Riley, Wanda

Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness.

She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended a beauty school in Clovis.

She married F.C. Riley on Sept. 10, 1949, in Clovis. They made their home at the Riley Ranch south of Taiban in 1949. She worked as a waitress, baby-sitter, and in the laundry department of a nursing home for several years.

Family said she loved living on the ranch and caring for her pet animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Albert, Johnny and Freddy; and three sisters, Permalia, Doris and Albertina.

She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Becky Melton of Fort Sumner; Katherine Dewbre (and husband, Bill) of Rio Rancho and Margaret York (Stanley) of Amarillo; a sister, Mary Haws (Alfred) of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Ray Melton (Karen) and Stanley York (Grace); two great-grandsons, Frederice Clarence York and Reese Melton.

Anna Teeter will officiate services.

Burial will follow at Blanco Cemetery south of Taiban.

Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner.