Wednesday, November 4, 2015

RIP Rita Stetson



RIP Rita Stetson

Newport News Daily Press
November 4, 2015

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Rita Claire Johnson, 85, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015. She was a native of Lakewood, Ohio and was a resident of Burbank, CA before moving to Newport News in 2001. Rita was a film and television actress appearing in Judgement at Nuremberg, My Fair Lady, numerous Elvis Presley movies, Esther William's movies and Aqua Shows. Television work included Gunsmoke and I Love Lucy. She was a model for the Ford Modeling Agency and was Miss Yankee Stadium. Rita was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Agnes Stetson and 2 brothers Robert and William Stetson. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Edward Louis Johnson; a son Christopher Martin Johnson; a daughter Katie Kim Johnson Collins and her husband Kenneth; and 4 grandchildren, Cooper and Aaron Johnson and Kendra and Kaelan Collins. A private memorial service will be held in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.


STETSON, Rita (Rita Claire Stetson-Johnson)
Born: 1920, Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: 11/2/2015, Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.

Rita Stetson’s westerns – actress:
Gunsmoke (TV) ?

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