Rita C. Young
June 24, 1920 – November 21, 2013

Sublimity – Rita, 93, died November 21 in Sublimity. She was born in Sublimity and lived here all of her life, for over 60 years in the same house. Rita worked as an assistant post master for over 25 years for the United States Postal Service. She was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Jude’s Circle, Sublimity Quilters and Sublimity Archives. Rita volunteered for many years at the Stayton Food Bank and enjoyed helping people. She loved quilting, cooking, especially pastries, was a wonderful historian and role model.

Rita married Cecil Young on March 27, 1947 in Reno, NV, he preceded her in death on May 29, 1993. She is survived by children: Karen (Larry) Johnson of Kingman, AZ, Kenneth (Maureen) Young of Stayton, Jannell (Rodney) Weitman of Union, and Lisa (Darin) Silbernagel of Monmouth; sister: Doris Owen of Sublimity; grandchildren: Heather Middleton, Travis Young, Jaime Keeling, Shane Young, Mandy Jundt, and Rose Cokeley; great-grandchildren: Olivia, Hudson, Rowan, Kellen, AnneDee, Colin and Casey. She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna Schachtsick.

Viewing will be Sunday, November 24 from 4-8 pm at North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton. Vigil/Rosary will be Sunday, November 24 at 6:00 pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, November 26 at 11:00 am both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity, where she was a member all her life. Contributions may be made to Regis High School or St. Boniface Catholic Church. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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