Gailya Nan Riley | 1934-2013

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Gailya Nan Riley, 78, of Decatur, died Friday, March 8, 2013.

Gailya was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Slidell to Homer Bedford Winstead and Connie Amyx Winstead. She married John Riley June 4, 1955, in Denton and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

She was a retired teacher administrator in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD. She was very involved with her family and her grandkids.

Service was March 11 in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with Bedford Winstead officiating. Burial was at Jackson Cemetery in Krum.

Gailya is survived by her husband, John; daughter Brenda Everett; sons Steve, Scott and Mark Riley; brother Bedford Winstead; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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