Rita Dell Heinze

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Rita Dell Heinze peacefully passed away Oct. 11, 2020 surrounded by her family in Graham Texas. McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rita was born Aug. 18, 1940 to George and Dulsie Howard in Paron Arkansas. Rita of was one of eight children.

Rita married her Marine Sweetheart, Donald R Heinze, Feb. 20, 1959. Together they owned and operated several RV Parks in Texas. Some of their favorite memories being from Rock Creek Camp at Possum Kingdom Lake and Lost Creek RV Park which they built together in Stephenville, Texas. They enjoyed meeting and serving many customers and friends throughout the years.

Rita is survived by her husband Don Heinze of Graham Texas. Her sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Danny Reynolds of Prattsville, Arkansas. Her daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Ronnie Hurst of Graham. Her son Don Heinze Jr. and Deressa Smiddy of Hot Spring, Arkansas. Her Grandson Cooper Heinze and McKenzie Brown of Lafayette Louisiana. Her Granddaughter and spouse, Tommi Dawn and Cody Chapman, children, Hayden, Rylan, Dax, Kaylee and Cason of Graham. Granddaughter and spouse, Addison and Eric Swiger, children, Hannah, Cory, Hallie, Ethien and Lindsey of Graham. Rita is also survived by several precious nieces and nephews. Rita loved and adored being “Meme” to all of her children.

Due to the current COVID situation, Rita’s family has decided to hold a private family celebration of her life. Should friends desire, a memorial or contribution may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital as this organization was very dear to Rita’s heart.

The Graham Leader

620 Oak Street
P.O. Box 600
Graham, Texas 76450
Phone: (940) 549-7800
Fax: (940) 228-0589