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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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Rosie Bahrychuk

    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, Nampa.
     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,
Canada and later moved to Frank, Alberta, Canada, where she attended schools.
     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 cafeteria.
     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.