigg (partner Mike Ridder), beloved nephew Peter Haentjens, 8 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Louise spent her childhood on a small farm in Myricks, Massachusetts. Louise moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1941, where she completed high school, attended University of Michigan, and worked in Detroit's war plants. After the war ended, Louise went to New York City, where she enrolled in New School of Social Research and worked in a settlement house. In 1949 she visited New Mexico, fell in love with the landscape, and met Henry Trigg. In 1950 she moved to NM and married Henry. Louise lived in her beloved state for the rest of her life. First she lived in Cerrillos and worked on the family ranch. In 1964 the family moved to a ranch south of Las Vegas, where Louise worked as a social worker for over 20 years and earned her BA at Highlands University. In 1994, Louise moved to Albuquerque and then, in 2001, to Questa, where she lived with daughter Sally until 2012. Louise was a woman of courage, strength, and humor. More than anything, Louise loved her children and the landscape of New Mexico. Louise also loved working cattle from the back of a horse, doing crosswords, reading British mysteries, drinking good bourbon, dancing to big bands, and eating donuts. Louise's life will be celebrated September 14 at Sally's house in Questa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bridges Program in Taos (575-758-5074).
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900