Riley Graves Hasbrouck


Riley Graves Hasbrouck

September 8, 1933 – August 8, 2020

Age 86

Riley (Grams), was a loving mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, NE.  She was also a volunteer at the Gift Shop at Midlands Hospital in Papillion, NE, and a member of the Bellevue Women’s Club. She spent most of her spare time crocheting lap blankets and donating them to nursing homes.

Riley spent many years as a House Mother at the University of Alabama and was loved by her “girls”!  She was their “Mom away from home”, their seamstress, and their friend, among other things.

Whether it was selling jewelry at Brandeis or clothes at Dillard’s, she was a saleswoman extraordinaire, and could sell “ice to an Eskimo”.

She was a special person and will be missed by many. She was a blessing in our lives.

Preceded in death by parents William Edward Graves & Leota Kathryn Hull.

Survived by son Bill Hasbrouck (Jenny); daughters Kathryn Eggers (Lonnie) and Sandra Ryks (Tom); granddaughters; great-grandsons; sister Nancy Webb; and nieces.

Memorial Service Friday, August 14th, 11:00 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Bellevue Blvd. South, Bellevue. Masks are required.

Private Inurnment

Memorials suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, NE or a charity of your choice.


  • Kathryn Posted August 12, 2020 10:31 am

    Love you Mom – you were the BEST!

  • Sherri Mumaugh Posted August 13, 2020 9:44 am

    Sandra, Tom & family So sorry for your loss. Keep your happy memories of your mother close to your heart.

  • Amy Adams Posted August 16, 2020 8:29 am

    Riley was my housemother for Alpha Delta Pi at The University of Alabama. She helped me plan my wedding reception at the sorority house in 1992. I love her! I would love to know where to send a card to her family.

  • Martha Gaardner Posted August 16, 2020 9:09 am

    Riley was my housemother at the UA ADPi house back in the day. I have many happy memories of those times and of chats with Riley. Thinking of her family during this difficult time.

  • Renee Hennings Posted August 17, 2020 9:43 am

    Sandra and family – this is one of the most difficult things you can experience. I’m so sorry. I remember your Mom coming into our insurance agency and wanting to work (for free no less – ha) I loved her clothes and all her pretty jewelry! She definitely passed that onto you! She was such a neat lady and will be greatly missed. Always know I am here for you, God Bless.

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