Wendy Ellen Lanoue was born on July 25, 1950 to Arthur and Lois Honert Lanoue in Elgin, IL. Wendy was raised in Albuquerque, NM, where she excelled in music as a trumpeter for Highland High School. She was deeply engaged in Youth for Christ and the Los Altos Church of the Nazarene. Her teaching desire took her to BNC where she met her husband, Rodney Riggan. They married on August 8, 1970, the summer before their senior year. After graduation Wendy began teaching in Ferguson, MO, and she eventually taught at every level up through high school music at Goddard High in Roswell, NM. She was committed to her family, church, music, and three grandchildren whom she adored and prayed for daily. Wendy had five goals as she embraced the end; to refinish the bedroom furniture as she had promised her dad, to reach her 67th birthday, to celebrate their 47th anniversary, to visit each sibling, and to be completely healed. She was able to achieve them all! Survivors include her husband, Rodney Riggan; their children, Karen Southern and husband, Douglas; Kevin Riggan and wife, Beverly; Trudy Burch and husband, Tony; Three grandchildren, BrookeLynne Southern, Xander and Zekiel Riggan; siblings, Muriel Arndt and husband, Cliff; Brian Lanoue and wife, Glenda Rae; Adele Swanson; Joy Johnson and husband, James; Randy Lanoue and wife, Terri; Lori Seale and husband, Randy; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Reed and Lois Mae Lanoue; and sister, Christina Mae.