Hite, Celia "Sally", a lifelong resident of the South Bay, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in Redondo Beach. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Sally was 74 when she left us. She graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1955. Aunt Sally, as she was known by all, was a daycare provider for over 40 years. She helped raise her nieces, nephews and many children in the South Bay. In her younger years she loved bowling with family and friends in leagues and tournaments. She also loved decorating her house each year for Halloween for the kids to enjoy. For the past 7 1/2 years she has been the best Grandma ever to her one and only grandson Marcus, who she played endless hours of army, Lego's and games with. She enjoyed attending her exercise class twice a week at the Redondo Beach Senior Center. Sally liked to socialize and was known for her gift of gab; she could get a stranger’s life story in a ten minute conversation. Sally is survived by daughter Marcia (Lennie) Hall of Redondo Beach, CA; grandson Marcus Hall; sister Carmen Hernandez; brothers Angel Contreras and Raymond Contreras; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years William "Bill" Hite Sr. and son William "Bill" Hite Jr. as well as her parents, Mary and Telesforo Contreras; brothers Louis Contreras and David Contreras and sister Clarita Jenkins. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Monday, April 4, 2011 from 6:00 P.M. with the Rosary service commencing at 7:00 P.M. The Mass Service will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

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  1. Aunt Sally, I am going to miss u. You and Tita raising me and my brother when we were growing up was an experience i will never forget! I love u Aunt Sally Chasie

  2. Dearest Aunt Sally, You will forever be in our thoughts and in our hearts. I will remember all the times you helped take care of me as I was growing up. I will always remember your love for Elvis and our gossip sessions. We will miss you dearly. May you rest in peace. Love always, Lauren

  3. She was so much more than any obiturary can describe. Halloween, by itself, deserves a page. She will be truly missed by everyone that she has loved and loved her back.

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