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Donald Briggs, 80 - November 25, 2017

Donald Bain Briggs, 80, of Curtis, died Nov. 24, 2017 in North Platte.
Don was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Alliance, son of Bernard and Vera (Cooksey) Briggs. Don grew up in Alliance and graduated from Alliance High School In 1955. Following High School he served his country in the US Air Force from June 1955 to February 1959. Don then attended Chadron State College and graduated in 1963. Don married Shirley Rexroth on June 12, 1965, in Lincoln. They lived in Curtis. To this union two children were born: Heidi and Corey.
Don taught English and biology and was an annual advisor at the Nebraska School of Agriculture from 1965-1968. He then taught yearbook, science and journalism at Medicine Valley from 1969 until 1998.
He was a member of the Curtis United Methodist Men. He enjoyed golfing at Arrowhead Meadows, his garden and spending time with his family. Don was a member of the Nebraska State Education Association, Curtis Education Association, and the Masons.
Don is survived by his daughter, Heidi (Scott) Lowthorp of Sidney, Iowa; son, Corey (Nancy) Briggs of Columbus; seven grandchildren; brothers-in-law—Duane (Mary Lou) Rexroth of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Lynn Rexroth of Wayzata, Minn.; sisters-in-law— Phyllis Briggs of Alliance, and Pam Briggs of Harrisonburg, Va.; 12 nieces and nephews, along with extended family and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley A. Briggs; his parents, Bernard and Vera Briggs; and brothers—David and Robert Briggs.
Services were held at First United Methodist Church on Monday, Nov. 27, with Pastor Tunde Oladimeji officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be given to the Medicine Valley Education Foundation.

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