Rita Marie Rekieta
February 29, 1932 – February 26, 2019
Rita Kenjura Rekieta entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 26. Born in Brenham Texas on February 29, 1932 to Frank and Gertrude Kenjura, she later met and married her lifelong love, Paul Rekieta. While Rita worked the vast majority of her life as a secretary for the District Attorney and as sales manager for Sarah Coventry and Park Lane Jewelry, she took special pride in serving others, be it as a Den mother in the scouts, working with the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, the 50+ club at St. Matthew’s or as an active member of the Altar Society.
While deeply saddened by the death of her beloved husband Paul in 2010, she soldiered on. She was an especially proud mother to Paul and his wife Rhonda, Sharon, and Bob and his wife Celeste. One cannot begin to describe the love she had for her grandchildren, Kristen, Melanie and her husband Riaz, and Nick and his wife Kayla. She especially beamed whenever she thought of or spoke about her great grandchildren - Veronica, Dylan, Camille, Christian, Avery, SylviaMarie, AudreyRose and CeciliaJayne. While her disease prevented her from truly knowing the younger kids her eyes would sparkle and her smile would shine as her arms reached out to embrace them.
Her friends will remember her as avidly working in the Knights of Columbus kitchen, being involved in church functions and arranging bus transportation for gambling trips to Louisiana. Some were also aware of her behind the scenes efforts as there was always an event to plan, a newsletter to write and phone calls to make. And most importantly, all will remember her friendly, welcoming nature, her enthusiastic spirit and her kind and generous soul.
Rita will be dearly missed. Even as her disease progressed, she maintained a sense of family, a sense of love and a sense of purpose. And, oh, how she loved her hamburgers and peach ice cream and her grand dog, Flash.
- Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2019
- Recitation of Rosary Sunday, March 3, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 4, 2019
- Rite of Committal Monday, March 4, 2019
Rita Marie Rekieta
March 2, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Paul, Bob, Sharon and your families. My parents, Al & Virginia, always enjoyed and loved your family. I remember visiting you in 1960 or so and going to a baseball game at the Astrodome. The game lasted about 24 innings and I think we stayed for almost the whole game. I was about 11 years old. I had mentioned that game to Rita several times in later years. I also remember my Dad getting sunburn at the Galveston Beach on that trip. You had a reclining chair that he really enjoyed. That was a beautiful obituary about your mother. She was always so friendly and cheerful. God rest her soul.