Rita Turner-Wagener, formerly of Grass Valley, passed away peacefully Aug. 27 at her home in Oakland. She was 88.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, at Grand Lake Gardens, 401 Santa Clara Avenue in Oakland.

Rita was born July 10, 1920. She was a loving, generous and thoughtful woman with a wonderful sense of humor. Her family was the center of her universe and she was its guiding spirit. She will be deeply missed and will live forever in the hearts of all who knew her.

Rita is survived by her husband, H. Heath Wagener; her two daughters Charlotte Martinelli and Pamela Truran; her three grandchildren Claire Lundberg, Jaime Pink and Jimmy Truran; two great-grandsons Brandon and Connor Pink, and her sister, Georgia McCaleb.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Ted Turner of Grass Valley.

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