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.
Jacinta and Jerry Wood
Glen, Will and Jaylea, Sara and Celeste and family,
Rita will be missed by many. Especially her infectious laugh.
I know how much she enjoyed her grandchildren and how
much they enjoyed her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Jerry and Jacinta
Condolences to Rita’s family. We were part of the marching band back in the day. I shared rides with her one summer going to summer school. I knew her to be a person full of life. I’m so sorry to hear she has left us way to soon. My heart is with you all and may your memories comfort you.
Leslie Brown Varner
Larry & Kelly Haukaas
Rita was such a great lady, mom, and good friend – always smiling. Our sincere condolences to her daughter Celeste, and her entire family. Been a long time since we have seen Rita, but the memories are unforgettable. May God bless her and her family. RIP Rita.
Larry & Kelly Haukaas
To the Lantier and Waldroff families,
So sorry for your loss. May good memories bring you comfort. God Bless.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Lantier and Waldorf families. Her beautiful smile and sweet laughter will surly be missed.
Linda Wells Hurteau
Pat & Gerry Dewey
Glen, Celeste and family: we are all lucky to call Rita our friend. She has a heart bigger than anyone I have ever known. I am a better person for having known her.
Glenn, myself and Patti are so very sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. We sending our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers to you and all the family. Hope to see you soon. Wishing only the best.
Celeste and family, please know we are thinking of you and wishing for serenity as you move through the difficult days ahead. We love you❤
Celeste and Family, truly sorry for your loss. Im so fortunate to have had the time we spent together. She was definitely a woman that everyone should have gotten to meet. Ill never forget the 2 times I hung out with her. She instantly made me feel like family. We laughed and talked like we knew eachother for years. When I visited her and Glenn in NY we had a phenomenal experience and I will never forget how beautiful it was there. RIP my beautiful friend. You are so loved.
So Thankful for All of the “Momories”that you will cherish. They will be forever in your heart. We Love You and Your Beautiful Family .
Steve and Vanessa Ferjet Adams
Glen and family:
We are so very sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. Through the years, we planned high school reunions together and were at some of the same events. She was always warm, kind and welcoming. She was the type of person that you knew would welcome you in if you knocked on her door. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Maribeth & Sarah McFadden and the Sourwine family
Celeste, Glenn, and family, Deepest sympathy upon your loss. Rita was a great gal. A visit with her always brought a smile and a laugh. Remembering Harvest Dinners and school activities/sports. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so very sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. Know she is now with the lord and shining as bright in heaven as she did on earth. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family as they go though this difficult time. She is now watching over you all.
Glenn and family
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Rita. I have fond memories of Rita and Especially always laughing which was so infectious. My prayers go with you all. God has a special place for her, she’ll have other souls laughing.