Rita Munson, 59, of Union Gap, Wash., passed away on Nov. 21, 2011, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born on Jan. 6, 1952, in Beek, Holland, to Johannes and Bernadina (Janssen) Van Houdt.
Rita moved with her family as a baby to Montana, where she spent most of her life. She graduated from Malta High School in Malta, Mont. She worked for First State Bank in Malta before marrying Daryl Munson on Sept. 2, 1972. After living in various places in northeastern Montana, she and Daryl settled down in Havre from 1986 to 2009, after which they moved to Union Gap to be closer...