Francis Riley

Francis Patrick Riley

October 17th, 1938 - December 11th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Francis Riley, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Francis Riley with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Francis Patrick Riley
October 17, 1938 – December 11, 2019
F. Patrick Riley, 81, passed away on December 11, 2019 at Rogue Valley Hospital in Medford, OR with his daughter, Kristine, by his side. Patrick was born on October 17, 1938 to mother Helen Hyacinth Byank and father Frank William Riley in Honesdale, PA. He was raised by his mother Helen, and loving stepfather, Charles Otto Dever in Glenwood Springs, CO. He attended Glenwood Springs High School, Regis High School in Denver, and St. Mary’s in California where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts. He taught French and Spanish and coached several sports at Bishop O’Dowd High School for sixteen years. Later in his career Pat became a member of the Professional Golfers Association and was the golf pro at The Hill in Glenwood Springs and Heather Gardens in Aurora, CO. He also worked as a CNA and, along with his wife Barbara, cared for many elderly individuals in their homebased assisted living business.
Pat married Barbara Gail Smith on Jan 5, 1961 and they were the loving and devoted parents to four boys and seven girls. Pat was a loving father who never ended a phone call or visit without an “I love you.” He encouraged his children to excel in school, music, and sports. He had a very generous heart and was always willing to give to others, even if that included giving a family car to their garbage man who was in need! He loved to run and participated in several marathons. His athleticism, determination, and devotion to his family helped him survive two bouts with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. He was in remission for more than 32 years. Pat was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a deep love and testimony of his Savior, Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his ten children; Michael (Lorna) Riley, Kristine (Paul) Robertson, Gregory (Stephanie) Riley, Sean (Annie) Riley, Jennifer (Jeff) Coalson, Matthew (Carla) Riley, Rebecca (Carlos) Vera, Barbara “Barbie” (Gerrard) Carmichael, Mary Ellen (Shane) Porter, Megan (Ivan) Harper, 41 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, sister Mary Ellen Davis, half-sister Dorothy Karhnak, half-brothers; Robert Riley and Patrick Riley, and step-brothers Chuck Dever and Bert Dever. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, daughter Michelle, nephew Stephen Davis, half-brother Timothy Riley, half-sister Jerry Dever, and his parents. We will miss him dearly but find peace in knowing that he is with his sweetheart for eternity.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glenwood Springs, CO on Saturday December 21, 2019. 409 29th St. A viewing will be that morning from 9:30 – 10:40 am. Services will be under the direction of Farnum Holt Funeral Home.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Francis Patrick Riley, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday December 21st, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:45am
    When
    Saturday December 21st, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
    Location
    Glenwood Springs, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    Address
    409 29th Street
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO 81601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday December 21st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday December 21st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Glenwood Springs, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    Address
    409 29th Street
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO 81601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Rosebud Cemetery
    Address
    Glenwood
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Francis here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
The Chuck Green Family sent flowers to the family of Francis Patrick Riley.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
TF

The Chuck Green Family

Posted at 08:53am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories you have carry you through this difficult time.
Flower Image

The Chuck Green Family purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Francis Riley. Send Flowers

HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 12:10am
With sympathy from: The Coalson family and granddaughter Haleigh
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased and a memorial tree planted for the family of Francis Riley. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album