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Barbara Trombley Riggs


Barbara Trombley Riggs, 80, passed away May 25, 2023 in her residence located near the peaceful mountains in Layton, Utah.

Born and raised in Monroe, Michigan, she grew up alongside several siblings with her parents Alfred E. Trombley, and Audrey Roberts who meant the world to her. Her most special memories included picking berries, shopping with her father, and roaming near a private beach by her childhood home. She was affiliated with the Catholic church and became a member of a few different parishes throughout her life.

Barbara married early to William J. Riggs, whom she had two daughters with; Kim and Kelly. Eventually they divorced and she met the love of her life Cesare A. Gaglio in Detroit, Michigan who blessed her with her third child, Tony.

Barbara was strong-willed, beautiful, and free-spirited throughout her entire life. Although stubborn at times, it was incredible how she could find humor in even the most difficult situations. Her biggest journey included relocating her family to Ogden, Utah after her daughters were finished growing up. She explored different occupations over the years, however was extremely proud when she received her GED from Washington High School. She completed training to become certified as a Dietician, and worked in the food services at Weber State University. However, her favorite role was being a mom and grandma. She loved drinking coffee, having pet birds, scary movies, and going to Wendover. She was a big part of her son and grandchildren’s lives after both of her daughters passed away unexpectedly. She was the primary caretaker of her granddaughter Courtney who was orphaned, and was extremely dedicated despite struggling with grief and loss. She will be deeply missed and honored by her family.

Barbara is survived by her son, Tony Gaglio of Ogden, Utah; grandchildren, Shanda Aleiwe (Christopher) Hall of South Jordan, Utah; Zakareyah (Paul) Bradshaw of Ogden, Utah; Samantha (John) Moss of Ogden, Utah; Steven Jr. (Autumn) Richards of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Courtney R. Richards of Roy, Utah; Avari D. Gaglio of South Jordan, Utah; and Jameson G. Gaglio of Sandy, Utah; great grandchildren, Jazlynn Bree Powell of Lehi, Utah; Mila Elyse Richards of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; brother Edward (Barbara) Trombley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other distant relatives as well.

Barbara is preceded in death by both of her parents Alfred and Audrey (Roberts) Trombley, daughters Kim (Steven) Richards and Kelly Qaddura; granddaughter Tasha M. Qaddura; siblings Anthony (Marie) Trombley, Shirley (Dan) Folk, Audrey Nolan, Carol Kilgus, David Trombley, and Phillip J. Trombley. In addition to her grandparents, both fathers of her children, and several other loved ones.

 Memorial Mass will be held on June 15, 2023 at St. Rose of Lima in Layton, Utah at 10:00 a.m. All individuals who loved her are invited and encouraged to attend in honor of the legacy of Barbara Riggs.

Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to fund research for a cure and resources for caretakers.

Barbara’s Memorial Mass will be live-streamed and will be available the day of service by going to the bottom of her obituary page.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, June 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

210 Chapel St, Layton, UT 84041

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

11:15 - 11:45 am (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton

1867 N Fairfield Rd, Layton, UT 84041

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