Rita Villarreal, 84, of Galt died on March 21, 2021 at home following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 2, 1936 in Whittier and had lived in Galt since 1977 after residing in Sanger and Delano.
Rita had been a family service worker for the Galt Community Concilio and attended St. Christopher Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, as well as reading, crossword puzzles, bingo and playing slots at the casino.
Surviving are her sons, Richard Montoya, Manuel Gomez, John-Joe Villarreal, Calletano (Cal) Villarreal, Charlie Villarreal and Robert Villarreal; sister Patsy Lugo; 22 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 at Ben Salas Funeral Home in Galt with a graveside catholic service and burial at the Galt Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.