Warren Riley

Obituary of Warren Thomas Riley

Warren Thomas Riley joined his heavenly father February 5, 2024, at the age of 89. God blessed Warren's faithfulness and allowed him to live independently on his property until his last day. Warren was born January 11, 1935, to Clement Thomas Riley (born December 5, 1887) and Alice Marie Warren Riley (born February 18, 1893) at Rideout Hospital in Marysville, California. At a very early age, Warren chose to follow in his father's footsteps as a third generation farmer, embarking upon a career which would span 60 years. Warren Riley was known as a very kind, genuine, humble, and extremely well-organized farmer. He raised 13 different types of crops before setting his focus on growing rice and prunes. In addition to farming, he served his country in the Army National Guard for 6 years as a Staff Sergeant and sharpshooter. He also served his community as a Trustee of the Live Oak Unified School district for 17 years. Warren will be remembered most for the Godly characteristics he embodied. His integrity and faithfulness to God and his family were remarkable. With his charm he could light up the room. Those who knew him best appreciated the sensitivity, love, sense of humor, and patience he expressed. Warren was a wonderful husband to his wife Dolores - always considerate, kind, and expressing his love toward her. Their partnership, mutual respect, and admiration for each other was truly extraordinary. Warren was undoubtedly an amazing father. He fully supported his children to follow their dreams and career paths. Warren was an incredible grandfather, taking an active interest in the well-being of his grandchildren and regularly expressing how proud he was of them. He absolutely loved dropping by his friends homes after church to visit and catch up with them. Warren was predeceased by his parents, Clement Thomas Riley and Alice Marie Warren Riley; his wife, Dolores Orma Riley; and his brother, Raymond Riley. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Marie Rosecrantz (John) and Julie Ann Adelman (Aaron); and his son, Timothy Warren Riley (Mary Ann). Warren is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Danny Rosecrantz, Tori Rosecrantz, Jacob Adelman, Sarah Adelman, and Rebekah Adelman, Tyler Riley, Bryce Riley. Warren's Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 11:00 am at the Hope Point Nazarene Church, 600 N George Washington Blvd., Yuba City CA 95993. Warren and Dolores Riley were instrumental in establishing the "Lunch Bunch" (501c3) over 40 years ago. This venture is an outreach to Live Oak High School students where Christ's love and a Biblical message is shared along with great food weekly. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a tax-deductible donation payable to Lunch Bunch, C/O Bob Woten, 9412 N St., Live Oak, California 95953.

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