Reta Joan Peck Fitch, 89, died quietly in her bed in her home in Upper Las Colonias on April 1st. She was the wife of Dr. Robert M. Fitch and the mother of Dr. David Fitch, Douglas Fitch, both of New York City, and Christopher Fitch of Arlington Mass. She was grandmother to Aurora Fitch of Israel, Lyla Fitch of Arlington, Mass., John Bernard ‘Chaz’ Malaya and John Rene Malaya, both of New York City.Reta was active in the local communities: her miniatures were on display at the Taos Community Center Coop on the Taos Plaza; she was a volunteer for many years at the concession booth at the Taos Community Auditorium (her signature ebelskivers will be sorely missed!); and an active participant with the Taos Youth Ballet, now the Academy of Performing Arts. She was also an active member of the Santa Fe Flute Choir prior to its closing.David Fitch: “A truly amazing lady. So deeply caring and giving, sincere, always there for people. She touched many with her positivity and love.” Rose Gordon, Care Giver with Mountain Home Health: Reta had just the most radiant smile when I walked into the room that I had ever seen. …..her kissing your [husband’s] hand, the affection and tenderness….expressing the deepest part of her love for you. ……it was beautiful to watch you and how you cared for her. Doug Fitch: “My amazing, beautiful, mischievous, hilarious, vivacious, wildly energetic, incredibly creative, loving, subversive, crazy, tirelessly supportive mother.” Chris Fitch: “That new star you see up in the sky is my mom. She poured her creative spirit into everything she did, including her children and grandchildren.” Ceremonies to celebrate her life will be held in Taos and New York after the Covid pandemic has cleared.
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