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Rita Hucko


Last updated 7/7/2015 at Noon

Rita Darleen Boyett Hucko, 65, of Orange, passed away Monday, July 6, at The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation in Orange, following an illness.

Born on March 1, 1950 in Orange, to Melvin Boyette and Elizabeth Ann (Chandler) Boyett, she was a lifelong resident of the Orange and Bridge City areas and worked as a custodian at the Bridge City Intermediate School. Rita was a member of Community Church in Orange and MacArthur Heights Baptist Church in Pinehurst. She will be remembered as a lady of very strong faith who enjoyed praying and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.

Rita is preceded in death by her father; sister, Jenni Taylor and cousin, William Dickey.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Colleen Nichole Simmons and husband, Scott and Rachel Freeman, all of Orange; mother, Elizabeth Ann Boyett; sister, Becky Platt and husband, Ronnie, all of Bridge City; brother, Melvin Boyett, Jr. and granddaughter, Jaycie Wilson, both of Orange and numerous nieces, nephews extended family and a host of friends.

Services to honor Rita’s life will be at 6:30 P.M. Friday, July 10, in the chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with the Rev. Matt Chandler, officiating.

A gathering of Rita’s family and friends will be from 4:30 until 6:30 Friday at the funeral home.

Cremation was held prior to the services and condolences may be expressed to the family at


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