Rita Faye Goldston 1934-2019
Rita Faye Goldston, fifth child to Oscar and Elvie Latham, born August 14th, 1934 in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. She entered eternal life July 17th, 2019 at the age of 84 in Otis, Colorado. Rita married Don Wilson Hawkins in 1956. Rita and Don together were the proud parents of three children, Donna Faye, Don Jr. and Kenneth Wayne. Don opened his arms and heart to Rita’s four children from a previous relationship, Gary, Kenny, Bobbie and Rusty. Rita and Don raised their children, in the Oklahoma City area until Don lost his short battle with leukemia in 1973.
In 1981 Rita married Ronald Jay Goldston in Seminole, where they made their home, and moved to Seiling in 1986. They moved to Taloga in 1991. The couple resided in Taloga, Oklahoma for many years until his unforeseen death in 2008.
Rita was known for her Oklahoma roots, from her love of family, her southern hospitality and of course her talent for cooking. Rita was well known in her family for her amazing Thanksgiving spread. Rita enjoyed reading, gardening, quilting, and the chance to test her luck on a slot machine. One of Rita’s all-time favorite past times was to watch sports especially when it came to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and anything to do with the OU Sooners! And let’s not forget the many hours spent playing solitaire on her smart phone.
Rita relocated to Otis, Colorado with her daughter Donna Hawkins to be closer to family. Rita enjoyed the daily visits by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Elvie Latham, her brothers Coy, Toy and Kendall Latham, sister Alla Mae Latham, husbands Don Hawkins and Ronald Goldston. Her Sons Don Jr. and Rusty. Her Sister-In-Law Christine Shelton (Hawkins). Nephews Coy Neil Latham and William Dale Latham. Niece Sharon Kay Latham and nephew Dale Shelton and Larry Scott Shelton.
She is survived by her sons Gary, Kenny, Kenneth and Bobby. Her daughter Donna Hawkins and her children: Jennifer Brandon her kids, Dawson and Megan; Steffanie Cross and Husband Sam, and their children, Stacie, Seth and Samuel. Jessica Brophy and Michael Brophy. Step daughter Ronna Goldston and her children: Preston and Destiny, step sons Ronald Goldston Jr and his children Trey, Kayla and Zack; Jesse Goldston. Her favorite nieces Courtney Wyrick (Shelton), Carla Campbell (Latham), Donna Stone (Latham), Norma Latham, Patricia Brown (Latham) Doris Latham and her nephew Larry Latham. Sister in law’s Jeanie Barbee (Hawkins) Gayla Weldon (Hawkins).
A graveside service will be held Brumfield Cemetery in Seiling, Oklahoma July 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., with a lunch to follow.
Donations can be made to Hospice of the Plains in Rita’s memory, 615 W 8th Street, Wray, CO 80758.