Guy D. Riggin (1958 - 2009)

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Guy Douglas Riggin of Elliston, formerly of Great Falls, was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, west of Ovando.

He was born on Dec. 23, 1958, to Elmer and Jackie Riggin in Havre.

Guy attended schools in Great Falls and graduated from CMR in 1977. He then went to MSU in Bozeman.

He was married to Vickie Thomas in May of 1982. Born to this union was Cassie, 26, of Helena; Trey, 24, of Ulm; and Jock, 22, of Great Falls. He was a devoted, loving father who spent his free time playing and teaching his kids. For over 10 years, he was on the slopes every Saturday coaching his kids so that one day they could ski as fast as him.

His passion was building and he made an excellent career out of it and built every house he and his family lived in.

He was recently working at the Rolling Dog Ranch in Ovando, constructing out buildings, arenas and any other task that needed to be done.

There wasn't a thing Guy couldn't teach, do or learn. He did so with an enthusiasm that would exhaust the normal person.

Guy was preceded in death by his father Elmer and grandparents Pat and Mayme Sanderson and Guy and Sarah Riggin.

He is survived by his children, Cassie Riggin, Trey Riggin and Jock Riggin; mother Jackie Spencer or Willow Creek; brother Greg Riggin of Great Falls; sister Michelle (Mark) Jordan of Bellevue, Wash.; Patti (Bill) Raffety of Willow Creek, Barbara (Keith) Larson of Cut Bank; and his wife Millissa Riggin.

Services will be held Monday, July 27, at 10 a.m., at the Hillcrest Lawn Chapel in Great Falls. A reception at the Ulm School will follow at 5 p.m.

Memorials may be made to his business partner Kevin Marquis' children's college trust fund or to Rolling Dog Ranch in Ovando.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 25, 2009
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