Rita Moreno Salinas

June 12, 1951 - April 16, 2023

Rita Moreno Salinas, 71, of Port Arthur, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023. She was born June 12, 1951, to Vicente Moreno and Esperanza Castro Moreno.

Rita was a 1969 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and a 1973 graduate of Lamar University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English. She retired from AT&T after more than thirty years of service and was a present employee of Port Neches Public Library. She was a member of A Church of Jesus.

Survivors include her son, Lorenzo Salinas of Houston; brothers, Robert Moreno and wife, Mary, of Nederland and Richard Moreno and wife, Colleen, of Hockley; nephew, Andrew Moreno and wife Haley, of Tomball; nieces, Jordan Leger and husband, Stephen, of Nederland; Stephanie Bailey and husband, Chris, of Houston; Anna Moreno, of Port Arthur, along with their children. In addition, she is survived by her aunt, Dina Garcia of Austin and several cousins. Our family would like to thank our cousins, Rachael and Josh Yarbrough, for their assistance during her illness.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A gathering of Ms. Salinas’ family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions in Ms. Salinas’ honor may be made to Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 29, 2023
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 29, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (4)

    Connie Dowd says:

    I met Rita at the Port Neches Library. She was always so helpful in locating a particular book. She greeted you with a smile even on days that were difficult for her. I will miss seeing her on my weekly visit to the library. Prayers of comfort and peace to her family and friends. God Bless You.

    Charles Perez says:

    My condolences to Rita’s family. She will truly be missed. We’ve worked at AT&T many years together. She had such a kind soul! I had always remember her telling me that we were cousins from my Dad side?(the Moreno side)

    Paula Vasquez says:

    I can not believe you have left us.. but only god knows why.. you well be miss May you Rest In Peace

    Rachel Maricle says:

    Deepest condolences to Rita’s family. I know she will be missed.
    We worked together at AT&T for many years. Our children were born a couple if months apart. Four co-workers became friends over a shared lunch hour.
    I remember one conversation that she shared about her admiration of John Cenna ( the wrestler). Good times at the lunch table.
    It was an honor to have known Rita.

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