Information for Rosie Blecha Bahrychuk
18 August, 1904 - 9 December, 1985
From the Idaho Press Tribune,
dated December, 1985
Contributed by Delilah Barnard
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Services for Rosie Bahrychuk,
81, of Nampa,
who died at a Boise care center Monday, Dec. 9, will be
conducted Thurdsay at 10:30 a.m. at the Alsip Funeral Chapel,
Edward A Conforti will officiate. Burial will follow at
the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Bahrychuk was born Aug. 18, 1904, at Lom,
Czechoslovakia, to Vaclav and Anna Blecha. At the age of 22
months, she immigrated to Canada from Czecholsovakia. The
family settled in Michel, British Columbia,
and later moved to
Canada, where she
At age 15, she was the Coleman Hotel's dining room
hostess in Coleman,
Alberta, where she met
Peter Bahrychuk. They were married on Nov. 15, 1920.
They moved to the United States in 1930, settling in the
Nampa area. They purchased a farm in the Happy
Valley area near Nampa
which had been their home since. Mrs. Bahrychuk became a U.S.
citizen in 1940.
During World War II, they moved to Bremerton,
Wash., where he worked
as a shipwright, and she as a supervisor for the shipyard
She was later employed in Seattle at Swanson's Flowers.
Her most recent job was at the greenhouse for Nampa Floral
which she was forced to retire from due to ill health.
She had recently made a trip to Czechoslovakia to visit
surviving relatives and become re-acquainted.K She was
active in the Southwest Idaho China Painting Club, loved the
outdoors, enjoyed camping and picnics and being with family
above all else. She also loved flowers and was able to
illustrate their beauty through her china painting. She truly
enjoyed working with plants and flowers.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosie
and Joe Millward of Boise, and Anne and Mike Hlastala of
Seattle, Wash.; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Anton and
Bessie Blecha, Frank and Alice Blecha, Joe and Annie Blecha
and Vince and Rose Blecha of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren
and their spouses, Richard Millward, Redwood City, Calif., Joe
Jay Millward, Portland, Ore., Julie and Tom Sheler of Nampa,
Jacque and Don Taylor of Boise, Dr. Michael and Margaret Ann
Hlastala of Seattle, Wash., and Stephen Hlastala of Maui,
Hawaii; seven great-grandchildren, , Michael Hlastala and
Stefanie Hlastala; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Peter, in May of
1966; a sister, Annie Blecha; and a grandson, Peter Hlastala.
Memorials may be made to the Southwest Idaho China
Painting Club, care of Berniece Paine, Route 8, Box 296,
Caldwell 83605; Mercy Medical Center, 1512 12th Ave. Rd.,
Nampa 83651; or St Luke's Hospital, 190 E. Bannock, Boise
83702, or flowers may be sent.