Celebration of Life Service for Rita Catherine Turley, 60,
of Richmond, Texas will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday,
January 27, 2007 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in
Rita was born November 24, 1946 in St.
Louis, Missouri to Lucas Lanza and Catherine Ferlinga Lanza.
She taught school for 31 years serving the Lamar
Consolidated School District for 25 of those years. She was
a child advocate who cared for, loved and supported her
students. She enjoyed playing bridge and other card games
and taking care of her dogs. She passed away January 18,
2006 in Houston, Texas.
She is survived by her husband, Ron
Turley; her parents Lucas and Catherine Lanza; along with
her cousins, her aunt and uncle and numerous close friends.
To honor Rita’s request, please omit
flowers and make donations to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,
P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas, 77210, American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 570127, Houston, Texas. 77257, any animal
welfare program or to the charity of your choice benefiting
Tributes and words of condolence may be
left for the family at
Service arrangements are under the
direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B. F. Terry
Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas, 77471, 281-341-8800.
In addition to all her many ex-students and family, Rita
will be mourned and greatly missed by her card-playing