Virginia Beach Claire Marie Riggs of Lawrenceville, VA passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends August 1, 2009 at Virginia Beach Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 20, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Clarence and Dorothy Avery. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She touched many lives with her generosity and kindness and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband of twenty-six years Mr. Jack E. Riggs; her sons, Guy Schmitz and wife Jeanne, Bill Schmitz and wife Irene, Tracy Schmitz and wife Donna, Dan Schmitz and wife Dianne, Gary Riggs and wife Susan; her daughter Sandra Cahill and husband Timothy; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Kelly, Kristin, Jennifer, Gary, Brent, Taylor, Curtis, Danielle, Tyler, Bryan, Nichole, Sterling, Mathew, Anthony, Ricky, Chante, Chelsa, Susan, Zachary, Ben, and Brianne.
We would like to thank the staff of Virginia Beach Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for the kindness and caring they showed Claire Marie on a daily basis. A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 2016 Canal Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org.
Cremation Society of Virginia, Hampton Roads office, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.cremate.org .