Ann T. Piggott – November 17, 2012

Ann T. Piggott, 89, of Amarillo died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jo Roberts Mann officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Piggott was born on Jan. 18, 1923, in Washington, D.C. to Francis and Frances Tingley.  Her family moved to New Jersey and she graduated in 1940 from Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. Throughout her life she took courses from many colleges and universities depending on where she was living at the time. In 1972, she obtained a BS degree in Aviation Education from Oklahoma State University.
She married Robert G. Piggott in January 1947. Robert served in the U.S. Air Force and held many jobs as a flight engineer for various large aircraft. He died in a tragic accident in February 1959, while working as a test pilot for Piper Aircraft.
Mrs. Piggott had an illustrious career in aviation. She held a Gold Seal Instructor Rating with Flight and Ground School Instructor Ratings. For many years she taught at Tradewind Airport in Amarillo, preparing students for flight and written exams.
She was a member of the 99er’s, an international organization of women pilots, the OSU Flying Aggies and the Silver Wings. In 1960, she was the recipient of the Amelia Earhart Scholarship. In addition, she was a member of the National Association of Flight Instructors and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with fellow pilots at the Blue Sky Airport and taking painting classes. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Robert Piggott.
Survivors include a her children, Sue Anderson of Sisters, Oregon, James Piggott of Amarillo, Thomas Piggott of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and Cory Newton of Palestine, Texas; a brother-in-law, Bill Piggott of Palm Springs, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105.
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