Elizabeth "Libby" Dungan
1922 - 2021
Simpson Funeral Home
5160 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA
Celebration of Life
Nov, 29 2021
Second Presbyterian Church
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Elizabeth "Libby" Dungan

October 23, 1922 - November 20, 2021

Elizabeth "Libby" Adeline Garrett Riley Dungan of Roanoke, Virginia, was born in Roanoke, Va., on October 23, 1922, and died on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the age of 99.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, James Garrett and Bessie Carmen Bilbo of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Mary Ann Garrett; dear daughter, Mary Bess Riley Jordan; and husbands, Howard Vandergriff Riley and Patrick Dungan.

She is survived by her son, Van Riley of Roanoke, Va.; daughter, Charlotte Riley Carlson of Santa Rosa, Calif.; her stepson, Billy and Nancy Coleman and family of St. Thomas, Ontario Canada; her sister, Betty Lou and Earl Atwood of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Roxanne Riley of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Rachael Riley of Seattle, Washington, and Beth Wray of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two great-grandchildren, Megan Wray of Charlotte, N.C., and Mary Katherine Wray of New Bern, N.C.

Libby was loved deeply by her family and close friends. She was an outstanding mother who always provided love, guidance, and passion in raising her children and grandchildren. She belonged to multiple bridge clubs, volunteered in her churches - The Second Presbyterian Church (as well as Oakland Baptist Church and Virginia Heights Church) and was active in her high school sorority, Phi Chi Psi Sorority. She was a shining star to her friends and was an extremely giving lady, with a contagious laugh. She worked in the Bookstore and Treasury office of Hollins University for decades and helped many students as a typing expert for master and doctorate papers. She was an excellent cook and entertainer, always opening her door to numerous friends and families for a great meal and holiday parties.

A Celebration of Libby's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021, at Second Presbyterian Church, 214 Mountain Ave. SW. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Donation gifts may be sent in loving memory of Libby Dungan to Hollins University c/o The Development Office, P.O. Box 9629, 7196 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020, or Second Presbyterian Church, 214 Mountain Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016.

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5160 Peters Creek Rd., NW
Published by Roanoke Times on Nov. 26, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
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This is a postscript from my earlier post.....something I remembered that I shared with Libby. She always got TONS of catalogs in the mail because she loved to order stuff from them, and she knew I loved looking at them. So when Van and I would come to visit, she would always have a big stack of them for me to look at. I can remember sitting around the kitchen table with her looking through them and showing her the things I loved and turning the corner down on those pages. Libby and I were often the first ones up, and we would share a cup of coffee or two in the kitchen and catch up....I remember those times and it makes me feel good. What a special person she was. OXs
Lynne Riley
November 27, 2021
A lovely and generous soul who treated her friends and community with kindness and care. Lucky to have known her. Sympathy to her loved ones.
Sally Gravely
November 26, 2021
I am so lucky to have had Nana in my life, she was the best grandmother. I will always remember growing up going to her house and every morning waking up and making fresh squeezed orange juice and then going out and feeding the birds in the yard. She was the best cook and always have the most fun holiday celebrations. She will be greatly missed, love you Nana! Roxanne
Roxanne Riley
November 26, 2021
Libby was a part of my life for many years. She was an amazing mother and friend who was loved by everyone she touched. I have so many fond memories of her and the warmth that surrounded her. She was always have a special place in my heart. Libby...we love you OXOXOXs Lynne
Lynne Riley
November 26, 2021
Libbie is certainly up in heaven enjoying a game of bridge with our mother Sue Davis. Prayers to the family, the Davis sisters.
The Davis Sisters
November 26, 2021
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