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Carolyn Evelyn Riley

April 15, 1946 — May 8, 2021

Carolyn Riley, age 75, passed away on May 8, 2021.

Carolyn was born in Ranger, TX April 15, 1946 to Fred Matthews Sr. and Ida Evelyn Hare Matthews.

Carolyn married the love of her life James on June 1, 1961. They moved to Trinidad in 1971 and were married for 54 years. During that time she worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years and retired as post master. She was a member of ABWA (American Business Woman's Association) and Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by husband James Riley; father Fred Matthews Sr.; mother Ida Evelyn Hare Matthews; a baby girl; brother Robert Matthews.

She is survived by her son James Riley Jr. and wife Dawn Riley; son John Riley and wife Kim Riley;daughter Tami Riley; son Charles Riley and wife Dana Riley; daughter Bonnie Whiteley and husband Kenneth Whitely; sister Dianne Matthews; brother Fred & Donna Matthews Jr.; sister Jessie & Jimmy Lampin; grandchildren Staci & Brad McGinnes, Christopher & Kamron Riley, Kenneth Richards, Dustin & Linzi Riley, Amanda & Matt Pendergrass, Cody & Katy Riley, Logan & Kalyn Riley, Kelsey & Clayton Shilling, Dylan & Jennifer Riley, Tiffany Riley, Brianna & Cameron Hunter; 19 Great-Grandchildren and 2 on the way.

Pallbearers will be Chris Riley, Cody Riley, Logan Riley, Kenneth Richards, Dustin Riley, Dylan Riley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Matt Pendergrass, Clayton Shilling, and Brad McGinnes.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 14, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Lakeside Baptist Church.

Service for Carolyn Riley will be held on Saturday May 15, 2021, at 3:00 PM at Lakeside Baptist Church with Bro. Floyd Loven officiating. Interment will follow at Trinidad Cemetery.

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Friday, May 14, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Lakeside Baptist Church

4470 TX-274, Trinidad, TX 75163

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