The beloved Rita Joanne Mannion Meadows passed away on November 11, 2022.

She was born in Aberdeen, WA on November 9, 1941. She was raised by her parents John and Ann Mannion in Hoquiam, WA. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, kindergarten to 8th grade. After completing Hoquiam High School, she went on to graduate from Gray’s Harbor Junior College. She then attended and graduated from Peterson Business School in Seattle. She also attended Consumnes River College while raising two young children. Although she had several occupations in her lifetime, she was proud to have retired from the State of California after many dedicated years with the EDD.

She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, brother, and son. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Katherine Meadows, Galt; Melanie Sharp, Galt; and one sister Patricia Duncan, Olympia. She is also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Rita was a wonderful Catholic woman who loved her ministry at St. Christopher here in Galt. She assisted in ensuring the sick and elderly in the community received communion and ministries. Her strong faith in God was the foundation upon which she built her life. May God welcome her into the Kingdom of Heaven with open arms.

Among her many hobbies, she enjoyed reading, painting, bingo, and celebrating holidays with her family. She was fond of her Avon business and the people she was connected to by it. She had owned a pet store on Lincoln Way during the early part of the 90’s.

Rita had spent the last 32 years in Galt and was very active in her community. There wasn’t a volunteer position offered to her that she ever denied. Her strong faith and love kept her busy helping where ever she could. Rita was a volunteer for the CAPS with the Galt Police Department. She loved to go to schools and read to the children. She was a member and past President of the Galt Senior Club. She was a member of the Valley Oaks Grange and served as Treasurer for several years. She was a Red Hat, as well as being active with many other local groups and activities.

The family suggests any memorials be made to St. Christopher Catholic Church or to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association in her name.

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