RITA (HANCOCK) BRUMLEY
December 11, 2012
Rita (Hancock) Brumley gave up her fight with Multiple Systems Atrophy on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
Rita was born Nov. 3, 1952 in Prosser to Tom and Pearl Hancock. She completed her schooling in Grandview and lived in the Yakima Valley most of her life.
Rita is survived by daughter, Dannelle Trevino of Houston, Texas; son, Richard (Carla) Trevino of Yakima; daughters, Heather Trevino of Kennewick, Holly Trevino of Hermiston, Ore. and Michelle Cockerham of Kentucky; grandchildren, Tyson and Talyn, Emma and Shelby, Justin and Matthew, Tyler, Bre'Li and Cade; brothers, Theron, Loran, Dean, Ed and Eldon Hancock; three sisters, identical twin, Lita Davis, Mary Mortimore, Theresa Hancock; best friend, Connie Morrow; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Jim and Al.
Rita was a loving mom, grammy, aunt and sister.
She was a strong, independent spirit with a bright smile and a quick wit, who loved to laugh and joke with family and friends.
Rita adored her grandchildren. Her favorite hobby was videotaping them at every opportunity,
Rita loved to cook, share food and recipes with everyone.
Rita enjoyed card games and was not to be disturbed while watching football games on Sunday.
People who knew her in her younger days remember she was a tough second baseman on the slow pitch team and could run hurdles like a champ.
Rita will be remembered by her willingness to pitch in and help people in need. We remember many benefits she participated in, raising money for families in times of crisis.
She was known to spend many hours sitting in hospital rooms with sick friends.
Rita's life is best illustrated in the lyrics of music she loved and created, which she passed on to her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
"Go rest high on that mountain, wish we could see the angel's faces when they hear your sweet voice sing."
A celebration of Rita's life will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 4 p.m. at the VFW in Sunnyside.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to John Vange Memorial Hospice, 1050 W. Elm Ave., Ste. 220, Hermiston, Ore., 97838, or Abundant Care, 811 East Gerone, Echo, Ore., 97826.
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