Rita Marie Armstrong, age 79, of East Tawas died on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Tawas City.
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She was born in Bay City on Aug. 28, 1933 to the late Jay and Pearl (Thomas) Garrison. She will always be remembered for her countless hours of volunteering for many years during the Tawas Perchville events. Rita also worked many years as a caterer and also at a doughnut shop in Sand Lake.
Rita had many dear friends at the Bay Park Towers where she truly enjoyed cooking for them. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Rita is survived by her three children, William (Krista) Schultz of Louisiana, Darleen (Barry) Elias of Oscoda and Tom Schultz of East Tawas; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and many dear friends. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Pearl Garrison; and several brothers and sisters.
Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at Lakeview Manor Healthcare Center in Tawas City. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial contribution to the
in her honor. An on-line guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com. Cremation arrangements are by Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Dec. 3 to Dec. 11, 2012