V. Lorraine Pope Riley1933 ~ 2011V. Lorraine Pope Riley, our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at her home in Bountiful on Thursday, October 13, 2011, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Although she began a career as a secretary in a law office, she loved nothing more than being a homemaker and spending time with family, and was a caring friend to many. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially her husband of 60 years.Lorraine was born on June 3, 1933, in Salt Lake City to Harold and Vermilla Beck Pope. On April 12, 1951, she was sealed for time and eternity to the love of her life, Don B Riley, in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a member of the LDS Church, she was active in many capacities, especially music, and enjoyed the life-long relationships she found there.Lorraine was an extraordinary piano and organ player, and shared her gift for decades at the Temple, in her church and community, and with the hundreds of music students she taught over the years. She would keep in touch with these young people as they went on missions, married, and had children. She lived life to the fullest, enjoying camping in the Uintahs in the summer when her children were young, and spending weeks in St. George during the cold winter months later.Lorraine was an avid softball fan for many years, watching her daughter Robyn play and cheering for her on the U of U team. She loved going to musicals, enthusiastically supporting the BYU Cougars and the Utah Jazz, playing bridge, reading, associating with Altiora, and traveling. She and her husband were able to visit many wonderful places, and she enjoyed seeing the world and meeting new people. She is survived by her loving husband Don, her son Patrick (Virginia) Riley; her daughters Lynette Riley and Robyn (Cara Solimeno) Riley; her three grandchildren Thomas Riley, Kelly (Ryan) Rogerson, and Catherine Riley; as well as her brother Ron (Sydna) Pope and sister Jeannine Parrish. She was preceded in death by her son Michael Pope Riley, her parents, and her sister Claudia Pope.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 18, at 12:00 noon at Bountiful 18th Ward, 165 S. 1000 E., Bountiful. A viewing will be held on Monday evening, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main, Bountiful, as well as at the church from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, just prior to funeral services. Interment will be in the Bountiful City Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Utah Hospice Specialists for their kindness and care, and the many friends and neighbors who helped them through this difficult time. Messages and tributes to the family can be posted at firstname.lastname@example.org, which also includes a link to make donations in Lorraine's name to Huntsman Cancer Institute. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com.
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