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OBIT: Rita Gamez

Rita Gamez, 96, of Cresco, Iowa passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in Rochester, MN.

Rita Gamez, born to Jose and Rosa Zavala in Hondo, Texas on September 16th, 1925, left this earth to be taken into the arms of Jesus. She joins her husband of 65 years, Daniel Gamez and deceased sons Ruben and Daniel Jr. Rita is survived by her children, daughter and son in-laws: Johanna Gamez (Ruben), Glenda Gamez (Daniel Jr.), Charles and Mary Gamez, Rosa Lopez, Josephine (Richard) Cummings, Adolph and Jolene Gamez, David and Lila Gamez, Diane Gamez Grandia and Denise Gamez/ Daniel Horn among many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Rita leaves a legacy of inspirational faith, dedicated to prayer and of reading her Bible. Her faith and belief in her Lord and Savior is a testimony to her nine children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rita exemplified the meaning of walking with Jesus every day to the best of her ability. You always knew you could depend on her to pray for you. She was the prayer warrior for our family and others. Her life was driven by her desire to praise and honor her Savior.

Rita was a talented seamstress, immaculate housekeeper, cook and homemaker. Rita and her husband Daniel were known in the community as the owners of the Auto Farm business. Daniel and Rita together left a legacy of hard work, integrity and generosity to their family and others. Rita had a special way of making her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren feel special. Our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother will be missed by her family and others who were fortunate to have known her and to have been loved by her. She leaves one of her favorite verses for us: Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 NKJV).

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