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Rita Ann Aubert Micjenka


1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rita Ann Aubert Micjenka Obituary
Feb. 12, 1933 - Nov. 16, 2017 Vacaville Rita passed away peacefully from natural causes on Nov. 16. Rita was born at home in Louisville, KY on Feb. 12, 1933 to Joseph L. and Frances L. Drury. She joined her big brother Frank, and would eventually be the big sister to four sisters, Patsy, Mary, Kathleen, Marjorie, and one brother, David. The Drury family of five moved to California in 1939, traveling on a Greyhound Bus for three days; they arrived in Richmond in July. After living in Berkeley for a few years, the family moved into their new home in North Oakland. Rita is a 1950 graduate of Holy Names High School in Oakland. Rita is predeceased by her parents; daughter, Debra Sue Bailey (1958); son, Edward J. Aubert, Jr. (2001); daughter, Suzanne Harding (2017); brother, Frank Drury (USAF ret.) (1983); sisters, Patricia Empey (2007) and Marjorie Holmin (2017), and husband, John P. Micjenka, Jr. (USAF ret.) (2005). She is survived by her daughters, Patti Connolly, Renee Lang Henley (JR), Christine Aubert Downs (Billy); grandchildren, Sara Sanchez (TC), Edward Lang (Lizzie), Morgan Lang (Nathan), Brittany Aubert (Steve Chiavelli), and Sydney Aubert; loving daughter-in-law, Noelle Aubert; great-grandchildren, Jacob (Amaneet), Cheyenna, Candace Newman, and Sky Sanchez; brother, David Drury and sisters, Mary Reiley (Dan), Kathleen Reiley (Bob); many cousins, nieces, nephews, and loving friends. After moving to Vacaville in 1968, Rita worked at Vaca Bowl and Basic American Foods in Vacaville from 1968 to 1986, Multi-Vision Cable TV in Fairfield from 1987 to 1999, and the City of Fairfield from 2000 to 2010, when she retired at the age of 77. During her working years Rita was able to meet many wonderful friends and co-workers who have been close friends; her life was enriched by these friendships. The love she received from them was always deeply appreciated and returned to them. We would like to thank Dawn Rucinski, Angelica and Sreeja from Kindred Hospice for the excellent and loving care our mother received from them. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude Hospital, which was mom's favorite charity, or a favorite . A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph Church, Vacaville. Graveside interment will be private. Funeral arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home www.vacahillschapel.com 707-446-3233.
Published in The Reporter from Dec. 10 to Dec. 16, 2017
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