Marijean ‘Jeanie’ Riley


Marijean “Jeanie” Riley passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 5. Born July 22, 1967, in Wichita Falls, Texas, she moved to Pagosa Springs at the age of 10. Since then, she has been a lifelong resident of Pagosa Springs, raising two kids in the beautiful mountain town.
Known for her amazing work ethic, she worked at various establishments throughout her life, leaving her mark on those she worked with. With a sharp, unique sense of humor and one of the kindest hearts, she made friends at any job she worked.
After meeting Wayne Robert “Clarence” Riley, the two fell deeply in love and married in 2005. Their relationship remains a testament to powerful love; their last few days were just as romantic as their first ones. This union also brought Sarah and Eliza Riley into her life, and she accepted them as her own progeny.
She is survived by children Michael and Rose Quintana; step-children Sarah and Eliza (Jaime) Riley; son-in-law Randy Marr; grandchildren Riley and Joby Higgins-Miller, Davian and Kyleah Coss; sister Cathy (Arthur) Villarreal; brother J.A. (Patricia) Maglothin; sister-in-law Lisa (Chris) McKaughn; and innumerable close friends and extended family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Riley, and mother Zona Maglothin.