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Rita Gay Eshuis


1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rita Gay Eshuis Obituary
March 15, 1933 - August 24, 2017 Rita Eshuis passed away Thursday at the age of 84. Rita, a longtime resident of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was born and raised in Paw Paw, Michigan, where she lived on Eagle Lake. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in education and taught for over 25 years in the Kalamazoo Public Schools system. Her greatest passions in life were education and making a difference in her student's lives; her love for her children and grandchildren and her love for animals--especially cats. Even after retirement, Rita continued "teaching," helping older students learn to read. If you happened to see a woman walking a cat on a leash that may have been Rita and her last cat--Kitty. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Luicille. She is survived by her sister, Laverne and her nieces and nephews, Delia, Chris, Kim and Jay, and her two children and daughter-in-law Penny, Eric and Gina, and her four grandchildren Emily, Max, Lulu and Franny. There will be a brief service on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Please meet at the Knob Hill Stairs off the Esplanade in Redondo Beach at 3:00pm. Mom and Grandma E, you are loved and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace. XOXO
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8, 2017
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