Doreen Edith RiggleSeptember 26, 1931 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 85)
Doreen Guest-Riggle, age 85, a native of Hayward, CA, long time resident of Atwater, CA and Madera, CA passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017. After a career of almost 40 years with Merced Union High School District, she retired and spent more time doing the things she loved. A lover of travel and games, if you were ever in the mood to jump in an RV or onto an airplane for an adventure…or just sit and play bridge or Rummikub, she was the one to call! Doreen also enjoyed reading, knitting, and was a member of the Atwater United Methodist Church. Throughout her life she was involved in a variety of community activities and organizations, but what was most important to her was family.
Doreen was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Don Guest, son Tim Guest, and 2 brothers, Eldon and Marvin Hansen.
She is survived by her 2 sons: Steve Guest (Susan) and their children Shaun and Stephanie of Concord, CA and Michael Guest (John Kaspar) of Windsor, CT. 1 daughter: Debi Guest-Bray and her children Marissa and Clint of Madera, CA. 1 daughter-in-law: Karen Guest and her sons Nick and Jake of Santa Cruz, CA. 1 brother: Danny Hansen (Gloria) of Lake Don Pedro, CA. 2 sisters-in-law: Beth Hansen of Walnut Creek, CA and Glenda Hansen of Kerman, CA and 2 great-grandchildren: Sawyer and Briar. Doreen is also survived by her nephews and nieces and her extended family: Mari Gill and her children Ashton and Kylie and Emi Weeks. She was also pre-deceased in death by husbands, Claire Hopkins and Roger Riggle.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 am at Atwater United Methodist Church, 2550 Linden Street, Atwater, CA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to honor Doreen’s former grandniece through the Kayla Bernardi Bee Positive Foundation c/o Stanislaus Community Foundation, 1029 16th Street, Modesto, CA 95354 or to another one of her favorite charities; the Wheel Chair Foundation c/o Madera Sunrise Rotary, 21475 Road 24, Madera, CA 93638.