Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sally Ann Riley

Riley, Sally Ann age 76, of Eden Prairie, formerly of Duluth, MN, on January 13, 2009. Preceded in death by husband, Richard; parents, Hans & Ilse Deckert. Survived by daughters, Allyson (Joseph) Debes and Robyn Riley; son, Douglas (Janet) Riley; grandchildren, Matthew Houck and Angela Riley; sister, Mary Ellen (William E.) Riley; niece, Jill Bachle and nephew, Christopher Riley. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Assoc. or Fairview Hospice. Special thanks to the staff at Clare Bridge, Eden Prairie, Fairview Hospice and LivHome. Memorial service 11 AM Saturday, Jan. 17, with visitation one hour prior to service, all at: Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Road (1 blk N of Hwy 5)

8 comments:

J said...

She was a beautiful lady. There's nothing I can say to ease your grief. She's no longer suffering and she now has her dignity back.
((((HUGS)))) Robyn my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Annie said...

Thinking of you!

Lori1955 said...

Beautiful picture. I'm sure right now, the best you can do is to put one foot in front of the other. I pray that you can find some peace.

~Betsy said...

I also pray you find peace, Robyn. This disease takes us on such a horrendously long journey. I really hope you can find some time for yourself to relax. You've done the best you could and I know your mom is smiling down on you and is grateful for the unrelenting love and respect you showed her. Hang in there. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts as you go through the funeral.

Lily said...

That's a lovely photo, a perfect choice for remembering your mum.

Annie said...

I've been thinking of you all day, Robyn. Just wanted you to know that.

nancy said...

robyn,
i am SO sorry for your loss. i have been out of town for the past week plus and did not have access to the internet. i wish i had been able to provide some support to you in your final journey with your mom.

please know that i strongly believe that your mom knew you were there for her and helping her with her final steps.

i'm glad your sister was able to be with you both at the end. please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

be patient with yourself as you begin your life without your mom. a huge void is there, but also one with many wonderful memories that you can carry with you forever.

thinking of you and sending many ((((hugs)))))

Cinnamin said...

Beautiful. Thinking of you Robyn.