Rita Ann Crossland

Nov 17, 1923 - Jan 4, 2011


Born November 17, 1923 in San Francisco, died peacefully surrounded by her family on January 4, 2011. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Archie Crossland. She is survived by her children Kevin Crossland (Francesca Kirkpatrick) and Colleen Crossland Quinn (Frank), and grandchildren Emily Crossland Schroeder (Todd), Ryan Crossland, and Joseph and Mary Quinn. After graduating from St. Rose Academy in San Francisico and Magna Cum Laude from Holy Names Academy in Oakland, Rita applied her keen wit and intellect to everything she did. She was active in community service, assisting with the early days of the Renaissance Ball for Christian Brothers High School and volunteering in neighborhood initiatives. She was a supportive partner to her husband in his successful clothing business, Bonney and Gordon. With over 50 years residing in Sacramento, Rita was a member of the Del Paso Country Club and the Sutter Club. She loved politics, sports (especially the Cal Bears), entertaining for friends and family, and her strong Catholic faith. She will be remembered as a loving, dignified, and resilient woman. A loyal and true friend to many, especially her family, she will be deeply missed. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8th, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3159 Land Park Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Christian Brothers High School or a charity of choice. Published in The Sacramento Bee from January 6 to January 7, 2011 Follow this Obituary
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Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624

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