Mary Josephine "Josie" Riley


Honored By

Honored by: Riley, James J.
Date submitted: October 24, 2006
Gift: Engraved Paver, Small

Born: 16 December 1942 in Washington, D.C.

Mother to Christine Marie, Gabrielle Anne, Kara Maureen, and James Joseph Jr.

Mary has a Legal Secretary degree from Strayer's College in Washington, D.C. She dedicated her life to the support of her family with emphasis on the striving for excellence in all things. Provided an example of commitment to education and care for all those in society. This was especially demonstrated in overseas assignments with the family in Abu Dhabi, Taiwan, Sudan, The United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait over an 18 year period. Mary provided leadership to development projects in those locations, as well as during times of employment at the University of Arizona.