Margaret Melendez Rich

Obituary of Margaret Theresa Melendez Rich


6-16-54 – 1-29-2022


Margaret Theresa Melendez Rich passed away on January 29, 2022 when she lost her battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born June 16, 1954 in Flagstaff, Arizona and when she was 9 months old our parents moved to San Diego, California where she lived until 5 years old.  The family then moved to La Mirada, California where she grew up.  She graduated from La Mirada High School in 1972 and then went on to attend Cerritos College where she graduated with her degree as a Court stenographer.  She ended up choosing a different career path and went into banking.  She worked at Union Bank in California until she moved to Boise, Idaho in 1990.  From there she continued her banking career working for Bank of the Cascades and then DL Evans Bank where she was awarded “Employee of the Year”.  She worked until her passing in 2022.

In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and took a lot of pride in making sure her yard always looked nice.  She loved planting and taking care of her garden and it was evident she had a green thumb.  She also enjoyed painting and would do that during the winter months to occupy her time since she couldn’t be out working in her yard.

Margaret was preceded in death by parents, Lupe and Auscencio Melendez. 

She is survived by her sister Rosemary (Peter), brother Steven, step daughter Lisa, grandchildren Alyssa and Taygen.

Margaret was laid to eternal rest in a private ceremony.

Margaret will be remembered by the many people who knew her and the memories we have with her will forever be in our hearts.

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