Frances Ann Riese

July 15, 1940May 4, 2019

Frances Ann Riese, 78, passed away in Baytown, Texas, on May 4, 2019. She was born in Houston, Texas, on July 15, 1940, to the union of Louie Oyer Musick and Lera Frances Robinson.

Ann treasured her education. She grew up and attended school in Baytown. After high school, she graduated from Lee College. She then went on to receive several degrees from Sam Houston State University, Prairie View A&M, and Lamar University. She spent 30+ years teaching, and as a Reading Specialist for Channelview Independent School District. She was a member of Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church for several decades. She enjoyed time reading, going camping, visiting Padre Island, and cooking for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Harold Riese; 1 daughter, Laura Strole Hollaway and partner Rene Breaux; 3 sons, Mark Strole, Charles Riese, Richard Riese and his wife Samantha; grandchildren, Candace Hollaway, Tyler Riese, and Jordan Riese.

A graveside service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, TX. Online memorial tributes may be shared with the family at


  • Harold Riese, Husband of 34 years
  • Laura Strole Hollaway and partner Rene Breaux, Daughter
  • Mark Strole, Charles Riese, Richard Riese and his wife Samantha, Sons
  • Candace Hollaway, Tyler Riese, and Jordan Riese, Grandchildren


  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 11, 2019


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April Riese

May 23, 2019

I have so many wonderful memories of Ann!! I was lucky to have known her 27 years. The luckiest part is that we were each other’s friend!! I have some pictures but will share with Harold and not on this site.

As far as memories go, the best one of her was some of the gifts I got her for her bday last year. I have some pics and a video of her opening the bday card from Blake & I. They were inexpensive gifts but gifts I know she would love and she did. The cheapest one probably was this little kitten stuffed animal. She wanted it with her everywhere that day even for lunch! The way she lit up when she opened the card that happens to actually light up is truly priceless!!!!

I am so glad I have letters and voicemail from her to always know how much she loved me and to still hear it when I need a friend!!

I am so glad I was able to say my goodbyes at the funeral and to see all the family I haven’t seen in awhile.

I love you!!!

God be with you until we meet again!!

April Riese

Janine Schrock

May 13, 2019

I enjoyed visiting with Ann as she helped paint for our Figurine Ministry at Cedar Bayou Grace UMC. She loved her church and God.


May 10, 2019

Ann and I were Reading Specialists at ALICE JOHNSON JUNIOR HIGH in Channelview Texas. It was my 1st teaching position from 1978-1985. Ann and I shared many wonderful challenging humorous teaching experiences and we supported each other in helping our little 'hormone bombs' grow and develop. Ann was a wonderful teacher. I will miss her. May she rest in PEACE.

Jim Barker

May 10, 2019

I worked with Ann for a number of years in Channelview ISD. I was her principal at Alice Johnson Junior High. I appreciated her devotion to our students and her efforts to make them better readers. I look back fondly on our time together at AJJH.