The greatest use of life is love. The greatest expression of love is time. And the greatest time to love is now
because you may not have that opportunity tomorrow. -Dennis Rainey, Family Life Today

Martin Anthony, 4/9/85—12/22/10

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
-Philippians 1:21

Meet Anthony

Nicole Danae, 7/7/83—12/22/10

I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears, those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. -Psalms 34: 4-5

Meet Nicole

Thoughts, Prayers and Memories

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A note from the Patersons:

On Dec. 22, 2010, a plane crash took the lives of our precious daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Anthony Riggan. While we will miss them every day of our lives, we know for certain they are happy together enjoying the unfathomable love of our savior, Jesus Christ. That knowledge makes all the difference in being able to carry on with our lives. We look forward to being with them again forever.

Our family wants to extend our sincere gratitude to all of those who have supported us through this trying time. Our church families, scouting family, and Air Force and academy families, as well as our family members, friends and community have truly rallied around us with love. Thank you to all those who have sent cards and flowers, called, provided meals and prayed and surrounded us with love. Your support has made a difference in our lives!

Love and concern started immediately after the accident with caring support from first responders, chaplains, Colorado Springs airport staff and Peterson Field personnel. From that moment on, caring people have reached out to us from around the world. Thank you so much! Nicole and Anthony would be as touched as we are. We look forward to the miracles God provides and receiving love and support as we continue to grieve.

Memorial Scholarships

In lieu of sending flowers,
please consider a donation to:

The Anthony and Nicole Riggan Memorial Mission Scholarship
c/o BSU Alumni Association
P.O. Box 1832, Monument, CO 80132


Nicole Riggan Memorial Theater Scholarship
c/o Wells Fargo Bank
Monument, CO 80132

A Legacy of Love

Sophie Anne, 4/4/10—12/22/10

"On June 11, 2010 we brought home a new addition to our family: a brand new golden retriever puppy."

Meet Sophie

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