Rita Hallemann was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 9, 1921. She was married to George Henderson for 67 years who preceded her in death in 2006. Rita passed away at her home on January 5, 2010 at the age of 88 years old. She is survived by her two sons , Michael (Arlene) and Gary (Melanie). She has four granddaughters, Natalie, Shelley, Nicole and Kelly and two great-grandsons, Daniel and Matthew. She loved her family very much. She was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Church for 56 years. She is truly going to be missed. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM. Monday January 11, 2010 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 AM on Tuesday January 12, 2010 at St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance. Burial will follow immediately at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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  1. Michael and Gary: We have lived on Prairie in Lawndale 35 years. A friend put in your mom’s sprinklers a few years ago. I walk our dogs daily by Rita’s house and she often came out to talk. Only 2 weeks ago we had LONG chat in her front yard, then I saw white truck in driveway a few days ago-had no idea she died. She was so sweet – will miss her smiling face and our conversations. PEGGY SIMMONS

  2. Dear family,thank you Garry for your phone call Sunday. For a number of years we spent a Hr. Sat. evening together at St.Catherine’s. Those memories will stay forever in our thoughts. Terry was involved way before me bringing Communion to Rita when she was to Ill to attend mass. Sadly, Terry has lost all memory of that. My wife has olso lost the ability to walk since October. We will make every effort to attend Tuesday’s celebration In church. Your Mom, Gary, has made the final leap to join with Dad; something she tried to do In spirit so often at mass.

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