Rita Joyce Gulick, 91, of Oklahoma City passed away peacefully on May 12, 2022.
Rita was born on May 8, 1931 to Harold and Blanche Roessler in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. After Rita graduated from Medicine Lodge High School in 1949, she went on to study education at Friends University where she later received her master’s degree.
Rita met Frank while working at Cessna in Wichita, Kansas, and they were married in 1954. They went on to have three children, Jim, David and Becky. Rita worked for a number of years as an elementary and middle school teacher for Putnam City Schools and was an active member of the Oklahoma Education Association.
In 1993, Rita retired and spent her time reading. She was an avid reader throughout her life and when progressive eye disease claimed her eyesight she continued listening to recorded books.
Rita was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Blanche Roessler, and her sister Haroldine Helm. She is survived by her husband Frank Gulick and children Jim Gulick, David Gulick and Becky Sherman as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
At Rita’s request, there will be no public funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Oklahoma League for the Blind or the charity of your choice.