OBITUARY: Rita Hinojos

Rita Hinojos passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. She was 68.

Rita was born May 22, 1951, in Newton to Ines and Nancy (Estrada) Arellano where she lived her life until passing.

Rita was a devoted mother and grandmother who took pride in her family; her door was always open when in need of laughs, advice and food. She enjoyed the holidays and making up holidays allowing her large extended family to gather. Rita’s greatest delight in life was cooking for her grandchildren and being active in their lives.

She is survived by her sons Vince Saenz, Socorro Hinojos Jr. and Richardo Hinojos; her 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her husband Socorro Hinojos, sisters Juanita Rosalez, Mary Arellano, Patricia Arellano, brother Tony Arellano, aunt Pat Estrada, uncle Larry Estrada and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was proceeded in death by her parents and grandmother Juana Arellano.

Viewing and visitation  will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at St Mary Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Nicholas Voelker, celebrant. A graveside committal will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.