The Arisient Scholarship was established in honor of Rita Conner to support student researchers, doctors, and nurses focusing on Cancer, MDS, and Health Psychology. The scholarship will be administered by GoingMerry, one of the largest scholarship servicing providers in the United States. Your contribution will directly support students performing cutting edge research into critical cancer areas.
Rita Murdoch Conner, 69, of Beaufort, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Hospice House in Greenville, NC.
Rita was born in Morehead City, North Carolina, on May 12, 1952, to Robert and Mayola Murdoch. She graduated from East Carteret High School and obtained an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Carteret Community College.
Her gift of teaching was a blessing to numerous children over the 25 years that she served in various roles in K-12 and Early Childhood Education. Most recently with the United Methodist Church Early Learning Center in Morehead City.
As a talented artist, Rita created colorful stained-glass designs and beautiful paintings. Her green thumb was incredible, and everything she touched grew and prospered under her care.
Cooking was another area she excelled in, she loved preparing meals for family dinners and holiday celebrations. She perfected making her mother’s famous yeast rolls, much to everyone’s pleasure. She loved living on the coast and spending time on the boat. More than anything, Rita was committed to her faith and the love she had for her family.
Please consider making a contribution to support this critical scholarship fund. Any contribution amount will help make a difference.