Briggs, Gerald Keith (January 3, 1931 - September 7, 1991)

Gerald Keith Briggs

Douglas Budget - September 11, 1991

Funeral services for Gerald Keith Briggs, 60, will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church in Douglas, with Father Tony Bullman officiating.

Interment will be in Memorial Gardens in Casper.

Mr. Briggs died Saturday, Sept. 7, 1991 at the emergency room at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas following a short illness.

He was born Jan. 3, 1931 in Marshall County, W.V. the son of Glendon Earl and Ruby Luella(Kerns)Briggs. He was reared and educated in Cameron, W.V. He graduated from the Cameron High School in 1949.

He received his engineering studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He also graduated from the Famous Writing School.

He served in the United States Air Force in England during the Korean Conflict as a Staff Sergeant.

He was married to Patricia J. Challender on Oct. 9, 1949 at the Episcopal Church in Cheyenne. He moved to Cheyenne in 1953, then to Casper in 1957, and to Douglas in 1982 working for Mountain Bell as an engineer.

He retired in 1982, and in his retirement years he worked for V-1 Oil Company in Douglas. He was a pilot, and he had built his own stunt plane.

He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church and Rocky Mountain Masonic Lodge #40 A.F. & A.M. in Cheyenne. He loved being a Grandpa, and he liked to hunt, fish, and work in his garden.

He is survived by his wife, Pat, of Douglas; his son and his wife, Jeffrey T. and Connie Briggs of Cody, Wyo.; two sisters, Mauna Hicks and Nina Fletcher both of Cameron; four brothers, Jack Briggs of Cameron, Robert Briggs of Gillette, Gary Briggs of Cody, and Ernie Briggs of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Jacob T. Briggs, Cristan Briggs, and Melissa Briggs all of Cody.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Gerald Mark Briggs.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Child, Mark Child, Ray Oakley,, Dr. James L. Wetzel, Ken Grant, Dayton Bainter, and all of his many friends.

A memorial to the Converse County Hospice Program or to the Christ Episcopal Church would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

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