Ty Everett Riley, age 19, passed away on Monday, May 9th, 2022. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 15 years, and was formerly a resident of Madison, Indiana.
Ty was born on August 22nd, 2002 to Christopher Riley and Estelle (Gallegos) Riley in Madison, Indiana.
Ty was a League of Legends fanatic. He also enjoyed various Anime series, Marvel, and Better Call Saul. He was an expert at various types of puzzles, especially the Rubik’s Cube. He loved chocolate. He worked at Amazon while attending Pike’s Peak Community College, and was a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School in 2021.
He is survived by his parents, Chris & Estelle; his brother, Michael; his grandparents, Maria-Nelia Riley, Joe & Marie Gallegos, Pat Jarrett, and Ronald Braham; and a loving extended family. He was preceded in death by his Papa, Frankie P. Riley and his Grandma, Mary A. Gallegos.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19th at Shrine of Remembrance (1730 E. Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910). The funeral service will also be held at Shrine of Remembrance at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20th. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery (1005 Hancock Expy, Colorado Springs, CO 80903) at 11:00 a.m.
A reception lunch will follow, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Airplane Restaurant at 1665 Newport Road, roughly a 15-minute drive from the cemetery. The Radisson Hotel is within walking distance of the reception venue for anyone needing a room. Please contact Rachelle Biber at (970) 988-6741 for details.
We ask that all attendees think of a special memory to share with us as we celebrate his life together. Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to do any public speaking if it makes you nervous.
Thank you, Ty, for the endless laughter & joy you brought us – you were unbelievably remarkable in so many ways. We can’t begin to describe how deeply we love you, and how much we miss you.
In lieu of flowers, please spend your time & resources in donating to any one of the many organizations devoted to better understanding, and supporting, mental health in young people.
Service will be on zoom,
to start or join a scheduled Zoom meeting 10:00am Friday
This Obituary Has 22 Condolences
Dorena Frisque14 May 2022
My heart is broken for my friends Estelle, Chris and Michael and their family and friends. Ty was a good kid. I remember him playing bunco with us. I’m sorry I can’t be there to give you all a hug. I will say special prayers to watch over you and help you heal thru this difficult time. Words cant explain what is going thru your mind and hearts right now. Please just be with each other during this time. Death is never easy and everyone has their own ways of grieving. You are all in my heart and prayers.
Phillip Lee15 May 2022
So very sorry to hear this news. My prayers will be with you all!
Robin Smith15 May 2022
Ty was an amazing person. He was smart, respectful, funny and such a hard worker.
We always enjoyed having him come over and help us out.
Chris, Estelle, Nel, Michael and family. Please know we are here for you and praying for you.
Always Robin and Bill.
Donna Jarrett15 May 2022
Estelle , Chris and Michael , our love and hearts go out to you. When we met in Alaska what a Wonderful time we had meeting Pat’s NEW FOUND FAMILY…. what a Sweet and welcoming family you were , two very Handsome and friendly boys. With a very Wonderful Dad and Mom. We were so excited for Pat. Our prayers are with you for comfort and to feel the love that so many have for you all ❤
Brian & Donna Jarrett
Craig Ferry16 May 2022
Those of us who work with Chris never had an opportunity to come to know Ty or even challenge him to a League of Legends tournament. This is our loss. Please know that the extended CertainTeed family are so sorry for the family’s unimaginable loss. We are here for the family and know that you are not alone in your grief.
Ajay16 May 2022
I am so sorry to hear about this news. My condolences and prayers to the family.
Vincent Infante16 May 2022
To the Riley family, please accept Cathy’s and my sincerest condolences on the loss of your son. A life that was way to short. Please know we will keep you in our prayers. May God bless you all.
Lachelle Fisher16 May 2022
I’m so incredibly sorry to hear about this. I didn’t get a chance to know Ty, but I always enjoyed hearing about him from Chris. Please know that we are praying and sending healing, consoling thoughts to your family.
Michael, Anna, and Pablo Martinez16 May 2022
Dear Estelle, Chris and Michael, we are sorry in hearing of the passing of your son and brother Ty. It is so painful to lose someone so young and promising. Estelle although we were not as close as one would like to be you always shared lovely pictures of the family and your activities throughout the years. Thank you for sharing. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.
Cindy Gonzales16 May 2022
Estelle, Chris and Micheal There are not enough words for the great loss of your hearts. My Mom and Dad your Uncle Pete and Aunt Elsie always enjoyed the letters and visits with you all. It saddens me that I never got the chance to meet your beautiful family as life take us in different directions. May Our Heavenly Father comfort you and cover you with his Peace at this time Cousin Cindy and Ray Gonzales
Steve Sciscente16 May 2022
To Chris Riley and all of his family. please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your son. My prayers will continue for you all in these testing moments. May God Bless you and all of your Family Chris, God Bless.
Bilal Mohammad16 May 2022
Chris and Family, I have tried to write something multiple times now and cannot comprehend what to write. I am heartbroken for you and will pray for your comfort and healing.
George Matthews17 May 2022
To Chris and family, I am terribly sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dan & Leigh Slosek17 May 2022
Chris, Estelle and Michael, we are so sorry for your loss. While I hadn’t seen Ty in many, many years his picture instantly reminded me of his warm beautiful smile. We know there is not a lot we can say or do but please know we care about you all deeply and will always be there if ever needed.
Dan and Leigh Slosek
Harieesh Dharmadhas17 May 2022
Sending healing prayers to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Tony Seecharan17 May 2022
My condolences to Chris and his family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine there is anything worse than losing one of your children. My heart goes out to the Riley family
Derek Tyeson18 May 2022
Chris and all the family. I just wanted to reach out and tell you we are thinking of you at this difficult time.
C Dennis Jones18 May 2022
Chris, with a heavy heart i send my condolences to you and your family. The passing of a family member so young is a burden no one should have to bear. I struggle to find words of optimism but know our strength will help carry your family through these hard times. If there is any way i can help you please let me know. May God grant you peace to you and your family.
Audrey Kelbel18 May 2022
Dear Riley family, we are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son and we want you to know we have always loved Ty since we met him during the Pinon valley years. Please know we are here for you if you should ever need anything.
With Big Hugs the Kelbel family
Yu-Zhi Kiang20 May 2022
Dear Chris and Family, I am extremely saddened and heart broken on your tragic loss. Please accept my deepest Condolences. Knowing you Chris, your character and your values, I know that Ty was an exceptional young man who would represent everything that is good in this World. I am so sorry.
Anonymous20 May 2022
Hi Estelle, Michael and Chris. I m terribly sorry to hear the news of loosing Ty at such a young age. My he Rest In Peace. Please be the strong person we know you to be. I extend my condolences on behalf of all the Maclovio and Nestora Gurule family. May God grant you peace and tranquility at this time of need.
The Hughes Family24 May 2022
Chris, Estelle and Michael,
Our family, with years in our eyes, shared reading all the beautiful words,tributes & stories about Ty. Still no words. We are extremely, shattered by his passing! Know that we are here for you and will keep you all in our hearts and prayers ❤️?