Emily Rech, 97

Emily E. (Sticha) Rech, 97, of Palm Springs, CA, died on Friday, June 26, 2009, in Palm Springs, with her family by her side.

Emily was born in Lonsdale in 1912. She married Bob Rech in January 1941. She was an original member of the Altar Society of St. Theresa, serving 60 years, and was also one of four charter members of the Desert Does. Emily was active at St. Theresa School and Church, where all of her children attended. She helped establish the St. Theresa Rummage Room, which was a major fundraising project for the school.

She is survived by five children Barbara Cadman, TX, Jack (Glenda) Rech, CA, Mike (Judy) Rech, CA, Ron (Sarah) Rech, WA and Margie (Stan) Ridgeway, ID;

12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Helen (Rech) Jasan, New Prague.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years on May 9, 2007.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 30, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs, CA.

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