HAVERHILL, MA : Rita Markham was born in Riga, Latvia, and arrived in the United States via Ellis Island in 1951. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Merrimack College and worked as a forecast analyst for Lotus Development Corporation.
Her first marriage was to Dave Davies. She later married Charles Markham, who has been her loving companion for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Charlie; her sister, Edita Carle; her children, Karen, Grant and Ellen; her grandchildren, Dylan, Max, Jackson, Nick, and Sinead; and several nieces and nephews, who will remember her love of family, artistic talents, and kindness toward others.
Published on  March 17, 2015