Kathy Rae Bach passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 21, 2012 at Downey Regional Medical Center in Downey. Kathy was born in Waterville, Maine to Raymond and Kathryn Marden on February 22, 1950.Kathy graduated from Winslow High School in 1968 and then attended and graduated from Zion Bible College. In the mid 70's Kathy moved to Downey with her two children, Tracy and Jason where she met and then married Michael Bach on March 11, 1978. Along with Mike's son Michael Bach Jr., they welcomed their fourth child Nicholas Bach. Kathy was very active within the community and always loved to volunteer her time when needed. In 2000, she moved to South Gate, but always considered Downey her home. Kathy was currently working at Downey Regional Medical Center. She was a devoted employee for over 30 years and she loved every minute of it. Anyone who knew Kathy would agree she had a very big heart and often would put others needs before her own. She would often spend her spare time knitting scarves for the homeless. She had a love for gardening and writing. Kathy is survived by her daughter and son in law, Tracy and Elia Popov of Valencia; son and daughter in law, Jason and Laura Bach of Fullerton; son Nicholas Raymond Bach of Downey; and stepson, Michael Steven Bach Jr. of Moreno Valley. She has 6 loving grandchildren, Hannah and Nikol Popov of Valencia; Cooper and Skylar Bach of Fullerton; Amanda Bach of Darlington, Wisconsin; Daniel Bach of Fort Hood, Texas. Sisters Shirley McDonald of Newport, Maine and Joyce Shackley of Berlin, New Hampshire. A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2:00pm at the Thunderbird Villa Mobile Home Park Club House at 10001 W. Frontage Rd., South Gate, CA.
********** Published: March 29, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 50