Rita Yvonne Anceney died on June 18, 2015, after a five-year fight with ovarian cancer. She was 66.
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Rita was born to Ernest and Ann Gould on July 10, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri.
She attended Harry Truman High School on Independence, Missouri, and she worked in the Kansas City area until 1980, when, at the request of her future husband, William Anceney, she moved to Denver, Colorado, and began a long career as a Landsman in the oil industry.
Rita married William L. Anceney on Dec. 31, 1988, at his family home in Big Sky, Montana. She immediately fell in love with all things Montana, and loved to float the big rivers and hike the mountains of the Bozeman area. Rita was an avid sportswoman who was constantly playing golf or tennis and skiing whenever possible in the winter.
Rita was able to retire very early and spent the last 22 years of her life visiting her favorite places: Key West; Monterey Bay for golf; Napa Valley; Italy. She especially loved the long summer vacations visiting her father-in-law, Chuck Anceney, at his home, always staying long enough to see the Bobcat opening football game before returning to Denver. Rita loved everything about Montana State, especially the Bobcat football games. She never missed a Bobcat – Grizzly game, and when attending the Colorado University - M.S.U. game in September 2006 was ecstatic with their victory.
She lived a good and varied life which was cut short by cancer. Rita will be missed by her many friends, and especially by her husband, William L. Anceney, who is her sole survivor.
Rita will be buried in Soldiers Chapel following a memorial service which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8th at 1 p.m.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from July 26 to Aug. 2, 2015