Rita Rhe Chuvala

November 23, 1933 - October 24, 2010

Rita Rhe Chuvala, 76, of Albuquerque, found complete healing from Alzheimer's Disease and all other effects of sin on October 24, 2010, and now rests with her Lord.

She is survived by her sons, Keith Gordon Chuvala and his wife Sharon of Friendswood, Texas, and Kevin Scott Chuvala of Durango, Colorado; by her grandchildren, Patrick Michael and wife Amy, Timothy Christian, Andrew Kent, Christopher Stephen, and Holly Nicole Chuvala (children of Keith and Sharon); by her brother, Terrance J. Scott and his wife Alfides ("Blackie"), and her stepmother Feijka (Bleeker) Scott, all of Albuquerque; her stepchildren Ray Chuvala and his wife Marlene of Arizona, Richard Chuvala and Ysabel Chuvala, both of Idaho, and Lynne Kearney of Connecticut, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, located in New Mexico, Colorado and Pennsylvania. Rita was preceded in death by her Mother, her Father, and her dear husband Stephen.

Rita was born on November 23, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, New York to Gordon J. and Gloria D. (Walker) Scott. Rita met Stephen Chuvala while playing badminton -- by all accounts, rather badly! The two "courted" and married on January 30, 1959, settling down in Danbury, CT where they lived, worked, and reared two sons until Steve's retirement in 1976. After retirement the family moved to Albuquerque, where they enjoyed living close to family. Rita was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Rita worked as a secretary for many years, and ended her career with long tenure in civil service, working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Social Security Administration, and the last 15 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she was a supervisor in the Centralized Transcription Unit in Albuquerque.

A graveside service will be held for Rita on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Sandia Memory Gardens Cemetery 9500 San Pedro NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rita's name to The Alzheimer's Association , www.alz.org.

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