Rockport - Rita J. (Wyatt) Beck, 86, of Rockport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, December 13, 2017, at the Den Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 12, 1931, daughter of the late James and Beryl (Mercer) Wyatt, and moved to San Diego in 1972, where she spent most of her life.
She graduated high school in 1948 and was valedictorian of her class.
Rita was employed for over 35 years at Pacific Bell as an engineer, where she was a proud member of the Telephone Pioneers. She loved gardening, drawing, and watching birds. She was also an avid reader and loved doing crossword puzzles. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Finlan of Rockport, and three grandchildren; son, Russell Gerber of San Diego, Calif.; and her brother, Steven Wyatt and his wife Carol of Arizona.
She was predeceased by her sister, Phyllis Poloutizian; brother, Rod Wyatt; and son-in-law, Bard-Alan Finlan.
Her memorial service will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Beech Grove Cemetery, Rockport.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Wellspring House, 302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.
For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 10, 2018