Rita Annette Galli, 64, entered into Heaven on Aug. 25, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Michael Galli; children, Chad (Karron) Heaton of Colorado Springs, Heather Heaton of Pueblo, Trevor (Gillian) Heaton of Parker, Tyler (Melodi) Heaton of Denver, Jennifer (Kevin) Anderson of Lawrence, Kan. and Jacqueline (Gerald) Galli of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Landon, Logan, Mariah (Denton), Brynlee, Brooke, Reid, Benjamin, Reagan and Britain; sisters, Patricia (Russ) Longgrear and Marcia Berger; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Catherine Berger. Rita was born March 10, 1950, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Her family soon after moved to Pueblo where she was raised. She worked for Colorado Bluesky as an in-home caregiver and volunteered for Sangre De Cristo Hospice and the Pueblo Zoo. Rita adored her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed many hobbies, including gardening, crafts, and sewing. Rita was a longtime, active member of Temple Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and was involved in various ministries throughout her life. Viewing, 4 to 6 pm Monday, Sept. 1st, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Celebration of Life service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Temple Baptist Church. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about Rita passing. She always had a cheerful attitude when I saw her. I loved her personality. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I had met her when I was in heading into my teenage years. My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband, kids and the rest of her family. Anna Thompson

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Rita passing. She always had a cheerful attitude when I saw her. I loved her personality. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I had met her when I was in heading into my teenage years. My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband, kids and the rest of her family. Anna Thompson

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. It is a loss for anyone who ever met Rita. Her ready smile and friendly manner will be greatly missed.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. She certainly left this life far too early. As all of you kids know, we knew Rita since high school and early on, spent quite a bit of time with Randy and Rita. She was one of the sweetest people to have graced this earth and she loved her children beyond measure.
    We know it must be devastating to have lost your mom so early and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Be assured, she will be watching over you.
    Love to all of you,
    George and Toni Garza

  5. We are so sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. She certainly left this life far too early. As all of you kids know, we knew Rita since high school and early on, spent quite a bit of time with Randy and Rita. She was one of the sweetest people to have graced this earth and she loved her children beyond measure.
    We know it must be devastating to have lost your mom so early and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Be assured, she will be watching over you.
    Love to all of you,
    George and Toni Garza

  6. What a sweet spirit Rita had.
    Most of my memories of Rita are from Liberty Baptist Church. I looked up to both Pam and Rita during my teen years. During this time, when you said Rita, the name Randy was not far behind. And in their marriage, 4 beautiful children were born. And in all four children you can see a little of each of them. I know that times are different now, but our history and who we are remains the same. I pray for family healing during this very difficulty time. May you reflect on how very precious and short our time together is and how important family relationships are as they make us who we are today.
    God bless you and keep you safe as you continue through your life’s journey.
    Love always,
    Lisa Frazier (Larratt)

  7. What a sweet spirit Rita had.
    Most of my memories of Rita are from Liberty Baptist Church. I looked up to both Pam and Rita during my teen years. During this time, when you said Rita, the name Randy was not far behind. And in their marriage, 4 beautiful children were born. And in all four children you can see a little of each of them. I know that times are different now, but our history and who we are remains the same. I pray for family healing during this very difficulty time. May you reflect on how very precious and short our time together is and how important family relationships are as they make us who we are today.
    God bless you and keep you safe as you continue through your life’s journey.
    Love always,
    Lisa Frazier (Larratt)

  8. My thoughts and My Prayers Are with you in this time !! A sweet spirit went Home to be with Jesus !! She will always be with you all , watching over you and when you feel down just Remember she is there holding your hand and saying its all OK !! Blessings love you all !!!

  9. My thoughts and My Prayers Are with you in this time !! A sweet spirit went Home to be with Jesus !! She will always be with you all , watching over you and when you feel down just Remember she is there holding your hand and saying its all OK !! Blessings love you all !!!

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