Rita Perry, 83, Minot died Saturday May 13, 2023 in a Minot assisted living facility.
Rita was born on July 26, 1939 in Belcourt, ND to John and Blanche (Poitra) Lucier. She was raised and educated in Minot. Following her school years, she married Billy Porter on December 2, 1959 in Minot, ND. They would go on to live in Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota for several years. Billy and her daughter Jacqueline would end up dying in a motor vehicle accident in 1972.
Rita would go on to marry Roy Perry on November 17, 1975 in Minneapolis. While living in Minnesota she was employed at US West Phone Company for 14 ½ years in the housekeeping and maintenance department. Rita and Roy were foster parents for several years. The couple continued to live in Minneapolis until 2000 when they moved to Minot. Roy died on December 7, 2006.
She enjoyed watching home shopping channels. She also enjoyed visiting with friends and family. Rita was raised in the Catholic faith but participated in the Baptist church most of her life.
She is survived by her son, Jerry Lucier, Minot, ND; grandchildren, Justus English, Rochester, MN, Starr Legg, Atlanta GA, Daloan Davis, Dunseith, ND, great grandchildren Malani and Haven Legg; siblings, John Lucier, Fargo, ND, Dennis Lucier, Minot, Pat (Frank) Bice, Minot, Ronald (Pat) Lucier, Minot, Lorraine (Dick) Noel, Boston, MA. Bonus son, Arthur (Michelle) Simmons and grandchildren Malachi, Malik, and Malia Simmons, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her husbands, Billy Porter and Roy Perry, daughter, Jacqueline, Parents John Lucier I and Blanche Lucier Sisters, Juanita Sennett, Frances Ashcraft and Donna Mae Lucier and brother, Virgil Lucier.
Memorial Service: Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Crossroads Baptist Church, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.