Toyja R. Rigdon

Toyja R. Rigdon

February 20, 1968 – May 23, 2020


Toyja Ray Cook Rigdon lost her battle to cancer on May 23, 2020, after being hospitalized in Lakeside Hills Hospital for 10 days.  She was surrounded by her loving husband, Doug; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Wendy; daughter, Jessica; son, Daniel; mother, Toni; father and stepmother, Rod and Sudie; and sister, Mindy.

She and her husband Doug were married May 26, 1990 in Laguna Hills, CA and relocated to the Gretna/Omaha area in 2006.

Toyja spent her life as a homemaker after moving to Gretna.  She supported the Gretna High School band and all its activities; she was involved in her kids’ school activities and always doing for others.  No task was too small nor too large for Toyja.  Her real passion was scrapbooking and over the years, she followed her children’s lives through volumes of scrapbooks.

Toyja was born February 20, 1968 in Chadron, NE.  Toyja leaves behind her husband, Doug; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Wendy Rigdon of Omaha; daughter, Jessica Rigdon of Omaha; son, Daniel Rigdon of Omaha; mother, Toni Klein of Story, WY; father and stepmother, Rod and Sudie Cook of Oakwood, TX; her sister and brother-in-law, Mindy and Jerry Brincefield of Gillette, WY; mother-in-law, Lillian Rigdon of Mission Viejo, CA; and nephews, Ty and Dillon Brincefield, and too many other loving family members to list.  She was preceded in death by grandparents, Bert and Peggy Yount and Harley and Marge Cook.

Toyja will be cremated and a CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held on Saturday, May 30th, 1:30pm, at Flatland Church (17515 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE.)



  • Rod &Sudie Cook Posted May 26, 2020 7:56 pm

    Toyja was sunshine on a rainey day. Parents are not supposed to bury their children. Toyja’s passing will definitely leave a hole in our hearts. Doug, Matthew, Jessica &Daniel, we love you and are there for you..

  • Cheryl Songster/Tim Jr Songster Posted May 27, 2020 12:18 pm

    Toyja will be very much missed. While my son was enduring his own battle with cancer, Toyja and Daniel made regular visits over nearly a year in the hospital. She was always quick to ask about my son and always there for support. I will miss her smile and her great sense of humor. She had a wonderful way of treating everyone like they were so special. She was an amazing woman. To the family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Angie Kuzel Posted May 29, 2020 7:51 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Toyja’s passing. She was my daughter’s Girl Scout leader and held meeting in my classroom after school. She always told me that getting up in front of people made her so nervous that she wouldn’t be able to eat the day of the meeting yet she did it anyway for years because that was the kind of person she was. She was so selfless. My heart breaks for her family. Sending lots of prayers for you all. Rest In Peace Toyja!

  • mindy brincefield Posted May 31, 2020 10:14 am

    Toyja was a great sister, I will miss her dearly. My boys will definitely be missing out on her wonderfulness and caring Aunt she would have been for them. The best I will be able to do is share her stories, love and compassion for life and family traditions. She will be missed greatly. Love and miss you forever, Mindy

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