Rita Merino, 93, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Yuma, AZ. She was born August 12, 1920 in Colton, CA.
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Rita was a teacher's aide at Somerton Grammar School. She was a member of the Catholic Church in Somerton, AZ.
Rita is survived by her daughter, Irene Merino Thompson of Yuma, AZ; sons, Robert Merino of Salinas, CA, Stephen C. Merino of Somerton, AZ and John Merino of Yuma, AZ and sister Romona Orduno of Yuma, AZ along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Merino; sons Armando Merino, Adrian Joe Merino and grandson, Alfonso Duran Jr.
Viewing will be held at Funeraria Del Angel on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Service will begin at 11 a.m. Her final resting place will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park at 1415 S. 1st Ave in Yuma, AZ.
Pallbearers will be Esteban Merino, Jose Merino, John-Boy Merino, Greg Duran, Nathaniel Ezrre, and Robbie Merino. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Merino, Stephen Merino, Frank Orduno Jr., Manuel Cano, Alex Torres, John Merino, Ralph Mendibles Jr., Frank Orduno Sr. and Henry-Boy Espinosa.
Published in The Yuma Sun on June 10, 2014