Rita Yvonne Gustafson

02/23/1957 - 06/18/2014 Obituary
Rita Yvonne Gustafson Obituary
Rita Gustafson of Bakersfield, California passed away very suddenly on June 18, 2014. She was born February 23, 1957 in Chicago to Kenneth and Esther Wright. Most of her life was spent in Bakersfield where she met and married Robert Gustafson in 1985 and had two wonderful children.
She worshiped her family and took great pride in her work at CSUB as Registrar. Rita was such a giving, unselfish person at work and home. She considered all of those at CSUB as her extended family for over 30 years. When you could get Rita away from work, she enjoyed the outdoors. She and her family loved to go camping, fishing, or just go on a drive. Most did not know of the constant pain she struggled with for nearly 20 years from the progressive severity of rheumatoid arthritis. My best friend is gone, far too soon for her to leave her family. She had an infectious laugh that captured me many years ago and all those near her.
Rita left behind a husband of 29 years Robert Gustafson, mother Esther Wright, a daughter Ashley, and a son Ross. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on July 10th, in the Stockdale Room at CSUB. Parking is available for the service in lot "L".
The family would like to give special thanks to Deanna Salyards and Jan Rogers, friends of Rita and family. A very special thank you to Debbie Blowers.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 29, 2014
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