Rita Ponce

October 3, 1921 ~ November 18, 2019 (age 98)


On Monday, November 18, 2019. Rita Ponce Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother passed away in West Valley, Utah at the age of 98.

Born October 3, 1921, in Jansen Colorado to Jose Matias and Maria Ascension Rebeterano.  Grandma was preceded in death by both her parents, daughters Isabella and Frances Martinez, and all her siblings Manuel, Felix, and Refelita.  Rita outlived all family members of her generation.

Rita had a special love of life and was the 1st of five generations. She was raised Catholic and was very devoted to her faith, praying her rosary daily. She loved music, singing, dancing, playing bingo, watching with John Wayne, Chuck Norris, and Little House on the Prairie but most of all she loved family gatherings with great food, music, laughter and sharing her life stories with her grandkids.

Rita will be missed dearly by all that knew her. She leaves behind Daughter Maria Ortiz (Gilbert Ortiz), 30 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and hundreds of nephews and nieces. Grandma, we love you “a bushel and a peck” and we’ll be “Seeing You Later Alligator “.

Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11 am at St Joseph Catholic Church, 514 24th St, Ogden, UT.  Friends may meet with family Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm with Rosary at 7:30 pm at Aaron's Mortuary, 496 24th St, Ogden, UT.




To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rita Ponce, please visit our floral store.


November 21, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aaron's Mortuary
496 24th St
Ogden, UT 84401

Funeral Mass
November 22, 2019

11:00 AM
St Joseph Catholic Church
514 24th St
Ogden, UT 84404

© 2020 Aaron's Mortuary & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS