Obituary Notices and Memorials


RITTER, Paula Elaine Age 76, passed away November 30, 2010, in Lancaster, California. She was born April 30, 1934, in Elmhurst, Illinois and has lived in the Antelope Valley since 1945. In 1954, Paula married Pete Ritter of the Ritter family who pioneered the Antelope Valley. She and her husband were longtime Westside farmers here in the Antelope Valley. Paula enjoyed reading, painting, and cross stitching. She is survived by one daughter and one son, Andria Mayfield of Antelope Acres, Mark Ritter and his wife Dana of Lancaster, six grandchildren, Paul Mayfield of Antelope Acres, Kenny Mayfield and his wife Coryanne of Alameda, Marissa Larson and her husband Jake of Ft. Drumm, N.Y., Bonnie Schaefer and her husband Chris of Rosamond, Annie and Pete Ritter both of Lancaster, four great- grandchildren, Vincent, Connor and Alexis Mayfield and Gracie Schaefer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Halley-Olsen- Murphy, Lancaster Chapel. Interment to follow at Lancaster District Cemetery.

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