Robert “Bob” Dorwyn Briggs
1936 - 2002
"See you in the Milky Way!"
in El Monte, California to become a citizen
of the world and now a traveler of the galaxy.
served his country in the Navy and then the Reserves from 1957
to 1961. Bob entered the police academy and continued serving
his community as a sheriff for Los Angeles County. After taking
night classes in data processing, Bob started a second career
as a systems analyst with ARAMCO in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1976.
In 1988, he returned to the US and started his third career as
a rancher on family ranches in Colorado and Texas.
Bob always espoused “being all you could be.” In
his younger years, he worked two jobs to support his family and
went to school at night. Later, with the advent of the World Wide
Web, he constantly did research and studied via courses on the
Internet. He never wanted to stop learning and trying new things.
From sailing the oceans to farming the land, Bob jumped into life
with both feet. His favorite saying was “Life is NOT a spectator
sport.” Although Bob’s life was cut short, he traveled
extensively over five continents and sailed in many of God’s
oceans. He loved celestial navigation and contemplating the cosmos.
Life with Bob was an adventure, and with his participation in
the Space Services Inc. Memorial Spaceflight program the adventure
Loved and sadly missed by his three children, 10 grandchildren
and his wife/soul mate.
A Special Message
Like a shooting star, you made all my dreams come
true. Your spirit of adventure will live on in my heart and your
memory will be my connection to the stars. Thank you for sharing
this life and your love with me. From Ashes to Stardust, the Circle
goes on and I know we will meet again. I’ve kept this single
faith, I have but one belief: Our love is eternal.
Your spirit is alive,
I feel it in the wind that blows,
And I’ll see it in the shimmering snow.
I feel it in the sunlight that kisses my face,
And when I look up at the stars — our gathering place.
I know I should not cry,
For your spirit will never die.