Dorthy Riggs

Dorthy (Cisco) Riggs passed to our Lord on October 21, riggs2016, at home with her family in Lodi, CA. She entered this world on November 15, 1927, in Artesia, NM, to Manford and Jessie (Harris) Cisco. Dorthy was the second of six children. The family moved to California in 1938, settling in Ceres, CA. She graduated from Ceres High School in 1945 and was licensed as a cosmetologist in 1946.

On June 10, 1947, Dorthy married Lacy R. Riggs in Reno, NV and they had subsequently had three children, Roger, Ron, and Terry. After Lacy’s discharge from the Army, they relocated to Hickman, CA. Over the next twenty years, they moved to various places in California for Lacy’s work in the dairy business. They moved to Lodi in 1968.

Dorthy was a stay at home mom, even though she had her cosmetology and real estate license. She was dedicated to her children, serving in the PTA and teaching cooking and sewing for 4-H.

Dorthy is survived by her husband of 69 years, Lacy, sons Roger (Brenda) of Stockton, Ron of Woodbridge, and daughter Terry Schimke (Ken) of Lodi, sister Margie (Al) Baker of Turlock, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Manford and Jessie Cisco, her sisters Lenore Costa, Lillie Ruth Ellerd, and Joann Cisco, and her brother L.D. Cisco and daughter-in-law, Connie Riggs.


Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. November 15, 2016, at First Baptist Church Chapel, 267 N. Mills Ave, Lodi, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice of San Joaquin in her name.