Martha Riley, 69, passed away Tuesday, July 12. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Charlene Lyons Pfeiffer; mother who raised her from age eight, Mary Lyons Pfeiffer; brother, Jerry Pfeiffer; and grandson, Lucas Riley. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Kevin Riley; sons, Nick Riley and wife Christy, Noah Riley and wife Veronica; brothers, Lin Pfeiffer and Phil Pfeiffer; sisters, Cecile Paschal, Helen Bullock, and Shawn Knox; grandchildren, Kelsey, Morgan, Tucker, Theodore, and Francis; along with a host of other family and friends.
Martha was born in Houston and raised in LaPorte, Texas. She loved the Lord, His church, and volunteered in many church ministries. She moved to Stafford where she was a faithful member of the Holy Family Church for 45 years. Martha was known as a loving, caring, and selfless person who would do anything for anybody. She volunteered, and worked, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where she retired after 46 years of service. She started out as an X-Ray technician and was the head of CQI when she retired. Martha’s spare time was spent going to the beach, gardening, reading, and making crafts. Her infectious laugh and the joy she brought to those around her will truly be missed.
A visitation will be held for Martha on Thursday, July 21st, from 6 to 8 pm at Clayton Funeral Home of La Porte. (201 S. 3rd St., La Porte, Texas 77571) The funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 22nd, beginning at 10 am. The Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church. (816 Park Dr., La Porte, Texas 77571)
In lieu of Flowers the family request that donations be made to:
The Women's Pregnancy Center or ALSAC/St. Judes Children's Research Hospital
10103 Fondren Rd. Houston, Tx. 77096 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105
Or charity of their choice in Martha’s name.