Rita (Lantier) Ogburn, 60, died September 8th, at her residence where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County after battling cancer.
There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date, at a time and place to be announced.
Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Rita was born March 27th, 1961, in Alexandria Bay, the daughter of Fredrick and Helen Page Lantier. She graduated from LaFargeville Central School.
A marriage to George Ogburn ended in divorce.
Rita worked as a custodian at the 1000 Islands Bridge Authority.
She loved the outdoors, especially the river, going 4-wheeling, all animals, especially her dogs, and most importantly spending time with her grandkids and her family.
Surviving is her daughter Celeste, and her companion Joel Forbes, of LaFargeville; one granddaughter, Meerah Forbes, of LaFargeville; Rita’s companion of 22 years, Glen Waldroff; his children, Sara Waldroff of Sackets Harbor, and William (Jaylea) Waldroff, of LaFargeville; his grandsons, Landon, Liam, and Avery Waldroff; one brother, Fredrick, of New Hampshire; three sisters, Deanna Smith, and Susan Lantier, both of Rodman, and Karen (Steve) Thompson, of Albany; nieces and nephews.
One sister, Tina David, and three brothers, David, James, and William Lantier, predeceased her.
Donations can be made in her name to the SPCA of Watertown, 25056 Water Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.