On August 28, 1938, the world gained little spunk and little spice with the birth of Rita Ann LeBoeuf. Rita was born as Rita Ann Friedlan in Platte Center, Nebraska, the youngest of fourteen children to Fredrick and Elizabeth Friedlan. Rita and her family later moved to Torrington, Wyoming when she was four years old. After finishing high school in Torrington, Wyoming, Rita later moved to Denver, Colorado in 1959 where she met and married first husband Robert “Bob” Adams (1917-1982). After Bob’s passing in 1982, Rita later met and married her second husband Todd LeBoeuf while living in Scottsdale, AZ. Over her 81 years of life, Rita lived in Nebraska, Wyoming, Arizona and Colorado until she gained her heavenly reward to glory to be with the Lord on November 17, 2019. At the time of her passing and death, Rita was living in Littleton, Colorado at the Cherrylynn Healthcare Center.
Rita loved the outdoors and had a great passion for landscaping, plants, flowers, gardening, hiking, sunshine, movies, travel, fast cars. She loved Jesus as her Savior and Lord with all her heart. Rita loved taking a spur of the moment drive to the mountains, exploring the outdoor scenery at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado and she loved going to the Denver Botanical Gardens. An enjoyable afternoon for Rita was going to the movies and bucket of popcorn; my Mom was a major movie buff. Rita also loved her butter pecan, lemon custard ice cream and her French savory crepes. Rita’s favorite place for ice cream with family and friends was at Bonnie Brae Ice Cream Shop in Denver, and she often was very disappointed if they did not have her favorite flavors. Rita always loved a second scoop of butter pecan ice cream, whenever possible; it was her comfortable food and it brought good family memories for her when going to Bonnie Brae Ice Cream Shop. Rita was an extremely loyal and faithful Denver Broncos fan win or lose. Rita’s favorite song that brought joy to her day was “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” by Lou Rawls. Rita’s radiant smile, her laughter and great sense of humor will truly be missed and will always be remembered by anyone that knew her.
Rita leaves behind the legacy of her three children Michael Turner aka “Baby Adams” Robert Adams Jr., Lynne Adams Abreu Martin, Jeffrey Adams; seven grandchildren Lauren Turner, John Michael Turner, Brad Turner, Alex Abreu, Racahel Abreu, Kadarina Adams and Jacqueline Adams; her two surviving siblings; and the countless friends that crossed her path during her life’s journey.
As my Mom and I would say at the conclusion of a conversation, “Love ya" and "Peace out Girl Scout" or "Peace out Boy Scout”. See ya soon in glory Mom, you will never be forgotten!
Written by Jeffrey Adams, her son
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