November 7, 1940 - May 5, 2022
RITA L. PERKINS Nov. 7, 1940 - May 5, 2022 Rita Perkins passed away peacefully in Fairfield, California on May 5, 2022. She was 81 years old. Rita was born in Marion, Kansas on Nov. 7, 1940, to George and Vera Miser. She was raised in Marion, Emporia and Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. She graduated from Chase County Community High School in Cottonwood Falls in 1958. Rita attended Kansas State Teachers College and graduated in 1961. Rita married Kenneth Perkins on Sept. 5, 1960, in Emporia, Kansas. Upon graduating college, they relocated to Santa Ana, California and began her career as a teacher in Buena Park, California in 1965. They moved to Fairfield, raised two children and she taught at the Fairfield Adult School, Armijo High School, and Sullivan Middle School. She retired from teaching in 1995. Upon retirement she picked up several hobbies. She was always staying busy. She loved to sew, knit, needlepoint, paint, make jewelry, travel and read. They had a family home at the Tahoe-Donner Golf Course in Truckee. They enjoyed a lot of great times here with family and friends. Rita always had a love of art. It was a dream of hers to someday take painting lessons and learn what she could upon retirement. She was determined to find an art teacher. After 10 years of lessons and struggles, she found a wonderful outlet for her creative side. She took many workshops and lessons from artists in the Bay Area and from the North Lake Tahoe art center. Her favorite subjects were flowers and landscapes, working with oils, watercolors and some acrylics. Her only regret was that she waited to long to start her life as an artist. She loved to learn and create. She was a member of AAUW-American Association of University Women, retired teachers’ association and the Wednesday Club. Rita is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth; two children, David Perkins from Sparks, Nevada and Ann Pettit from Chico, California; three grandsons, Keith, Kyle and Tanner; and one great-granddaughter, Harmony. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Vera Miser; sister, Carol; and brother, George Robert. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2022, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Burial will be at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, California at a later. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 707-425-4697.
RITA L. PERKINS Nov. 7, 1940 - May 5, 2022 Rita Perkins passed away peacefully in Fairfield, California on May 5, 2022. She was 81 years old. Rita was born in Marion, Kansas on Nov. 7, 1940, to George and Vera Miser. She was raised in Marion,... View Obituary & Service Information
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RITA L. PERKINS
Nov. 7, 1940 - May 5, 2022
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