Marion Otis Riley
May 17, 1925 – March 2, 2012
Funeral services for Marion Otis Riley of Basin will be held Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at the LDS Church of Greybull/Basin. A viewing will be held at Atwood Family Chapel Friday, March 9 from 2-7 p.m. Mr. Riley, 86, died March 2 at St. Vincent Healthcare Hospital in Billings, Mont.
Marion was born May 17, 1925, in Burlington, the son of Thomas Earl and Viola Ruth Griffin Riley. He grew up and received his schooling in Burlington.
Marion served in the United States Army during World War II, beginning active duty on Sept. 26, 1944. He was honorably discharged June 28, 1949.
Marion married Betty Ellen Ainslie July 10, 1944, in Red Lodge, Mont. The couple had seven children. Betty died Oct. 14, 2006.
Marion was a hard worker and enjoyed farming and mechanics. He was a truck driver for Feusner Dairy for two years, Gordon Refinery for seven years, Sweetheart Bakery seven years, Wyo-Ben 13 years, G-K Construction 10 years and Puregro for two years. He worked for Tri-County Telephone for three years before he retired.
Marion married Dorothy Allen Feb. 14, 2009, at the LDS Church.
He was a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed playing cards, bingo and gardening.
His parents, wife Betty, grandson Billy and brother Alvin Riley preceded him in death.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Orville and Dee Riley of Townsend, Mont., Carolyn Lewis of Bristol, Va., Ken and Karen Riley of Rapid City, S.D., Bob and Mary Riley of Riverton, Bruce and Jeanie Riley of Kalispell, Mont., Don and Nancy Riley of Basin and Jack and Joyce Riley of Cheyenne; step-children Kengie Hilton of Cedar Hills, Utah, Marlin Jones of Emblem, Kalyn Jones of West Jordan, Utah, Lennis Jones of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Shelley Peterson of Pryor, Mont.; step-daughter-in-law Susie Jones of Logandale, Nev.; two sisters, Marjorie Harkin of Cody and Florence Nordoff of Redding, Calif.; three brothers, Tom Riley of Ralston and Stan Riley and Vernon Riley, both of Cody; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; 32 step-grandchildren, and 51 step-great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Burlington cemetery.