Rita Goins Obituary

Rita  Goins
Rita Goins

October 9, 1934 - March 1, 2020
Born in Anderson, Indiana
Resided in Downers Grove, Illinois


Rita Thatcher Goins

Rita Goins, 85, died peacefully on March 1, 2020 at Dupage Care Center in Wheaton, Illinois where she had lived since 2016. She died of complications of Altzheimer’s which she had suffered from for many years.

Rita was born in Anderson, Indiana on October 9, 1934 and attended Anderson High School. She was the youngest daughter of Everette and Helen Couch Thatcher. Rita married in 1952 to Harold Goins (former spouse) of Elwood Indiana and had two daughters, Nancy and Elaine.

Rita and her family moved to San Bernardino, California and she worked for TRW at Norton Air Force Base on the Minute Man Missile. Her boss wanted to start a new company in Newport Beach, CA. called Ultrasystems that worked on military contracts. She was the administrative assistant for the president. Later on in her successful career, she worked for Systems and Logistics in San Bernardino, CA.

Retired, Rita enjoyed living in Downers Grove, Illinois. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, traveling to Laguna Beach, or just having a family dinner at the table.
She was preceded by death by her parents, Everett Thatcher and Helen Couch Davis, and Bliss Davis step-father, all of Anderson, IN.
She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Goins of Downers Grove, Il., and Elaine Goins Lingenfelter, of Woodridge, Il. Oldest sister Jane Thatcher Speck & Hughie , Former husband and friend, Harold Goins of Woodridge, Il., Cousin, Sherry Couch Jones, 3 grandsons: Benjamin Lingenfelter & Kayla of Minot, N.D., Samir Yakhou & Michel of Silver Spring, MD, and Marc Yakhou of Chicago, Il., and former son-in-law Dr. Mehenna Yakhou. She leaves behind Birute Glizickiene, her gracious and wonderful caregiver and the Dupage Care Center of Wheaton, IL. and her dogs Brownie and Molly.

A private viewing memorial will be held on March 5, at Dupage Cremations and Memorial Chapter in West Chicago, Il. A public memorial will be held at Rita’s home in Downers Grove on March 15, from 5-7 pm. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up in Rita Goins name at the Alzheimer's Association. Donate to my fundraiser for the A​lzheimer's Association




Funeral Home
DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel
951 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, IL US 60185


Alzheimer's Association
919 N Michigan Ave Ste 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
The purpose of the Alzheimer's Association is to provide support for the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.