Sharon Lee Riley

October 1942 ~ December 2020

About the Service

The family is choosing to remember Sharon in a way that will honor her spirt when it is safe for everyone to gather and share stories.

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 spirt when it is safe for everyone to gather and share stories.

Please share your memories and condolence below.


Remembrances

  1. Is this Mrs. Riley from John Muir Elementary? It looks just like her. I will forever remember her. It is because of her that I became a teacher. I was in her 3rd grade class in 1986-87. She loved us so much! I remember her teaching us to bake bread. We would make it right in class and then she had a countertop oven that she would bake it in. Even now when I smell bread baking, it takes me back! She taught us how to make flowers using tissue paper and the end of our pencil and I remember her making such a big deal about how mine looked just like gladiolas and her showing my mom. I think my mom STILL has the artwork. Thank you for sharing her with us. She made an impact for sure!

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