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Longtime Oregonian Carol Riley Riggs has died. Services will be held Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 650 A Ave., Lake Oswego.

Carol Riggs

Carol Riggs was born to Albert and Anne Riley, and she and her sisters, Patricia Robertson and Rita Nicholas, were raised in Ithaca, NY. Her 40-year career began in Ithaca. Upon moving to Oregon she joined Reser's Fine Foods in 1970 and worked with the company for 19 years. She then began her own company, retiring after 15 years. Carol was an Oregonian for close to 50 years, most recently residing in Lake Oswego, and passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Her infectious laugh and unwavering love for her family and friends will be greatly missed. Her favorite pastimes included any of her loved ones' activities, rooting for the LO Laker football team and the OSU Beavers, as well as her service to her church. Carol is survived by Ralph, her beloved husband of 34 years; and their adorable dog, Gigi. She is also survived by her children Greg Tamblyn (Erin), Suzie Halberg (Karl), Terrie Sheik (Chris), and Rowdie Tamblyn, Jr.; her grandchildren Ryan (Molly), Sammy (Mark), Mattie, Nick (Sadie), Brad, Kirsten, Ariel, Aurora, and Preston; her sweet great-grandchildren Brock, Ty, and DJ.; and her sister, Pat. As Carol's family expanded over the years, numerous bonus children and grandchildren called her their own. Carol's service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 650 A Ave., Lake Oswego, followed by a reception and private burial service. Carol's family suggests memorials be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

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