Bernice Jane Terrell Riley


Sept. 28, 1929 – Jan. 3, 2018

CASPER – Bernice Jane Terrell Riley, born Sept. 28, 1929, on a farm southeast of Torrington, passed on Jan. 3, 2018. She was the 12th child of George Terrell and Carrie Jane Bucknole-Terrell. 

She was married to her beloved husband, Robert Edward Riley, on Feb. 6, 1954, in Cheyenne.

Bernice and Bob moved to Casper in 1954. Bernice continued to live in Casper after Bob’s passing until 2015, when she moved to Cheyenne to be closer to her daughter Diane and family. 

Bernice was an active member of First Christian Church of Casper for more than 60 years. She was active in CWF and held many positions, including president. She was also a member of the Beta Sigma PHI sorority. 

She was a telephone operator, working at the hospital and then for several phone companies. She was also a long time Avon Lady, and was awarded numerous times over her 30 years with the company.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, sisters Jessie, Leona, Vera, Uva, Inez, and Chloa, and brothers Glen, Elvin, Hubert, Marvin, Raymond, and Dale. 

She is survived by her son Charles E. Riley (Katherine), grandsons Dylan and Ian, and her daughter Diane A. Riley-Good (David), granddaughter Jillian M. Good, great-grandsons Ethan and Eli Currie, grandson Jacob M. Good (Cynthia), great-granddaughter Sophia and great-grandson
Sebastian.

Bernice was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a good friend to many. She is honored and remembered for her love of family and caring of friends. She will be greatly missed and is now with her Lord in Heaven.

Her memorial will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 18, at First Christian Church, 520 CY Avenue, in Casper, with graveside services for her and her beloved husband, Bob, at 3:30 p.m. at the Valley View Cemetery, 436 East 22nd Ave., in Torrington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church.

Every now and then,

Take a second,

Breathe deeply,

And think of me.

Smile

And know that

I am always with you.

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