Glenda May Riley

Glenda May Riley

1946-2020Obit & Folders

Glenda May Ayers Riley, 74, of Del City, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020. Glenda was born in Oakland, California on August 2, 1946, to Glen Vance Ayers and Oleta May Stamps Ayers. Glenda was a survivor of the Murrah building bombing in 1995. Graduated from Yukon High School and was a long time resident of Yukon, Oklahoma. She retired from the Department Housing and Urban Development. Glenda was an awesome single mother that always put her children first. She will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved her.

Glenda was preceded in death by her father, Glen Vance Ayers

She leaves to cherish her memory her significant other; Delbert Hill of Del City, son; Ross Riley and wife, Vickie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and daughter; Valerie Davis and husband, Christin of Mount Vernon, Illinois, mother; Oleta May Ayers of Edmond, Oklahoma, siblings; Nellie Ayers Sizemore of Edmond, Oklahoma, Dale Ayers and wife, Susan of Edmond, Oklahoma, Ruth Wire and husband, Jimmie of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and G.V Ayers and wife, Sara of California, grandchildren; Jameson Riley and wife, Sabrina, Ian Riley and wife, Cassidy, Duncan Riley and Brewster Davis, and a host of nieces, and nephews.

A visitation for Glenda will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma, beginning at 12:00 PM and lasting until 8:00 PM.

In Lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6601 Broadway Ext, Suite 120, Oklahoma City, OK 73116 or the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, 620 N. Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

11 thoughts on “Glenda May Riley”

  1. Ross and Valerie,

    I am so sorry for your loss! Your mother was a treasure! I will miss her greatly, while cherishing my memories. I loved her so much, along with you both as well. She loved all her family and spoke fondly of all her siblings, and nieces and nephews. You both are lucky to have such a huge family to turn to for support. And then there is Delbert… what would she have done with him.

    Thank you for sharing her with me.


    1. Ross and Valerie,

      I remember your mother as an extremely kind and thoughtful ray and of light at HUD. She always had a smile and such a sweet, loving, caring heart. I feel so fortunate to have worked with Glenda and to have been able to call her my friend. I am a better person for having known her!!

      Thinking of you during this difficult time and will keep your family in my prayers.

      God Bless,

  2. Dennis & Pat Z.

    So sorry to hear of Glenda passing on. She was a very special woman and beautiful inside and outside!! We had a long visit with her at McDonald’s when she was in Yukon a couple of years ago. Know she was proud of her children and grandchildren. Our love to all of you.

    Dennis & Pat Z.

  3. Donna Murry

    Ross and Valerie and families:
    We were sorry to hear of your mother’s death. We remember her in times in Yukon and her support of both of you and all those involved the high school drama department. She always had that smile and greeted all with it. She was a very special person. May God bring you peace.

    Donna & Bob Murry

  4. Ross and Valerie…I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Glenda was a great lady that I was privileged to work with and call friend. So was always so very proud of both of you and we all felt like a part of your life.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ??

    Rest In Peace Glenda ❤️

    Sonja Key

  5. Carol Beranek

    I am so saddened to hear of Glendas passing; however, I am happy for HER! She struggled mightily after the Bombing and in recent years was tormented with Alzheimer’s! It is very sad for those of us left on this earth, but SHE attained her ultimate goal.

    Gods comfort to all her family and friends ?❤️

  6. Bob Loudermilk

    May the Lord bless all of you during this time with the passing of Glenda. You are a wonderful, strong family and I love you all.

  7. Ross and Valarie, your mom was a wonderful lady and I thought a lot of her. I am sorry that I did not keep up with her after we left HUD. May God bless you and your families. I know how proud your mom was of each and every one of you.

  8. Ross and Valerie

    So sorry to hear of Glendas passing, She was a great friend and co worker. Love you all

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