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Laura Jean Riggs

Laura Jean Riggs, 74, passed away on June 27 2023, in Powell Wyo.

Laura was born Oct. 24,1948, to John P and Mary C Balen (Billings) in Cody, Wyo. Laura graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1967. Laura married John B Riggs in Evanston, Wyo., on October 4, 1967. Laura started her career for Mountain Bell in Casper, Wyo., and worked in Casper, Billings, Tucson, and finally retiring in Phoenix long after it became AT&T.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John B., of Powell, Wyo.; sons, Mark J. of Casper Wyo., and John R. of Powell, Wyo.; sister, Marie Blackstock of Casper, Wyo.; brothers, John Balen of Las Cruces, N.M., Paul Balen of Liberty Lake, Wash., and Michael Balen of Hobbs, N.M.

Laura is predeceased by her parents.

She will always be remembered for her wisdom, love of her animals, sense of humor, and unwavering dedication to her family.

Services were held July 12, 2023, at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis, Wyo.


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