Daughter-in-law of senator Bernie Sanders Raine Riggs passed away on 5th October 2019. She was 46 years of age.
Raine’s obituary on Lee & Martin Funeral Home cited cancer as the cause of death.
Two days before her untimely death, Raine was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer. Back in mid-September 2019, she was rushed to hospital for mysteriously falling ill.
On the same day that Raine passed away, Bernie Sanders had returned home to recover from heart-attack. While campaigning in Vegas, the 2020 presidential hopeful had suffered severe chest pains.
Sources close to the Sanders family shared that Raine’s funeral would be held privately no public visitation.
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Married, Husband & Kids
At the time of her passing, Raine Riggs was survived by her husband Levi Sanders and their three kids: Sunnee, Ryleigh, and Grayson.
Raine first met Levi while volunteering at a Vermont-based emergency food shelter. After dating for years, she and Levi got engaged before finally getting married.
All of Raine and husband Levi’s three kids were adopted from China.
Wiki, Parents & Education
Raine Riggs was born to biological parents Richard Riggs and Rinda Yukevich Riggs on 23rd December 1972.
More about her family: she grew up alongside sister Renee Riggs in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.
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Academically gifted Raine graduated high school as the valedictorian of her class. For college, she attended American University.
Having earned her psychology degree from there, Raine joined Harvard University and Brown University. She would eventually earn her master’s degree in clinical sleep medicine and geriatric neuropsychology from the same.
For her doctorate, Raine attended the University of Vermont.
Job Plus Net Worth
A former co-director of Behavioral Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, Raine Riggs was also a recipient of the National Institute of Health award.
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Her job title enlisted Raine as a successful neuropsychologist. In truth, she was more of a humanitarian. Her volunteer works with pediatric hospice and during the 9/11 terrorist attack are well documented.
As the owner of Windsor, Vermont-based “Riggs Geriatric Psychology,” Raine owned a six-figure net worth at the time of her death.
Last modified: October 9, 2019