Rita Parrett, 71, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, in The Dalles, Ore. Rita was born Nov. 25, 1943, in Tonasket, Wash., to Clifford E. and Viola Mae (Spieth) Parrett, one of four children. She lived in Orville, Wash., and moved to The Dalles, Ore., in 1945.
She enjoyed playing catch, books, going for rides in the car and loved spending time with her family.
Rita is survived by her older sister, Loveta Ziegenbein, of Hood River, Ore., younger sister, Karen Thorsen, of Longview, Wash.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; her friends and caretakers at the Nevada House in The Dalles and dear friend and caregiver of many years, Cathy Cartwright.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Parrett Sr.; mother, Viola Parrett; brother, Clifford Parrett Jr.; and brother-in-law Gene Thorsen.
Services are planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Pine Grove Butte Cemetery, 2687 Van Horn Drive, Hood River.
Memorial donations are suggested to be given in Rita’s name to Heart of Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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