Obituaries & Tributes

Rita Lorraine (Sabin) Workman

Rita Lorraine (Sabin) Workman, 84, passed away of natural causes at home in Lindon, Utah, on May 18, 2020. All who knew her were touched by her service, love and positive spirit.

She was born Oct. 14, 1935, in Heyburn, Idaho, to Arthur and Verna Sabin. Rita was the youngest of four siblings and was known for her outgoing nature.

Rita married her high school sweetheart, Wayne, in 1955 and moved to Cottage Grove, Oregon, where they raised five children. She was an excellent homemaker, breadmaker and bookkeeper as they bought and renovated rental homes and owned and managed an adult foster home for veterans. Rita and her husband eventually relocated to Albany, Oregon, to be near their sons, and then in 2015 to Lindon, Utah, to be near their daughter.

Rita was preceded in death by her sister, Melba Damico and her youngest son, Mitchell. She is survived by her husband Wayne, daughters Mary (Blair) Kent, Deedra (David) Hansen, and sons Thomas (Penny) and Jerry (Caroline). Rita will be missed dearly by her 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the local arrangements.



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