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Rita F. Velasquez

March 16, 1941 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Rita R. Velasquez, 80, passed away December 28, 2021. She was born March 16, 1941 in Brawley, CA. She followed Catholic beliefs and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, Morongo Indian Reservation, Banning, CA.

Rita will be missed dearly by her children, Nora Salazar of Beaumont, CA, Lori Campbell of Desert Hot Springs, CA, Elaine Martinez of Banning, CA, Evelyn Gibson of San Antonio, TX, and Sylvia Rios of Beaumont, CA; step-children, Floyd Velasquez of Banning, CA and Deborah Velasquez; twenty-eight grandchildren, sixty-six great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of twenty years, Floyd (Sonny) Velasquez of Banning, CA; parents, Adela and Ralph Reyes of Brawley, CA; and son, Rudolpho Rivera of Beaumont, CA.

A visitation will take place Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wiefels & Son Mortuary in Banning, CA. A funeral and graveside service will take place Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Morongo Indian Reservation in Banning, CA.

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