Patricia Anne Riley

December 23, 1930July 8, 2019

Patricia Anne Riley “Pat Riley” was born on December 23, 1930 and passed away on July 8, 2019. Pat Riley was as loving wife and mother of two children, a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother. Pat graduated from Pasadena High School in 1947. Pat worked as a court clerk in Harris County before retiring. She later served as a part-time teacher's aide with the Pasadena ISD. In April of 1948, she married Harry E. Riley. They raised two amazing children, Danny and Deborah.

One thing you can definitely remember Pat for, she loved her city Pasadena and always stood up for what she believed in. Pat served as District E's council member from 1991 to 1999. She served as mayor pro tem from 1998 to 1999, and ran again for the council in 2009 and in 2015. Pat was an active member of the Pasadena Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. Other groups she had been involved in included the Pasadena Historical Society, the Grandmothers Club of Pasadena, and the San Jacinto Day Foundation. Pat was also involved in the Pasadena Rodeo Committee and many fundraisers. She was known for her quick wit, her infectious smile, and her kind and compassionate spirit.

Pat was preceded in death by her father, Andrew David, her mother, Inez and husband Harry E. Riley. She is survived by her two children Deborah Hawkins and Daniel “Danny” Riley, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home with Funeral Service beginning at 12:00 PM in the Grand Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.


  • Daniel Riley
  • Beaux Riley
  • Brayden Hayes
  • Jim Wilburn
  • Wesley Shelton
  • Keith Simmons


  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, July 18, 2019


Patricia Anne Riley

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Chanda Conway

July 19, 2019

Thank you for being so kind and loving to our family ❤️ I will miss your sweet cards on every holiday, birthday and anniversary... but most of all we will miss you!🙏

Love always ♥️
Chanda, Brian and Braylon Conway

Sheryl Taylor

July 15, 2019

Pat was such a wonderful, kind and loving person. My prayers and condolences to the family. I was fortunate to have spent many happy occasions with Pat and Harry. She will be greatly missed!

Sheryl Taylor

David Wiederhold

July 12, 2019

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Pat. She was one of the first to come down the street to our house when my dad passed away. So so sorry 🙏

Pam, Peggy, Dana Manley

July 12, 2019

We are so sad to hear this news. Mr. and Mrs. Riley were very good friends of the family. My mom and dad were very close to them for many years. We thought Mrs. Riley would live forever!!! Every time we would see her, she was dressed to the nines and had that hair done, nails done, and that makeup on! She was a beautiful person! Deborah and Danny, we know you will miss her so!!! With Love, the Manley Girls

Ray P Thompson

July 12, 2019

I was so saddened to learn of Pat's death. Ive known Pat as well as Harry for decades. Some of the most super people I've ever known out of all the politicians in Pasadena though it's very sad for Pat she'll be joining Harry who's been waiting all these years and I know they will be happy together very very sad very upset for the family. With Love and Compassion,
Ray P. Thompson, Webster.

jerry/sharon wiess

July 10, 2019

Pat we are going to miss you so much. You were the last connection to my mom and dad. I remember all the fun you, Harry, dad and mom use to have all those years. Baseball , vacations,rodeo,dances and all the fund raisers. Ya"ll made so much fun. I will always have such great memories. I know Harry,Joe Sam and Virginia will be waiting for you to continue the great fun ya" ll had. We love you so much. I will miss seeing you every week with our little talks. Be sure and give MOM and Dad a big kiss for me.

Gloria Co

July 10, 2019

Pat, you loved this city more than anyone I’ve ever met. We had some really good times when we worked at the courthouse together. I remember riding in the Pasadena rodeo parade with you on a golf cart. Rest In Peace dear friend, and rejoice with Our King in heaven.

Betty Cardenas

July 9, 2019

I will never forget Pat's smile and the way she always hugged everyone. She will be missed. She was loved by so many people. Pat always let you know what she thought, I loved that about her. A tragedy for her family and for all of us. Love you Pat.