Riley Jordan Flake

Born: Sun., Feb. 4, 1990
Died: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Evanston LDS Elm St Chapel

Funeral Service

2:30 PM Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Evanston LDS Elm St Chapel

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Riley Jordan Flake was born 4 Feb 1990 to James and Deanne Flake, in Evanston, Wyoming.  He attended North Elementary, Evanston Middle School, and Evanston High School, graduating in 2008 with four years of perfect attendance and straight A’s.  Riley studied for one year at the University of Wyoming.

Riley married Mandy Lee Murphree, 31 Aug 2011, in Evanston.  They have three children: Silas Dean Flake, Willow Anne Flake, and Ashur Robert Flake.

Riley worked at High Country Behavioral Health, as a manager at McDonalds and at Ensignal, and recently as a Med Tech at the Wyoming State Hospital. He enjoyed working with persons having disabilities, was working on obtaining his CNA license and wanted to pursue additional training.

Riley engaged in a number of interests including: drumming, singing, reading, yoga, and being in the outdoors. Most recently he enjoyed writing poetry and performing Karaoke. Riley had dreams of becoming an artist and a musician. Above all Riley surrounded himself with family and friends. He was loved by many and supported many with friendship, interest, depth, and humor. His greatest priority was the time he spent with his children.

Riley passed away Sunday, 24 Feb 2019, in Ogden, Utah, at Ogden Regional Medical Center.  He was 29 years old.

Riley is survived by his children, their mother, and his parents.  He is also survived by his eight siblings: Rebecca Barrus (Toby) of Kaysville, Utah; Margaret Pavithran (Sachin) of Providence, Utah; John (Julie) of Alexandria, Virginia; Darl (Tiffany) of Magna, Utah; Brett (Jenny) of Lehi, Utah; Redge (Marissa) and Rance, both of Springville, Utah; and Jennie Bowcut (Brandon) of Evanston.  Riley is also survived by his Grandmother, Mervie Earl of Adrian, Oregon, his in-laws, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with a myriad of treasured friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2nd, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 251 Elm Street, in Evanston at 2:30 p.m.  A public viewing will be held at the church at 1:30 p.m. immediately before the service.

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Louise Stringer
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
Deanne and family; I am sending my love and prayers to you. May your fond memories and love fill the huge void of you loss. Your Savior loves you always. Louise Stringer

Irene Casper
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
Dear Flakes, Our hearts and prayers are with you as we also mourn Riley's loss. All my kids grew up with all your guys, and remember fondly the good times that were had in the neighborhood. We pray that you will feel the strength and comfort of our Heavenly Father as you travel down this difficult road. God bless you all. Love, The Caspers

   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
May the words at Isaiah 25:8 be of comfort to the friends and family of Riley, where it says "He (God) will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."

Margaret and Wendall Edwards
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
To the Flake Family: our hearts are broken for your loss. Our prayers are with you. God bless you all.

Sherry Schnurr ( Westenskow)
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I remember him getting his award for perfect attendance in high school. My Prayers are with you all!

Brenda Uhlich
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Dear Flake Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Brenda Uhlich

Dawna Rae Gundersen
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Jim and Deann I am so sorry to hear of Riley's pasdding wish I was there so I could give you a great big hug. How much fun it was to live in that neighborhood Lots of kids running up and down the street some playing in the railroad park It was a great time living there and I do miss tehat Know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family tell all of them hello for me love you Dawna Rae

Mike and Cindy Adams
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
We are terribly grieved to hear of Riley's death. Our prayers are with you.

Adrian Zahiri
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Dear family I am so sorry for your loss . We will all miss Riley he was so friendly and fun to work with .

Fred N
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
To the Family,
I want to express how sorry to read about your loss. Losing a family member can be very painful. When I lost my father, I found comfort in what the Bible teaches.
I fully believe, as the Bible teaches, that God will restore paradisaic conditions to our earth and that he yearns to bring back to life on earth those who have died—including our family members. (Job 14:14, 15; John 5:28, 29)
We can look forward to the day when we will hold and embrace them again. Every time we hear the word “paradise,” that hope warms our hearts! In the meantime, we can take comfort in the fact that they are in God’s memory.
I hope the same thoughts may bring your family comfort in dealing with your loss.

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