Rachel "Rae" Christine Riser
May 5, 1937 - July 21, 2020


Rachel "Rae" Christine Riser
May 5, 1937 - Jul 21, 2020

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Brigham City-Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend, Rachel Christine Riser "Rae" passed away peacefully on July 21, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.
Rae was born on May 5, 1937 to Peter Baumgartner and Myrtle Jennie Swensen in Bismark, North Dakota.
She met and married the love of her life, Von Frank Riser on January 12, 1955, in Sparks, Nevada.
Rae was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She served as the executive director of the Box Elder Community Food Pantry. She was head of the Children's Ministry for the Christian Motorcycle Association. Rae enjoyed helping those who couldn't help themselves. Rae was very active in all of the charities in Brigham City. She received volunteer of the year from the Box Elder Chamber, Governor Points of Light Award, Governor Silver Bowl Award and served as Grand Marshal of the Peach Days Parade.
Rae was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two grandchildren, Heidi Jones & Joshua Rackham.
Surviving are her daughters, Pennie (Grady) Price, Sherri (Rick) Rackham; 2 grandchildren, Tiffany Rackham, Christian (Bryan) Torres; 9 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, from 5-7 pm.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at The Brigham City Cemetery, at 10:00 am, please bring a lawn chair.

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Len Claypool on Dec 18, 2020

I just learned of Rae's Passing. With this Covid 19 thing going on I have not been able to visit Maple Springs. I called several Months ago and they told me she didn't live there anymore. I was recovering from a broken hip almost 2 years ago when I met her. I payed my respects after she lost her Husband Von, and continued to visit once I was released. She was such a nice vibrant lady in the short time I knew her and was looking forward to seeing her again when this crisis was over. My thoughts are of Her and Von as well as the family. May she rest in peace! Sincerely, Len Claypool

Teresa Richards on Jul 31, 2020

CandleRIP Beautiful lady

Teresa Richards on Jul 31, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person. I enjoyed getting to know her while at maple springs. Rip beautiful lady. FLY high

Memorial Video on Jul 30, 2020

Susan K Obray on Jul 28, 2020

I worked a short time at Maple Springs in the kitchen when your mother was there. Rae was such a good friend to everyone. She would see someone having a bad day and she would go sit by them and talk and laugh with them and made them feel better. I thought so much of your mother because she was always thinking of others. Such a beautiful lady inside and out.

Dave and Anita Kilfoyle on Jul 28, 2020

Pennie, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother.

Teresa Head on Jul 27, 2020

We are so sorry for your lost ! She's such a sweet lady ❤️ she'll be deeply missed !

Michelle Andersen on Jul 27, 2020

Your Mom was so good to me when I was young. I remember staying at your house and your parents treated me like I was family! May she Rest In Peace I remember she was such a kind and loving woman! My condolences to Sherri , Pennie and all your family.

Bonnie Bissegger on Jul 27, 2020

Deepest sympathy. We first met your dad and mom up in Idaho. Then found out they were from Brigham. When we started going to B.C.B.C. we met your Grandmother Myrtle, we so loved her she made us feel so welcome. Our prayers are going out to you all at this time of sorrow. David and Bonnie Bissegger

Rev. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bambrick on Jul 27, 2020

Ray's family:
Seems like we have known your Mom, grandmom and great greadgrandmom for ever. We worked with her on many different charity events. She always was a happy women and easy to work with.
We will be praying for the repose of her soul. Will pray also for her family left behind.
God bless all of you.
Deacon Bob and Mrs. Bambrick

Cindy Peters on Jul 27, 2020

Dear Riser Family,

We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. She was a very loving and kind woman. She was a very generous person and always worried about her clients in need. I remember attending Holy Cross and going to church with her early on and then was lucky enough to live by her in later years. She and your father were both amazing people. May God grant you comfort with wonderful loving memories.
Our deepest condolences
Mike & Cindy (Hagen) Peters



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