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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:01 am | Updated: 12:01 am, Sat Feb 8, 2014.

Loretta "Rhet" Yager Wyatt Loretta "Rhet" Yager Wyatt was born in Culpeper, Virginia, on February 11, 1935, to the union of Willie Robert Yager and Mary Belle Jackson Yager. She passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014, after a short illness. She leaves to mourn her death, and cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 53 years, Philip; one son, Dr. Adam K. Wyatt of Suffolk, Virginia; one daughter, Melani W. Cruise of Dublin, Virginia; two loving brothers, Charles Yager of Culpeper, Virginia, and Robert Yager of Ft. Washington, Maryland; seven loving grandchildren, Bria, Arman, Billie, Temple, Gabriel, Alijah, and Courtney; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Mae; one daughter-in-law; one son-in-law; many nieces, nephews, and a host of other caring relatives and friends. Loretta graduated from George Washington Carver High School at the age of sixteen. She then attended Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in English. She was active in theater and a devoted member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Upon graduation from college she remained at Virginia Union University and worked as the secretary to the university president. Loretta and Philip were married in Annapolis, Maryland on January 30, 1961. They, later, moved to the District of Columbia where Loretta worked, briefly, as an office assistant at Howard University before taking an office position at Greenleigh Associates Consultant Firm which specialized in educational and university consultation. In 1963, she was the office manager for University Relations and Training for the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Peace Corps. Loretta retired, after many years of employment, from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland where she was the Director of Special Projects, Title III, and TRIO Training. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Good Hope Baptist Church in Culpeper, Virginia. Viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with services to follow at 1 p.m. Interment at Good Hope Baptist Cemetery. Flowers and cards may be received at W.C. Thompson Funeral Home: 503-7 N. Main Street, Culpeper, VA 220701; (540) 825- 6700.

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