Martha Riley

Obituary of Martha Elizabeth Riley

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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.




6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Clayton Funeral Home La Porte
201 South 3rd Street
La Porte, Texas, United States


10:00 am
Friday, July 22, 2022
St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Church
816 Park Dr
LaPorte, Texas, United States


10:00 am
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Grandview Memorial Park
8501 Spencer highway
Pasadena, Texas, United States
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