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Rita Jean "Rio" Young, 72

Rita Jean "Rio" Young, 72, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and formerly of River Falls, Wis., passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving November 24, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family, friends and animals by her side.

Rita was born on April 18, 1944, in Red Wing, Minn., to James and Marjorie (Langer) Young.

She graduated from River Falls High school in 1962. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1966, where she raised her two sons. She was a proud grandma of her two grandsons. Rita also enjoyed her animals who never left her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Marjorie Young; and sister Diane Olson.

Rita is survived by her sons, Steven Carr, and James (Diane) Irwin; her two grandsons, Paul Irwin and Jaymz Irwin; aunt, Donna "Dot" Schommer; brother-in-law, Robert Olson Sr.; nephew, Robert Olson Jr.; niece, Heidi (Brad) Molitor; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls. Interment will be at St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery following Mass.