William C. Carrigan Red Cross volunteer

January 19, 1991

A memorial service for William C. Carrigan, a retired Houston policeman and a volunteer for the Red Cross, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Charlton Funeral Home, 2007 Eastern Ave.

Mr. Carrigan, who was 66 and lived on Mount Pleasant Avenue, died Tuesday at Church Hospital of complications to cancer.

He was reared in the Baltimore area and returned here in 1972, shortly after retiring as a policeman in Houston. He had served as a volunteer Red Cross disaster worker since 1984. He headed BTC a disaster action team in Baltimore and worked in disasters elsewhere.

Born in Washington, he graduated from Kenwood High School in Baltimore County.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces as a tail gunner on bombers based in England. He was a member of the American Legion.

His first marriage ended with the death of his wife, Elda Carrigan. His second marriage, to the former Janet Laird, ended in divorce.

He is survived by two sons, William Michael Carrigan of Lincoln, Neb., and Steven D. Carrigan of Harlan, Iowa; three daughters, Susie Pieschke of Ellwood, Neb., Joanie Jorss of Sumpter, S.C., and Barbara Nevins of Topless Cove, Texas; two sisters, Ethel Simpson of Mountain Home, Ark., and Macy Patzloff of Omaha, Neb.; and six grandchildren.

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