Rita Rheé 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 ,