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Mary Maule Riley

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November 21, 1931 - May 13, 2015 Educator and bookseller Mary Maule Riley passed away peacefully on May 13, 2015, after a brief illness. Born in Pasadena, she attended Westridge School for Girls and the University of New Mexico, where she married Albuquerquean Howard Riley. She was a schoolteacher for the Monrovia Unified School District for more than 40 years, primarily at Bradoaks Elementary School. She received a Masters Degree in Education from Whittier College. In 1990, she opened BOOK'em Mysteries in South Pasadena with her partner, and husband, Barry Martin. She is survived by her husband, his two sons, Jay and Eric Martin, Eric's son Jack, and her daughter, Peggy Riley. She will be inurned at Mountain View Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund, of which she served as Chairman: CalRTA Division 71 Scholarship Fund PO Box1133 Temple City, CA 91780
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 20, 2015
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