Marilee Jean Strech
May 21, 2018
Marilee Jean Strech (Paige), 71, long time resident of the Julian area, passed away peacefully at her home on May 21, 2018 after a long battle with cancer.
She was born in Alta Dena, California on October 27, 1946 to Kathryn (Frost) and Arthur Paige. She graduated from Mira Costa High School and California State University Long Beach with a degree in Home Economics. Marilee married Dennis Marvin Strech at the Community Baptist Church on June 22, 1969 and they had three children.
Marilee moved from the Los Angeles area to the Julian area in 1978 where she worked for many years as the General Manager at Dudley's Bakery. She had a love for rock hounding and that passion blossomed into her business, Crossroads Treasures, in Santa Ysabel. She also published several articles on the subject of rock hounding. In her later years, she enjoyed the company of her long time companion, Melvin Ashley.
She is survived by her three children, Daniel (Maxine) Strech of Tooele, UT, Sharon Strech of Homeland, CA and Randall Strech of Homeland, CA. She also leaves behind four grandchildren and so many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Marilee's honor on Wednesday, June 6th at 4pm at her home, 30219 Hwy 78 in Santa Ysabel. It will be a potluck and the family requests that you bring your own chairs.
Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.