LAYTON - <! > Our beloved father, grandfather, and friend, Daniel Davis Riley, lived to enjoy his 100th year and passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2001. Dan will be greatly missed. He epitomized the term "gentleman". Even at 99 1/2 years of age, if a person walked into a room where he was sitting, he would immediately "jump up" and graciously offer them his chair. His daughter and grandchildren feel that, "Grandpa followed the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ, in every way, every minute of every day."
Dan was born August 15, 1901 in Bountiful, Utah to Arthur and Sarah Lydia Davis Riley. He married Althera Stewart, September 4, 1929 in Salt Lake City. Dan enjoyed work. He loved to work with his father on a garden farm in Bountiful. He worked road construction with his brother, Dee in Nevada. He managed Safeway stores in Nevada and California. After returning to Utah, he worked for Phillips 66 with his brother-in-law, Dick Adams. He enjoyed selling real estate well into his 80's. He appreciated being with old friends and new.
He loved church service and enjoyed many callings. He was the first Bishop of the Layton 11th Ward, served as a Stake Missionary and did Temple assignments
Dan received great satisfaction in life by being around friends and family. He loved people and enjoyed talking to everyone. He will truly be missed by his family and close friends.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Carolea and Ken Nielsen; grandchildren, Dana (Marty ) Rasmussen, Mark Nielsen, Celeste (Dan) Etcheverry, Colette (Beau) Anderson, Las Vegas, NV) and Caroline (Chris) Earl; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Althera; two grandsons, Michael Nielsen and Nyle Thornock; his parents and all of his 16 brothers and sisters.
A very special thanks goes to Greg Barlow and his staff at Country Care Assisted Living in Farmington, Utah for the tender, loving care Dan received the past 10 months. There are many others to be thanked in Farmington for their love and service including Bishop Gary Gillespie and his counselors. We also appreciate Dr. Charles Berwald and the staff at Davis North Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 3, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. Friends and family may call Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 No. Fairfield Road.