September 16, 1963 - December 6, 2016
Shannon Riker, 53, loving mother, daughter, sister, and fiancee passed away Tuesday December 6, 2016 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Shannon was born September 16, 1963 in West Covina, Calif. and completed our family of four with nine-month-old sister, Tammy. The family moved to Grants Pass, Ore. in 1978.
Shannon worked many jobs in her life and impressed many with her hard work and strong work ethic. Her last job was working as a housekeeper in Medford where her zest for life, caring way, bright smile, and laughter brought many people in the Rogue Valley much joy. Her smile and laughter were contagious and everyone she met instantly loved her.
She is survived by her loving fiance, Fred Foster; daughters, Alisha Frazier and Naomi Gamby; mother and step-father, Carol and Mark Jenkins; father, Robert Riker; sister, Tammy Riker; grandmother, Doris Schafer; and aunt and uncle, Jane and Chuck McCall.
Shannon will be missed by all who knew her. We know that she is laughing and singing in heaven now. Until we see you again sweetheart, fly with the angels and know we will always love you with all our hearts. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.