September 24, 1954 ~ April 7, 2014

Born in: Fargo, ND,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Deena Riggs, 59, of Asheville, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Mission Hospital. A native of Fargo, ND, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Roy Albert Riggs and Edith Riggins Riggs. Ms. Riggs lived in Asheville most of her life. She was a graduate of Enka High School, and she attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ms. Riggs is survived by brothers Gregory Riggs and wife Kaye, and Mark Riggs and wife June Gaze-Riggs; and by nieces Caroline and Kristen Riggs. No public services are scheduled at this time. Memorials may be made to the Roy and Edith Riggs Scholarship Fund, UNC-Asheville, One University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. To the family of Deena: You are all in our thoughts and prayers. She was a classmate at Enka. I always remember how sweet she was. We will keep you in our prayers.

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  2. Deena Riggs was the most loved friend of my life, and I am grieved beyond words
    that she is now gone from this world.

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  3. My deepest sympathy to the family of Deena. She was a classmate of mine at Enka High School and was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. We’ve often mentioned wishing we could reach her to come to one of our reunions and everyone always commented on what a sweet person she was. I will keep the family in my prayers.

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