In memory of
L. Noreeta "Rita" (Thomson) Brown
In memory of
L. Noreeta "Rita" (Thomson) Brown
L. Noreeta 'Rita' (Thomson) Brown March 3, 1937 - Jan. 3, 2020 Noreeta was born to H. Clay and Vina E. Thomson March 3, 1937, in Chewelah, Wash. Her brothers were Verle (Elsie) and Glenn (Shirley) and sisters are Charlene (Dale) and Sheila (Mike). She graduated from Jenkins High School in Chewelah in 1955. Rita married Ronald A. Brown in 1956 and they raised five daughters, Rhonda (Alan), Julie (Mike), Jennifer (Dan), Jill (Guy) and Lisa. She has 13 grandchildren, Rhianna (Todd), Ramie, TJ, Whitney (Kyle), Ronni (Corey), Natalie (John), Keaton, Kent (Alex), Kyle, Michael, Asa, Miles and Daniel; and 11 great-grandchildren. Rita loved to be in the driver's seat and was always on the go. She enjoyed bowling, golf, scrabble, traveling and Spirit Mountain. She was a loving wife and mother, loyal companion, faithful daughter, sister, cousin, aunt and friend. She retired as Inventory Control Manager from Safeway Stores after 30 years in 1994 and worked the next 24 years at 1040 Express Tax Service in Portland. She met Paul F. Rectenwald in 1998 and they were holding hands to the end. Surrounded by family, Rita passed away peacefully at home Jan. 3, 2020. The family thanks the Oncology, Radiology and Intensive Care staffs at OHSU / Adventist-East Portland and Hospice Care of the Northwest for their gentle care of our Mom. Remembrance Celebration will be held at 3 p.m., Jan. 25, 2020, at The Aerie at Eagle Landing, 10220 S.E. Causey Ave., Happy Valley, OR. Interment Gathering will be at 2:30 p.m., May 10, 2020, at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Garden of Sunset–Lot 24, Spokane, WA. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
L. Noreeta "Rita" (Thomson) Brown
L. Noreeta 'Rita' (Thomson) Brown March 3, 1937 - Jan. 3, 2020 Noreeta was born to H. Clay and Vina E. Thomson March 3, 1937, in Chewelah, Wash. Her brothers were Verle (Elsie) and Glenn (Shirley) and sisters are Charlene (Dale) and Sheila (Mike). She graduated from Jenkins High School in Chewelah in 1955. Rita married Ronald A. Brown in 1956 and they raised five daughters, Rhonda (Alan), Julie (Mike), Jennifer (Dan), Jill (Guy) and Lisa. She has 13 grandchildren, Rhianna (Todd), Ramie, TJ, Whitney (Kyle), Ronni (Corey), Natalie (John), Keaton, Kent (Alex), Kyle, Michael, Asa, Miles and Daniel; and 11 great-grandchildren. Rita loved to be in the driver's seat and was always on the go. She enjoyed bowling, golf, scrabble, traveling and Spirit Mountain. She was a loving wife and mother, loyal companion, faithful daughter, sister, cousin, aunt and friend. She retired as Inventory Control Manager from Safeway Stores after 30 years in 1994 and worked the next 24 years at 1040 Express Tax Service in Portland. She met Paul F. Rectenwald in 1998 and they were holding hands to the end. Surrounded by family, Rita passed away peacefully at home Jan. 3, 2020. The family thanks the Oncology, Radiology and Intensive Care staffs at OHSU / Adventist-East Portland and Hospice Care of the Northwest for their gentle care of our Mom. Remembrance Celebration will be held at 3 p.m., Jan. 25, 2020, at The Aerie at Eagle Landing, 10220 S.E. Causey Ave., Happy Valley, OR. Interment Gathering will be at 2:30 p.m., May 10, 2020, at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Garden of Sunset–Lot 24, Spokane, WA. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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