Emma Roehrich

Emma Patricia Roehrich (Chadwick)

Sunday, July 24th, 1927 - Monday, January 6th, 2020
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Emma Patricia "Pat" (Chadwick) of El Cajon, CA passed away on Monday January 6th, 2020 at the age of 92 at Lake View Hospice. A Celebration of her life will be held on January 23rd, 2020 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, followed by private family burial of the urn at Miramar Veterans Cemetery.

She was born Emma Patricia Chadwick on July 24, 1927, the daughter of John and Emma (Jorgensen) Chadwick in San Diego, CA, growing up with her 6 brothers, John William, Robert, Richard, Frank, James, and 3 sisters Betty Jane, Joan, and Janice.

Pat attended John Adams Elementary School and then graduated from Hoover High School in 1946. She worked at various jobs in San Diego until her marriage to Eugene Roehrich on May 1st, 1949. She was always by his side supporting him with love for 70 years. She was a devout Catholic all her life, being baptized and married in St. Didacus Catholic Church, San Diego, CA and most recently belonging to the Holy Trinity Church in El Cajon, CA. California was not always their home. After living several years in San Diego, CA, they moved and purchased Foster Lodge on Big Stone Lake, Minnesota, in 1964. They operated the lodge until 1967, deciding to return once again to San Diego. They returned for 1 year and then decided to move to South Dakota, where they purchased the HiWay Motel which they owned and operated until 1998. They also built and managed the HiWay Drive from 1973, until moving one more time back to El Cajon, CA where they were currently living. Pat loved cooking, canning, and making candy for the holidays. She loved to go play Bingo with her son and also loved fishing, taking many trips to South Dakota throughout the years to walleye fish, most recently in August, 2019 with her son, daughter in law, grand children, and great grand children.

Eugene and Emma were blessed with 3 children, Kathy Ann (Larry) Lillard, Anton John, and Donald Eugene (Janet), 5 grandchildren, Michelle Rivers, Wendi (Michael) Steagall, Jennifer (Dustin) Flatten, Andrea (Aaron) Loftis, Jason (Valerie) Roehrich, and Ashley (Braxton) Gardner, 7 great grandchildren Tyler Rivers (Madeline Kempff), Cameron Rivers, Max Flatten, Wilkes Flatten, Austin Loftis, Brynn Roehrich, Faith Roehrich, and Kaleigh Steagall. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren wer the love of her life. She never missed a birthday, holiday, or special occasion with a card gift, and a phone call on their birthday, being greeted with the very special "Happy Birthday" son sung by Gene and herself.

Emma was preceded in death by her parents, 6 brothers, and 1 sister. Surviving her are her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, sisters Joann Fritzgerald, Janice Jones, sister in laws, Jean Chadwick and Christine Chadwick, Carol Chubb, brother in law George Roehrich, several nieces and nephews.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 | 10:30am
    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 10:30am
    Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    405 Ballard St
    El Cajon, California 92019
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  • Interment

    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 1:30pm
    Miramar National Cemetery
    5795 Nobel Dr.
    San Diego, Ca 92122
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