Goldie M. “Maggie” Briggs, 101, was born in Scio.
She was the seventh of 12 children, six girls and six boys. Maggie moved to the Salem area when she was 4 years old.
Maggie married the first time at 16 years of age. Her first son was born two years later. Three years later her second son was born. The marriage was dissolved in divorce after 21 years. Her first grandchild arrived when she was 39. There were three more grandchildren to follow.
She married Louis Briggs in May of 1958. He had three children, so together they had five children. Louis died in May 1995.
Maggie lived by herself until she was 99 and then moved to Willamette Lutheran Homes. She made some good friends there.
Maggie had eight step-grandchildren, three great-granddaughters, 14 step-great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.
She is also survived by one stepson, Stephen and step daughter-in-law, Florene and daughter-in-law, Mary; one grandson, Blaine; one sister, Mary and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Keizer Community Church. Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.