On April 15. 2021, Ronald K. Riggs suddenly finished his journey of life at his home in West Jordan, Utah.
Ron was born July 1, 1947 in Panguitch, Utah to Jay Angus and Myrtle Gardiner Riggs. He worked for many years as a butcher in his father’s store, The Service Cash, before he began his career as a surveyor for the Forest Service. He worked at this job for nearly 30 years.
He married Karleta Lowder July 12. 1969 in the St. George LDS Temple. They were married for 44 years before Karleta passed away. They had 3 children, Rebecca Huntington (Orem, Utah), Angela (David) Stone (Medford, Oregon), and William (Alicia) Riggs (Smithfield, Utah). He later married Janet Jensen Scarlet on November 11. 2016 in the Oquirrh Temple for time.
He was a strong member of the LDS church, serving as Financial Clerk for many years. He also served as 2nd counselor in the bishopric in Hatch, Utah. He loved the people of Hatch very much.
Ron loved his family and they were a great source of joy and pride to him. He loved going out into the hills of Garfield County for any reason, but especially to cut wood for the people of Hatch. He was an amazing Dutch oven chef, and he catered for many groups of people over the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Karleta; and brother, J. A. Riggs. He is survived by his wife, Janet, siblings, Fred (Rita) Riggs, Joe (Jean) Riggs, Pam (John) Yardley, Pat (Howard) Foy, Kathy Riggs, Martha (Blaine) Ipson, his children and step-children, 8 grandchildren, and 11 step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 24, 2021 in the Hatch, Utah LDS church. Viewing from 9:30-11:30. Burial in the Hatch Cemetery under the care of Mosdell Mortuary.
He will be greatly missed.
The funeral service can be viewed through the link below.