RITA ROSE ALTON
January 15, 1918 - November 25, 2010
Resident of Red Bluff. Passed peacefully in her sleep after battling cancer. Rita was born in Silver Lake, Missouri, then moved with her family to California at four years of age. She graduated from Lathrop Junior High in Santa Ana. At fifty eight years of age, she moved to Oregon to help care for her youngest daughter's children. When she was eighty years old, Rita moved to Red Bluff.
Rita was one of nine children born to Rosa Mary Layton and Harry S. Tucker of Perry County, Missouri. She is survived by her sister Eleanor Tucker; her two sons Dan and Bob Alton; her three daughters Judy Johnson, Pat Alton, and Susan Bradley; her daughter-in-laws Susanne Alton and Lucinda Alton, her grandsons Chris and George Bradley, Andrew, James and Robert Alton, Raymond Hall, Mike and Kevin Lundquist and Timmy Toohey; her granddaughters Christina and Karen Alton, Tonya Stewart, Tina Brown and Teri Alton and her great grandchildren Ashley Stewart, Courtney, Morgan and Samantha Brown, Camdyn Alton, Tiffany Hall, Graciela and Gabriela Ramirez, Jessica Dixon and Jodi, Jessica, and Joshua Lundquist.
Rita worked on her brother's ranch in Southern California before her marriage. After she was widowed in 1968, she moved to Oregon to help raise her daughter Susie's children. She received recognition as a volunteer for serving lunches at the Senior Center where she loved to play Bingo. She loved to shop and enjoyed living in her Red Bluff apartment before her stroke in 2001. After her stroke, she kept her spirits up and had a smile for everyone she came in contact with.
Rosary will be Tuesday, November 30 at 7pm and the Service will be Wednesday, December 1st at 10am. Both will be held at the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers.