Lasting Memories

Adrienne Claire Riley
July 22, 1954-Dec. 17, 2012
Pleasanton, California

Adrienne was born in Willows, California, to Howard and Wilma (Wells) Detling. She passed away on December 17, 2012, at Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, with her husband, Mike, and their children Kevin, Megan, and Amy at her side.

After graduating from Enterprise High School in Redding, California, in 1972, Adrienne attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she met and married Michael Lloyd Riley on September 7, 1974. Adrienne earned a BS degree in Nursing and a BA degree in Human Development from California State University, Hayward.

Adrienne began her career as a Registered Nurse in 1981 with Kaiser Hospital Oakland; and since 1995 has been associated with the Maternal Child Department at Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton. Adrienne enjoyed reading, sewing, traveling, shopping, San Jose Sharks hockey, Cal football, and playing Bunko. Adrienne's passion in life was her family; especially her love for her three children, and her granddaughter, Madison.

Adrienne is survived by her loving husband, Mike; devoted children- son Kevin, his wife Stacey Powell Riley, and their daughter Madison of Brentwood; daughter Megan and husband Patrick Bowen of Concord; and daughter Amy of San Ramon. She is also survived by her brother Doug Detling of Medford, Oregon; her brother, Martin Detling of Eureka, California; her brother, Wade Detling of Deer Park, Washington; and her sister, Valerie Liggatt of Redding, California. Her caring and loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

A Celebration of Adrienne's Life will be held January 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton.

In honor of Adrienne, contributions can be made to the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation at

From Jeff Stoermer
Jan. 15, 2013

Mike, Jan and I are so very sorry to learn of your loss. I know how much you and Adrienne meant to each other. Jeff & Jan

From Kathleen Krueger
Jan. 15, 2013

To all the Riley family and friends that will be touched by Adrienne's passing I send my prayers.

From ;-Denise Armstrong
Jan. 12, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Adrienne & I worked together for 10 years @ VMC. It was my honor & a pleasure to have known Adrienne. Your family is in my heart & prayers. I only wish I could be at her Celebration of Life service, but I now live in Texas. God Bless

From Sue Pate Mendoza
Jan. 10, 2013

Mike, I just want you to know how sad I am to hear about Adrienne. You and your family will be in my prayers. May you find peace and comfort thru Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Mary Ellen Jensen
Jan. 9, 2013

Dear Mike, Kevin, Megan and Amy My heart is sadden today as I just found out about my RN friend, Adreinne. I will always have her in my thoughts as I have all the years I have know her. I have a fond memory while we were at Oak Knoll in our Medical rotation in are nursing training, about the two of us staying ftee class and caring for a patient that needed extra care. Adreinne was very knowlegeable and caring RN. that gave a little extra to her patients. I will now think about my fond memories of our time we spend together as RN's and friends. I will miss her. God bless all of you. Fondly, Mary Ellen

From Fred Pate
Jan. 9, 2013

Mike may Peace be with you, I know what yuu are going thru as you remember my wife Tina passed 24 years ago and it is not always easy. May God take good care of Adrienne. In God We Trust SEMPER FI FRED PATE

From Ann Gupta
Jan. 9, 2013

Dear Mike, Kevin, Megan, Amy & the family, We are very sad to hear about the big loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family. May God give peace to the departed soul and strength to all of you. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolence. Ann & Vinod Gupta

From Danielle Nabozny
Jan. 8, 2013

We worked together for so many years. Adrienne you were a fantastic nurse, and an awesome person. You are so loved by your family and friends. Love and prayers for you and all your family.

From Judy Black
Jan. 8, 2013

Mike and Family, Our hearts, love and prayers are with you and your loved very sad for you in the loss of your beautiful bride, Adrienne. Blessing to you and your family. Judy

From Yolanda Escobar
Jan. 7, 2013

God bless you my sweet friend! May you be resting in Paradise! I hold only great memories of you! Had the pleasure to work with her @ Valley Care for 10 Yrs!Rest in peace! Love Yolanda Escobar!