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Angela May “Angie” Church, 38, of Richland, died Dec. 10, 2006, at her home.
There will not be a public service, but a private family gathering will occur at a later date.
Angela May Church was born on June 11, 1968 to Jim and Salina Church in Denver, Colo. In her early years,
she was raised and attended schools in Star and Meridian, Idaho.
In 1987 the family moved and made their home in Richland.
Angie loved school and enjoyed learning. She graduated from Pine Eagle High School in 1989.
Angie was a true “Angel” to so many. At the age of 3 she was diagnosed with a rare disease called Cockayne Syndrome. This disease caused her to age approximately three years to each year.
During her life she enjoyed riding her bike, camping, singing with her family, and especially loved to go fishing with her brothers and sisters.
She enjoyed visiting her friends, going to church, writing cards and letters, sewing and stringing beads — she loved working with her hands.
She had a special sense of humor and she loved with all of her being. Angie always cared about people less fortunate than herself.
As the disease progressed, Angie lost her eyesight, her balance, and her hearing. Although her life changed, and she was faced with challenges, Angie never complained. She always welcomed the day, looked forward to company and never missed a chance to say, “I love you.”
Angie is survived by her parents, Jim and Salina Church of Richland; brothers, Tommy Church and his wife, Kenna, and Vic Church, all of Boise; sister, Linda Church Garrett of Boise; Grandpa Ervin Gilbert of Denver, Colo.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her Grandma Addie Gilbert, Grandma Zella and Grandpa Bill Mabel and Uncle Jack Church.
Those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Angie’s memory may do so to help defray the cost of her services. Contributions can be sent to to Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 20, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor