Rita Phyllis Nolan, 87, passed away on 27 July 2014 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA. She was born on 23 June 1926 in Unity, PA to the late Nick and Mary Moss.
Rita grew up in Pleasant Unity where she met and married James (Jim) Q. Nolan, Sr. Jim enlisted in the United States Army and Rita joined him as an Army wife for 27 years. They were happily married for 66 years. They raised 3 children while being assigned around the world to places like Alaska (when it was a territory), Japan, Germany, and Turkey. Rita was a recognized volunteer for the Red Cross, the Army Community Service, and the Military Council of Catholic Women. She was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Fort Lee Officer's Women's Bowling League for 40 years. She enjoyed bridge, golf, bowling, Bunco, and most importantly her three children, six grandchildren and two great grandbabies.
Rita is survived her son, James Q. Nolan, Jr and his wife Debbie Nolan of Miami, FL; daughters, Karen M. Nolan and husband Ted Richardson of Cumming, GA, Rita Selman and husband Brad Selman of Eden Prairie, MN; sister-in-Law Betty Constantine of Greensburg, PA; grandchildren, Alyssa and Stephen Carlson, Jeffrey and Dana Nolan, Devin and Abbey Shoupe, Jake Nolan, Matthew Selman and Alexis Selman and great grandchildren Sam and Sylvie Carlson.
Rita was preceded in death by her husband James Q, Nolan, Sr.
A funeral service will be held at McDonald & Son Funeral Home 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The family will be greeting friends and relatives prior to the service from 5:00 - 7:00pm.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Embracing Hospice http://embracinghospicecare.org/foundation.asp or mail 8013 Majors Rd, Cumming, GA to The Embracing Hospice Care Foundation for Life.
Arrangements by McDonald & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Dr., Cumming, GA 30040 770.886.9899