Walter Edward Riley (1934 - 2013)

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Walter Edward Riley
1934 - 2013


Walter Edward Riley, passed away peacefully at his home in Meadow Vista January 16, 2013 surrounded by family and close friends.
Walter was born in Detroit Mich., in 1934, before moving to California in 1945. He served in the army, navy, and was a graduate of Sac State. Walter co-founded and operated Lynn-Edwards Wholesale Office Supply for over 30 years, before owning and operating Cowdery's Blank Legal Forms Company.
Walter was a respected member of the Auburn Rotary, and received the Paul Harris Fellow award and was Rotarian of the year for '06-'07. Always quick with a joke, he was a dedicated and loyal friend, and known for his integrity and large heart.
He is survived by his wife Molly; daughter, Marti Nichols (Ryan); son, Ian (Michelle); grandsons, Sean Walter-Edward and Jack Edward; sister, Marilyn; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Nina Chamberlain.
Services will be held January 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran church at 1279 High Street, Auburn, Calif. Donations are asked to be made to Acres of Hope, 17855 Lake Arthur Road, Applegate, CA 95703.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Jan. 23, 2013
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