Douglas Triggs passed, peacefully and gracefully, on May 23rd after two years of battling cancer. Doug was an attorney by profession and an adventurer by passion – when he wasn’t dealing in bankruptcy and student loan law, he could be found zooming on a mountain bike, dangling from a climbing rope, surfacing from his latest scuba dive, or gleefully relaxing in the sun. Douglas was born in Mitchell, South Dakota in 1946 to Shirley and Lester Triggs, raised in nearby Chamberlain, and landed in Colorado after spending time at Augustana College (BA Political Science), the University of Michigan (MA, International Relations), and the University of Denver (JD), with an interlude from his education to serve in the Vietnam War. He was a master pancake maker (old family recipe), an avid reader, an incurable chocoholic (dump your Hershey’s stock, everyone), and a true outdoorsman (“do you want to take the hard way or the hard way?”). Doug leaves his wife, Amy Divine, and children, Erinn Looney-Triggs (Amanda), Tucker Triggs (Virginie), Piper Triggs; and brothers Scott (Vicki) and David. He also leaves a memorable supply of dad jokes, a library’s worth of adventure stories, a small mountain of outdoor gear, and 47 blue shirts. He was the kindest, most generous, stubborn and independent of men. Doug was deeply loved and will be missed beyond measure. Contributions in his memory can be sent to the charity of your choice.

2 thoughts on “Douglas Triggs”

  1. Douglas was a good son and brother. He saw his responsibilities and met them. Grateful to share his life are my wife, Vicki and daughters Keri and Roberta. Doug treated us with love and respect.
    Painful loss but happy memories. My brother left a life that we should all try to emulate.
    My family will always think kindly.
    Love, Scott

  2. I just looked through my email and came across an old message from doug and thought I’d look him up. I am sorry to hear of his passing, but it sounds like he lived a wonderful life. Doug helped me get a handle on massive student debt and climb out of a deep hole which has undoubtedly set me up for success. Doug was always kind and generous with his time. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness and generosity. Doug was a genuinely good man. Rest in peace, doug.

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