Bayfield resident Rita Yvonne Hendricks died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at her home. She was one week shy of her 62nd birthday. She had been fighting cancer but succumbed to pneumonia.
Mrs. Hendricks was born to William and Alma Martin on Dec. 22, 1950, in Artesia, N.M.
As a young woman, she married Chris Hendricks Sr. The couple had two children together before the marriage ended in divorce. Mrs. Hendricks raised her children as a single mother.
She moved to Bayfield about 40 years ago.
Mrs. Hendricks worked at Brenda’s Cafe for 14 years.
She enjoyed fishing and bowling. She was a member of Durango Gunslingers some time ago.
Mrs. Hendricks is survived by her sons Chris Hendricks and Shawn Hendricks, both of Bayfield; sister, Debbie Harris of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and extended family members.
A funeral will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at the Church of Christ, 2011 U.S. Highway 160B, in Bayfield. The Rev. Ray Wallace will officiate. Burial will take place afterward at Pine River Cemetery.