1934 - 2021
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Rita Zavala, age 86, a 86-year resident of Needles, California passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021. She was born in Needles California on May 22, 1934.
She was a cook at Irene's Drive-In.
Rita was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Vicente and Carmen Zavala; sisters, Lola Zavala, and Irene Zavala; brother, Frank Zavala; and brother-in-law, Ernest Armijo.
Rita is survived by her sisters, Maria Zavala and Gloria Armijo, both of Needles; nephew, Tony Armijo (Wayne Kruppner) of Las Vegas, Nevada; nieces, Carrie West (Scott West) of Las Vegas, Nevada and Mia Armijo of Needles, California; great-niece, Milan Armijo of Austin, Texas; and great-nephews, Kale Rockwood and Dade Rockwood of Needles, California, Cole West and Deven West of Las Vegas, Nevada; great niece, Adyn Rockwood of Needles, California; and great-great niece, Alessandra Holmes of Austin, Texas.
Graveside services were held at 9:00 a.m.(CA time) on Friday, January 29, 2021 at the Needles Riverview Cemetery with Father Anthony Bui of St. Ann Catholic Church officiating.
Funeral arrangements were under the care of Desert Lawn Funeral Home, 9250 S. Ranchero Lane, Mohave Valley, Arizona.

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Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10, 2021.
Graveside service
Needles Riverview Cemetery
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