Sally Riley, wife of veteran Edison swim and water polo coach Diggy Riley and the inspiration for an outpouring of support at a meet last week, died Wednesday from cancer, Riley said in an e-mail.
Sally Riley, 50, also was the mother of two grown children, Tanner, and Lindsay.
"She is now cancer-free, pain-free and enjoying the heavens with her brothers and sisters in Christ," Diggy Riley wrote. "She was, and still is, an inspiration to anyone who knew her. She was an amazing mother, daughter, wife and friend and she will be sorely missed by all."
At last week's Edison-Fountain Valley swim meet, Edison's swimmers wrote "Team Sally" and "#swim4sally"on their backs, arms and legs in a sign of support.