Sherrelyn Javauda Riggs, a 26-year resident of Buena Park, CA, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Buena Park, CA. Born in Long Beach, CA, Sherrelyn was 63 when she died. She was raised in Torrance, CA, where she was graduated from Torrance High School. Sherrelyn was a long-time employee of Volvo Cars of North America. She was an avid reader and was talented in needlepoint and cross-stitch. Sherrelyn was known for her keen sense of humor and infectious laugh, her kind and loyal disposition, and her unfailing generosity. She was a loving daughter, a devoted sister, and an adoring aunt. Sherrelyn is survived by her mother Javauda Riggs of Torrance, CA., her sister Susan (Richard) Keavney of Torrance, CA, her niece Megan Keavney of Santa Barbara, Ca., and her uncle Robert Riggs of Springville, Ca . She was preceded in death by her father, Burnal Charles Riggs. A gathering of family and service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA, on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Reading is Fundamental of Southern California at

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  1. I talked to Sherry all the time. I work at a Volvo dealership in Denver. I never meet Sherry,but sure felt like I have known her for years.I am going to miss her.She always was so much fun to talk to. God Bless her and family and friends. Tammy

  2. Sherry was a dear friend, and I will miss her more than I can say. I could always count on her friendship. We had lots and lots of fun times and great conversation over the years. Sherry was always there for me and I regret not being able to attend her services. Sherry was as reliable and loyal as they come and my life was blessed by knowing her. I will miss picking up the phone and hearing her voice and her wonderful, jovial laugh. Rest well my friend! Heaven is a better place with you there!!

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