Rita Diana Lyster, 85, passed away April 12, 2018. Survived by sister, Marie Andrews; niece, Jennifer Reed; grandnieces, Allison, Jessica, Erica and Stephanie of Michigan; grandnephew, Thomas Andrews; and cousin, Jill Stevens. Preceded in death by father, Tomijero Nakasato; mother, Dorothy Goodings; brother, Anton Goodings; sister, Joan Goodings, niece, Susan Burke; and brother-in-law, Jerome Andrews. Rita attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif. and received a Bachelors in Philosophy from University of Detroit in Michigan and was a member of the Bowlero Bowling Club in Pueblo. The family would like to express their appreciation for St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Sharmar Village Care Center for the professionalism, empathy and great care Rita received while at each location, above and beyond what was expected. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Rita was such a joyous person who added spark to the SilverSneakers classes. She has been and will always be missed by the YMCA family.

  2. The senior bowlers of the Golden Silvers League at Bowlero have missed Rita for many months. She would sometimes go to lunch after bowling with Violet Chavez and I and we really enjoyed her company! She was such a nice person and we thoroughly enjoyed her company. She is missed.

  3. I knew Rita from the YMCA. She once took me to lunch as a thank you for some lemon curd I made that reminded her of her mom. She was a dear and fascinating person. I so hoped to get to know her better. I have missed her for months and sorely regret missing that opportunity.

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