Dorilyn Riebe

March 15, 1937April 28, 2014

77, passed away peacefully in Denver, Colorado. Born March 15, 1937 in Denver, Colorado to Archibald and Dorothy Rankin. She is survived by her loving family; husband Jimmie C. Riebe, sons Scott (Melissa) Riebe, and Steve (Suzie) Riebe, daughters Paige (Francine Halamicek) Wiley, and Tara (Guy) Clements, grandchildren; Ambre Wiley, Kylie Riebe, Coleman Riebe, and Conner Riebe. Dorilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Archibald and Dorothy, and a sister Jean Rodgers.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10am in the Pavilion of Reflection located on the grounds of Olinger Crown Hill in Wheat Ridge. Interment will follow at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dorilyn's name to the charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 3, 2014

Dorilyn Riebe

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Penny Ann Carlisle

September 11, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I was not aware that Dori had passed away. She was such a fun and caring person. Penny Ann Carlisle

Kristin Smalley

May 3, 2014

"Hi darling, what's the scoop?", is just one of the loving memories I have of my Auntie Dory. It's the greeting I expected every time I saw her. Auntie loved being "in the know" with us girls' secrets. The thing is, what we thought was some juicy scoop, always turned out to be info she already knew. I loved my Auntie for her fun side and off the wall humor. We shared so many laughs through the years, including an antique shopping trip where she fashionably "modeled" my feather hat treasure and wore it "gracefully" until it was time for me to pay. Another top memory includes my sister and I staying with her for the weekend when we were kids. She taught us how to make grilled cheese with bean and bacon soup. Delicious yes, but what came after was the highlight of our visit. We indulged in Bon Bon ice cream treats in her bed, while watching TV and doing our nails (which she always had perfectly painted). It's a moment my sister and I still talk about to this day and definitely a meal we still enjoy. Holidays, brunches, lunches, dinners, birthdays and a "Montezuma Revenge" cruise together all bring me comforting thoughts during this sad time. It is these and countless other memories of my Auntie Dory, that will always keep her close to my heart and never forgotten. Sending Peace, Love and Hugs to All.

Robyn Phillips

May 2, 2014

Jim & Family,

So sorry for your loss. I was just thinking about Dorilyn the other day. I bought a glass juice thingy to squeeze out lemons when she had a garage sale years ago. I was remembering what a hoot she was! I can still see her twinkly eyes and how she loved to laugh. She was always looking for fun, and I know my mom and dad (Robin & Jon Farry) had lots of fun with you guys "back in the day". She had such a sparkly personality, and I know you will miss her. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Carrie Kennedy

May 2, 2014

I will miss you very much Dory. You and Jim always treated me like a daughter and opened your home to me. Your daughter Tara is my best friend and without you moving to Westminster all those years ago I may have never found her or you. Thank you for all the childhood memories, for making me stand-up straight, and correcting my English when needed. I am a better woman for having had you in my life. We had a lot of fun too! All my love to you and your family.

Will and Donna Fleming

May 1, 2014

Will and I will miss our dinners out with you and Jim, the great conversations, your company and your beautiful smile! We will miss you Dory!

Marie Turner

May 1, 2014

The Lady with the Sparkling Blue eyes and a Love for her Family & Friends , that never ended . I will " Miss you Dearly" my friend !

Parker Brown

May 1, 2014

I love you Dori. You were my best friend, My guidance and my hero. Thanks for everything you always did for me. I really truly miss you. I love you