Abner Trigg, 94

Abner Gilliam Trigg, 94, of Brady, died Sunday, July 8, 2007, in Brady. Memorial services will be held at a later date. He was born March 21, 1913, in Brady, to Clarence Abraham Trigg and Alice Hurlbut (Glover) Trigg. He married Elvera Cobb Nov. 11, 1939, in Brady. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a registered public land surveyor for McCulloch County for several years. He worked for Cool and Stilley Civil Engineers in Midland for six years and worked with the Parks &Wildlife and the General Land Office as a registered public land surveyor for the State of Texas for 15 years. Trigg was a professional musician prior to his marriage, playing the saxophone and clarinet. He played with the San Angelo Symphony and several dance bands. He continued to play recreationally until recently. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He enjoyed fly fishing, his pets and music and was an avid bridge player. He was continually seeking new knowledge. He attended business school in Chillichothe, Mo. and the University of Texas in Austin. Survivors include two sons, Howell G. (Gil) Trigg, of Austin and William Sheridan (Bill) Trigg of Brady; a daughter, Marilyn G. Trigg, of Tallahassee, Fla.; two step-grandchildren, Beau Jacobson of Austin and Cherryl Dionne of Lake Oswego, Ore.; four step- great- grandchildren and a step- great-great- grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse and a sister, Gertrude Trigg.

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