Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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BETTY RIGGS, 96, was born January 9, 1914 in Bandon, Oregon the third of seven children born to Roy B. and Grace Miller Holman and passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in Dallas. She was raised and attended school in Grand Ronde, Sheridan and Dallas.
Betty married Virgil Riggs in 1932. Living in Black Rock, Oregon from 1936 until 1958. They were the last family to leave Black Rock after Willamette Valley Lumber Company closed its operations there. After Virgil’s death in 1986, Betty moved to Monmouth and then back to Meadow Creek Village in Dallas, where she resided until a back injury forced her into assisted living in 2007.
Betty’s life revolved around her family. The mother of three daughters, she loved sewing for them and later her grandchildren and was an accomplished seamstress. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and canning and was a voracious reader until glaucoma and macular degeneration caused diminished sight. Her favorite activity was gardening. She raised much of her food and spent endless hours tending her beloved iris garden.
She was preceded in death by husband Virgil in 1986, daughter Beverly Stiffler in 2002 and by all six of her siblings. Survivors include daughters Lucille (Duane) Dunaway of Dallas and Barbara (Larry) Radie of Sweet Home; grandchildren Natalie (Vernon) Bathke and Gordon (April) Dunaway of Dallas, Ed (Barbara) Radie of California and David(Debbie) Radie of Boardman; Cathy (Les) Gould of Salem, Terry (Chris) Halleman of Eugene and Robert (Cheryl) Halleman of Clackamas; and numerous great and great great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to John and Marilyn McAllaster for their loving care and to Odyssey Hospice.
A private graveside service was held in the Dallas Cemetery under the direction of the Bollman Funeral Home.
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