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Obituary: Catherine “Cathie” Marie Ritch, Passes at 65


El Monte

Catherine “Cathie” Marie Ritch, 65, of Yakima died Wednesday at Cottage in the Meadow. Mrs. Ritch was born in Monterey Park, Calif. She taught school in El Monte, Calif., for 18 years before moving to Yakima in 1991. She then taught at Ridgeview Elementary School from 1991 until January.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Ritch of Yakima; two sons, Larry Ritch Jr. of Puyallup and Nick Ritch of Los Angeles; her father, James Koplin Sr. of El Monte; a brother, James Koplin Jr. of Vancouver, Wash.; and a sister, Patricia Nero of North Hollywood, Calif.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. March 23 at West Valley Church in Yakima. A funeral and burial will be in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif., at a later date. Arrangements are by Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory of Yakima.

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