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Information for Bill E. Riley

9 September 1930 - 4 September 1995

From The Idaho Statesman

September 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Bill Riggs

Bill E. Riley, 64, of Nampa, passed away Monday, September 4, 1995, at a Nampa hospital of a sudden heart attack.  Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 1995, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  C.J. "Tom" Cotner, a friend, will officiate.  Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Bill E. Riley was born on September 9, 1930, at Wilburton, Oklahoma, to Vea J. and Ruby Abner Riley.  He was reared and educated in Oklahoma.  After his schooling he entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Korean Service Medal, W/2 Bronze Service Star, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  He was honorably discharged and returned to Oklahoma where he worked in construction, on the pipeline and also for the Coors Dist. Co.
    He later moved to Idaho where he married Carylen Loewen on July 27, 1974, and they made their home in the Nampa area.  Bill worked for Elmer Tiegs and Maurice Clements in their farming operation for several years.  He then became Water Master over the Reynolds Creek area.  He later retired, and they have resided in Nampa since.
    Bill is survived by his wife, Carylen of 22 years; 1 son, John Riley, Blackwell, Oklahoma; 4 daughters, Diana Cook, Ponca City, Oklahoma, Linda Epperson, Blackwell, Oklahoma, Shari Clark, Stroud, Oklahoma, Sandra (Mrs. Chuck) Wallinga, Kuna; and 13 grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 stepsons, Kent and Randy Loewen.


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