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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 6:26 am

Alton K. Briggs passed away April 11, 2013. Alton was born March 26, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas to Archibald King and Emily Ruth Rambie Briggs.

He grew up in San Antonio and lived most of his adult life in Austin. He earned a BA in Latin American Studies and a MA in Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. He worked for the Texas Parks and wildlife Dept., the Texas Antiquities Committee, and acting Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. He reviewed more than 20,000 projects for their potential impact on cultural resources. Alton created his archeological investigation business, Lonestar Archeological Services, and was a consulting archeologist for more than 25 years.

Alton will be greatly missed by his wife, Jane Doss Briggs. Alton is survived by his son, Evan Andrew Briggs of Austin and his daughter, Dea Celeste Briggs of Colorado, from a prior marriage. Also surviving are, brothers George Briggs (Betty) of Arlington, TX and Rambie (Fran) Briggs of Lago Vista, TX; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Alton’s life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Rockport, TX on Tuesday, April, 16 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Laura Becker presiding.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society and Adoption Center of Rockport-Fulton in honor of his favorite dog, Guadalupe, the Australian Shepherd; or M.D. Anderson Hospital Targeted Therapy programs.

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