Rita was born in 1928 in Minnesota to Joseph and Clara. She passed away with her family by her side in Spokane, WA on July 31, 2019. Rita graduated from Melrose High School at the age of 16 and eventually followed two of her six sisters to Washington State where she met her husband, Glenn Beloit, in Clarkston, WA. Rita and Glenn were married in 1951. They moved to Spokane, WA and were married for 60 years. Glenn passed away in 2012. Glenn and Rita had six children: Gordon (passed in 2013) (Carolynn), Dennis (Roxanne), David, Annette (Gary), John, and Mark (Heather). They had 13 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Rita’s life centered around her family and her faith. She was an active member of St. Charles Catholic Church for almost 70 years. She was the best Mom anyone could ask for. She was always home when the kids got home from school and there were always homemade cookies in the cookie jar. Rita will be sorely missed, but we believe she is now in the arms of her loving Father.