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Farley, Rita Ann

Courtesy photoRita Ann Farley

Rita Ann Farley found peace and comfort Sept. 5, 2007.

Born in New York City, July 25, 1927 to Margarite and Thomas Kilcommons. Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Edward (Ned) Farley; her prince of four years, Willis (Bill) Brewer; her parents, and her brother, Maury Kilcommons.

Surviving family includes Thomas and Joan Kilcommons; Maureen and Malcolm Carolan; Gene and Jean Kilcommons; Catherine Rogers; John Kilcommons; Herta Kilcommons; Dian Raymond; Ann Wyatt; Ned Farley and Mike Klim; Paddy Farley; Barbara Brucker; Beverly, Rand, Laura, and Ryan Masteller; and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

Rita was an inspiration to everyone she met, and everyone she met was blessed for meeting her. Lucky are those who joined Rita in her own celebration of life for her 80th birthday.

Rita will rest in peace in a few of her favorite places and Sunnyside Cemetary, Coupeville, Wash. Rita’s ashes will be placed at the gravesite in a family gathering.

A celebration of Rita’s life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Coupeville’s Tyee Restaurant, following the Sunday mass in Coupeville’s St. Mary’s Church at 11:15 a.m. A celebration of life will also be planned in Tahoe City.

A big thank you to everyone who ever had contact with Rita for the kindness and gentle care extended to her. To mention only a few: the Tahoe City paramedics/fire dept., Tahoe Forest E.R./nursing/aide staff, Tahoe Forest home health staff, Tahoe Truckee Medical Group, special care givers, Alpine Taxi, Safeway staff, and all you wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your local hospice society.

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