Obituary of Donald W Riley
Donald William Riley, 87, of Hugo passed away April 25, 2019 at
Don, the second of six children, was born February 10, 1932 in Gove County, Kansas to parents Omer Riley and Edrie (Summers) (Riley) Oster. He spent his formative years in Hugo and attended school through the 8th grade. He joined the Army in 1949 and served in
Don worked for the Union Pacific railroad for many years, living in the Pacific Northwest for a time before returning to
In his free time, Don devoted himself to working on his large garden, going hunting and fishing, attending local auctions, and gambling. Don also loved acquiring “toys,” going so far as to build a garage he called “the Toy Box” across from his house. He spent a lot of his time building things in his woodshop and workshop, and was adept at many different trades. He was a lifelong member of the VFW, Joe Will Post 6612 and of the Methodist church.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Omer Riley and Edrie Oster, his stepfather William Oster, and three siblings: Patricia White, James Riley and Maxine Zollinger. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Riley; son David Riley of Hugo, CO; son Charles (Rebecca) Riley of Phoenix, AZ; daughter Linda Blevins of Hugo, CO; son Ronald (Carla) of Canon City, CO; grandchildren Lani Blevins of Hugo, CO, Benjamin Blevins (Tara) of Dundee, MI, Brandon Riley (Sheena) of Pueblo West, CO, Jessica Riley of Fountain, CO, Christopher Riley of Clinton, MO, Robert Riley of Phoenix, AZ and John Riley of Phoenix, AZ, as well as five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Elizabeth Jane Hoyt and Virginia Chaffin, both of
Burial will be held graveside at
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