Rita Moreno Passes Away at 52

Rita Moreno

Rita Ann Moreno of Irrigon passed away in Irrigon on Oct. 17, 2021 at the age of 52.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1969 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Jesse and Eloise Moreno.

Rita grew up and attended her schooling in Blythe, Calif. In 1995 she moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where she studied to receive her certified nursing certification. She worked as a CNA throughout her career in hospitals and nursing homes, and for hospice organizations in Nevada and Eastern Oregon. In 2009, she moved from Las Vegas to Boardman and had resided in Irrigon since 2018.

Rita volunteered for the Gleaners in Boardman three days a week, and she attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Boardman. She loved spending time with her daughter, Lucy and her two dogs, Yogi and Nena.

She is survived by her daughter, Lucy Moreno Pena; one brother; and one sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Recitation of the rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 78922 Olson Road S.E., Boardman.

A funeral Mass will follow beginning at 10 a.m., also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Burial will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Irrigon.

To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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