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Fashion designer

Anita Riggs Sampels, American former fashion designer.


Sampels, Anita Riggs was born on January 20, 1938 in Hastings, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Ray S. and Marie (Satterfield) Riggs.


AB, Monticello College, 1959.


Assistant fashion show coordinator Stix, Baer & Fuller, St. Louis, 1958-1959. Coordinator children and teen fashion show Titche-Goettinger, Dallas, 1959-1960.


President junior group Dallas Fine Arts Study Group, 1968-1969, Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, 1972-1973, Friends of the Degolyer Estate, 1981-1982. Chairman Fashions for Fun Dallas Federation Women's Club, 1968, 69, women's activites Texas State Bar Convention, Dallas, 1971, program Dallas Theater Center, also member chairman. Active Park Cities History Society, Opera Action.

Board directors Dallas Lawyers' Wives Foundation. Board trustees Dallas Symphony Orchestra Association. Member The Crystal Ball Committee, Dallas Ballet Women's Committee.

Teacher Vacation Bible School. Member Dallas Lawyers' Wives Club, Inc. (president 1980-1981), Monticello Alumni Association, Kappa Alpha Theta, Les Femmes du Monde.

Clubs: Bent Tree, Willow Bend Polo and Hunt.


  • Other Interests

    Music, fashion, horses.


Married Merlyn D. Sampels, April 20, 1960. Children: Tracey L., Stephanie A., Stuart R.

Ray S. Riggs

Marie (Satterfield) Riggs

Merlyn D. Sampels

Tracey L. Sampels

Stephanie A. Sampels

Stuart R. Sampels