1948 ~ 2016
Frederick Martin Riley, age 68, passed away April 30, 2016 in Draper, UT. He was born April 25, 1948 in Rock Springs, WY to Derall Page Riley and Melba Louise Botero. He married his sweetheart, Sharyn McElroy in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 19, 1968.
Fred's greatest joy in life was his family, followed closely by racquetball and fly-fishing. He served as an LDS Branch President in Gunnison, CO., an LDS bishop in Arvada, CO., and again as a bishop in Auburn, WA. Recently, Fred had the privilege to teach a Sunday school class of the best ever teenagers.
Fred served as Commissioner of LDS Family Services from 1996 until 2008. He then managed special projects for LDS Humanitarian Services doing development and strategic planning for community and health services, including a multi-national immunization program. Additionally, he was honored to serve on the boards of many nonprofits, including United Way of Salt Lake, The Utah Foster Care Foundation, Prevent Child Abuse Utah and Prevent Child Abuse America, The National Council for Adoption (from which he received the Adoption Hall of Fame award) and The U.S. Department of Justice Task Force Against Domestic Violence.
Fred is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharyn, as well as: son Travis (Teresa); daughter Liesl; son Fred R. (Amy); son Jaren (Jessie) and son Seth (Joni), as well as fourteen grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., at Draper Utah South Mountain Stake Center, 1911 E. Gray Fox Dr., Draper, UT with a viewing from 10:30-11:45am at the church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting larkinmortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Council for Adoption may be made to Deseret First Credit Union Account #755144731, or to Prevent Child Abuse America at Deseret First Credit Union Account #755144757. Please make checks payable to Deseret First Credit Union with those account numbers.
Published by Deseret News from May 3 to May 4, 2016.