Riley Jordan Flake passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden, Utah. He was 29 years old.
Riley Jordan Flake was born Feb. 4, 1990, to James and Deanne Flake, in Evanston. 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 on Aug. 31, 2011, in Evanston. They have three children: Silas Dean Flake, Willow Anne Flake and Asher Robert Flake.
Riley worked at High Country Behavioral Health, as a manager at McDonald’s and at Ensignal, and recently as a medical technician at the Wyoming State Hospital. He enjoyed working with people with disabilities, and he 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. Spending time with his children was his greatest priority.
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 myriad treasured friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 251 Elm St., in Evanston. A public viewing will be held at the church at 1:30 p.m. immediately before the service.
Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.