David George Briggs
David George Briggs of Redmond died peacefully at home on Saturday July 26th, 2014. He was 71 years of age and was born July 3, 1943 in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, the son of George and Georgia Briggs. He was raised in New Braintree, Mass. and attended school there. His undergraduate work was accomplished at the University of Massachusetts followed by a Masters at Yale and a Doctorate at the University of Washington.
He was a highly respected professor at the University of Washington in the School of Forest Resources. Dave retired in 2011 as a Professor of Operations Research and Forest Products, Director of the Stand Management Cooperative, Director of the Precision Forestry Cooperative and Director of the UW site of the National Science Foundation's Center for Advanced Forestry Systems.
Dave loved the outdoors and was an avid mountain climber. He also traveled to the far corners of the globe. He had an affinity for animals. His small acreage sustained at different times llamas, a horse, chickens, geese, dogs and cats. He collected sea shells and butterflies. He will be sorely missed by his mother, Georgia Briggs, his wife, Anne Briggs, his son Jeremy Briggs, his step daughter, Laura Shepard and other family and friends.
A celebration of Dave's life will be held at The University of Washington Club on Sunday, August 17th, 4 to 7 PM at 4020 E. Steven Way, Seattle Wa. 98195, uofwashingtonclub.org
The family suggests remembrances may be donated to American Alpine Club or Washington Trails Association.
Published by The Seattle Times on Aug. 10, 2014.