Aretta ‘Rita’ Collins, born June 27, 1915, passed away on November 19, 2005 at the age of 90 in Antioch, California following a short illness. Rita was born in Newcastle, Utah, the fifth child of Charles Woodruff Tullis and Ethel Lucinda Leavitt. She married Virgil L. Collins on March 25, 1936 and the couple made their home in Southern California for more than 60 years. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003. For the past four years, Rita made her home in Brentwood, California. Rita was employed as a spicer for Luer’s Meat Packing in Vernon, California for more than 28 years before retiring early to care for her mother. Rita was a talented astist who developed a love for painting. She also enjoyed crocheting, making a variety of items. She was an avid card player, who often played pinochle with friends and family. Rita derived a gret deal of enjoyment from her family whom she visited with as much as possible. Rita was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of which she held various positions and was a member of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She was also a member of the Western Association of Leavitt families. Rita is survived by a sister, Afton Moore of Spokane, Washington and a brother, Jerry Tullis of Brentwood, California, as well as many other family members. A memorial service was held at the Brentwood Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 4:00 P.M.