Patricia Riley, born in Alexandria, Scotland, passed away in Colorado Springs after a long fight with breast cancer|
Everyone dies, but not everyone lives. Tricia lived. She lived life to the fullest. From driving a cab in New Jersey to being a flight attendant and later, a deputy sheriff, to learning to drive an 18 wheeler truck, she wasn't the typical girl next door. Tricia had a tough exterior- she was not a person you would put on speaker during a phone conversation. But beneath her tough exterior was a warm heart that could melt you down like ice cream in the summer sun. She was especially a sucker for cute puppies.
She is survived by her husband James and several siblings and relatives in Scotland and New Jersey.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at Open Bible Baptist Church, 824 S Union Ave at 3 P.M.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Patricia Riley Memorial Account (626417-00) at Ent Federal Credit Union.
Published in The Gazette on Nov. 23, 2013