– Rita, 77, died November 12 at
her home in Stayton, surrounded with the love of her family. She
was born in Newton, KS and moved to Oregon as a child. She grew
up in the Stayton/Sublimity area and returned after raising her
family in Albany.
graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1957. She married
Gerald “Jerry” Noack on June 17,
1961 in Reno, NV. Rita owned and operated Country Classics gift
shop in Sublimity. She enjoyed collecting chicken memorabilia
and spending time with her grandchildren who all say “No one
left grandma's house hungry.” She made everyone who came into
her home feel welcome.
is survived by her husband: Jerry of Stayton; daughter: Tina
Greiner of Albany; brothers: Rodney Watts (Diane) of Klamath
Falls and Larry Watts (Donna) of Salem; sister: Dolores
Heuberger of Stayton; Grandchildren Brandon Noack (Jessica) of
Madras, William Soto (Chelsea) of Salem, James Hettick of San
Diego and Katherine Greiner-O’Shanan of Portland, 3
great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and just as many
“adopted” kids who all referred to her as mom or grandma,
but never just Rita.
services will be held at her request. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.