Obituary – Rita March
Funeral services will take place May 5 for Rita P. March, who died in her sleep April 30, 2004, at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nev. She was 78.
Rita was born Jan. 25, 1926, at East Boston, Mass., and moved to California with her husband and children in 1957. She worked at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe for 35 years and retired in 1992. After her retirement, she worked with the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League selling See’s candy during the Christmas season and enjoyed attending luncheons at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Rita loved camping with her family, was a wonderful cook and her home was always open to her friends. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, chapter 408, Cancer League and American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley of South Lake Tahoe; son, Hughie of South Lake Tahoe; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl Jr. and Barbara of Folsom, Calif., and Paul and Pat of Orangevale, Calif.; sisters, Mary Fielding of Massachusetts and Nettie Small or Canada; brother, Robbie and Gill of Massachusetts; grandchildren and spouses, Teri and Randy Veres, Pamela and Todd Kaspari, John and Staci March, David and Stacey March, Zackory March, Cassie March and Gina Bertoglio; and great-grandchildren, Madeline and Maverick Veres, Kyle and Avery Kaspari, Shaylin March and Carter John March. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Carl “Bud” March.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. May 4 at McFarlane Mortuary Chapel and funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. May 5 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Happy Homestead Cemetery. Following interment, friends are invited to the Moose Lodge for a celebration of Rita’s life.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Nevada, Inc., 3050 E. Desert Inn Road, No. 121, Las Vegas, NV 89121, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 160126, Sacramento, CA 95816, American Diabetes Association, 8912 Volunteer Way, No. 110, Sacramento, CA 95826 or a charity of choice.
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