Rita Young the Mother of Broken Bow

I have typed and deleted this 5 times. Where does one begin when it comes to Aunt Rita, the Mother to all. I do not believe there will ever be a perfect place to start or end. Rita had the biggest smile and laugh there was. She could whip you in shape and make you think you can conquer the world all in a minute. She gave great hugs. I know because one day during my Junior year of High School I was having a really bad day, not only did she call my mom and tell her to get up to the school, she also came in and hugged me and held me until I calmed down. If I ever needed anything I knew I could go to the office and Ms. Rita would help me. I know you all have your stories to share and I have way more than this one. But this is the one that came to mind today.

I am asking you to help give Ms. Rita the best Celebration of life that we can. If you have $1- $1k I ask you to consider donating on the behalf of Rita Young, and after your donate I ask that you would leave a comment with a memory you have of Ms. Rita,  (Aunt Rita). This is not a time to mourn, but a time to celebrate the life of Rita. She will leave big shoes to fill and a void in her community, but she would not want us to be sad, but to remember her and who she was. 

Now, I leave you with...

If you have ever been to Rita's and left hungry it was your fault. 

If you have ever played any sport in Broken Bow she is the women behind those booster clubs who cheered the loudest and worked the hardest. 

If you ever needed someone to listen she was there, but if you ask for her advice you better be prepared... 

Now it is your turn, go give and share. Be the Ms. Rita to someone in your world. 

*We will also be setting up a local Memorial Fund and will have more information on that later tomorrow.


  • Kirbie Chester
    • $150 
    • 7 yrs


Gloria Silva Bridges
Broken Bow, OK

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