1943 — 2022
Deborah Jean Riley Sawyer, age 78, died peacefully entering her Savior's arms on Sunday, May 22, 2022. She was born on December 19, 1943, in Dallas, Texas to Lottie and Sam Riley. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Dolores Williams; her brother, Sammy Riley, Jr.; and her husband, David Sawyer. She graduated in 1962 from Irving High School and was a resident of Irving until 2005. In 1964, she married David, and they remained beloved partners until he lost his battle with cancer in 2004. Together, they owned and operated Sawyer's Sporting Goods in Irving for almost 30 years. Throughout her life, Deborah cultivated many hobbies and interests. She had an inclination for visual...