Dorothy O’Riley

Woonsocket

Dorothy O’Riley, 92, of Woonsocket, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Weskota Manor in Wessington Springs.

In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be at a later date.

Dorothy was born June 24, 1926, in Jerauld County to Harry and Olive Powell. She graduated high school and college in Wessington Springs and taught country school for four years in Jerauld County.

She was united in marriage to Clifford O’Riley on June 24, 1949. The couple moved to Mitchell, where she worked for Northwest Manufacturing. Later, they moved to Woonsocket, where Clifford worked for Intercounty Electric. When their kids grew older, she worked at the Sanborn County Nurses office. She and Clifford also owned and operated the Rex Theater in Woonsocket for several years. She enjoyed collecting dolls, playing Bingo and rummaging. 

She is survived by her children, Gary (Barb) O’Riley of Huron, Brenda Fagerhaug of Wessington Springs, Bonnie (Rick) Muller of Mitchell and Karla (John) Olson of Lakeville, Minn.; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; son-in-law, Allen Fagerhaug; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and siblings, Roland and Doris.

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