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Vada Riley

February 26, 1934 — December 29, 2023

Vada Riley

February 26, 1934 — December 29, 2023

Vada Riley, 89, born on February 26, 1934, in Asher, AR, United States, passed away December 29, 2023. She resided in Chandler, AZ at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Lawn, Covina Hills, CA.

Vada is survived by her daughters Melody Grosskopf of Chino Hills, CA,(Son in law Steven), and Valerie Duana True of Chandler, AZ. Vada also had five grandchildren, Justin Grosskopf of Littleton, CO, Taylor Grosskopf of Chino Hills, CA, Shannon Fox Van Dyke of Ione, WA, Kenneth True,Jr of Chandler, AZ, and Stephanie True of Tucson, AZ. Vada was also the proud great grandmother of Denver Grosskopf of Littleton, CO and Riley Marie Van Dyke of Ione, WA.

Vada was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 28 years Duane E. Riley, daughter Rhonda Riley Fox, of Anchorage, AK, and grandson Kevin Fox, Anchorage, AK. Also preceding Vada were her parents Clyde and Callie Hankins of Wenatchee, WA, and sisters Nadine Scheibler and Barbara Franklin.

Vada was employed as a Retail Clerk, and retired from Retail Clerks Union, Local 1428, in Claremont, CA.

Upon Retirement Vada traveled the world with friends, and enjoyed needlework, and reading. Most of all Vada loved spending time with her family. She attended the births of all of her grandchildren, as well as their graduations. Vada loved to gather the family together for holidays and special occasions at her home in Diamond Bar, CA where she lived for 36 years.

We miss our Mom and Grandma dearly, but she will live on in our memory and will live in our hearts forever.


Donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.





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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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