Donna Juanita Riggs-Kenney

06/09/1938 - 12/09/2012

Donna Juanita Riggs Kenney, 74 passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9th in Bremerton, Washington. Donna was born to John and Juanita Riggs in Phoenix and spent most of her life in Arizona. She was a devoted mother to her children John and Demetria, and loved deeply by her 8 grandchildren. Donna was a larger than life personality who touched many lives through her generous heart and warm smile. Donna was hard working and gave everything she had to those she loved. In 1958, Donna was crowned Miss Arizona and competed in the Miss America pageant. She continued to utilize her beauty and talents as State Director of the Miss Arizona USA & Teen pageants for many years. Donna also positively affected the lives of thousands of young women through Phoenix Honors Cotillion, a program she co-founded in 1966 and ran for over 40 years. Donna is an accomplished singer, pianist and organist. She has touched many lives through her music and will be missed. We have no doubt she will be organizing the choirs in Heaven. Funeral services are Thursday, December 20th 2012 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM at the LDS church 3344 E. McDowell Road in MESA, AZ. For more information please visit


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