Sharon Lee Riley
October 1942 ~ December 2020
On December 2, 2020, Sharon Riley got her wings and was reunited with her husband, Miles, among the angels. She was 78 years old.
Born in Oakland CA, Sharon attended California State University Stanislaus and Yuba College where she met her husband of 58 years. She put her career plans on hold to raise a family. After her children were grown, inspired to help others, she earned a degree in education and taught in the Modesto City School District for 21 years.
Sharon’s retirement years revolved around family, friends and church. She wanted others to have the same love for the Lord that she had found. She looked forward to game nights with family, playing Bunco with friends, actively participating in both the First Congregational Church of Salida and online services and bible study with the Durham Community-United Methodist Church.
Her family grieves her loss, but they take comfort knowing that Miles and Sharon are together again. She is survived by her son Todd (Robin), daughter Kelly (Steve), granddaughters Ashley, Caitlin, and Hannah, great grandson Casey, and her sister Maureen.
The family is choosing to remember Sharon in a way that will honor her spirit when it is safe for everyone to gather and share stories.
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