R.I.P. Subud Sister Rochana Koach

From Maria Baker in Portland,

Dear Subud Portland, Our dear sister, Rochana Koach, passed away on Monday after a long and valiant struggle with Alzheimer’s. Her family will honor her on Friday at 7 p.m. with latihan, followed by a selamatan and a light supper, and with a memorial service on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Please see the attached invitation for the details. You can also see an obituary on the Subud USA Facebook page.

Love, Maria

Rochana Koach passed away March 2nd at the age of 83. Rochana was devoted to Subud all of her life. She was opened on September 16, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois. She became a helper in 1972 and throughout her lifetime actively served as helper in the east, midwest and pacific northwest regions. A special latihan will be held for her at 7 pm Pacific West Coast time on Friday March 6th at 7 pm at the Subud House in Portland, Oregon. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Rochana’s life on Saturday March 7th in Portland, Oregon. Time and venue to be announced!

Rochana lived for the past few years at Pacific Gardens, an Alzheimer’s special care center in Portland, Oregon. Rochana is survived by her brother Roy Miller; six children, Tony Koach, Damon Koach, Muftiah McCartin, Margaret Kirk, Wesley Koach and Lucas Koach; 12 grandchildren, Nate Koach, Marissa Mason, Isaac Koach, Elaine McCartin, Sandy McCartin, Luke McCartin, Laura Kirk, Alton Kirk, Michael Koach, Desiree Koach, Charles Koach and Elizabeth Koach; three great-grandchildren, Thaddius and Shaylin Mason and 30 Days shy of meeting Baby Nathan & Rachel Jackson Koach. She had many nieces and nephews, all of whom she adored.

Contributions in honor of Rochana can be made to Inner City Schools, a small Susila Budhi Dharma project in Los Angeles, California, that provides art supplies and books to children in low-income schools. You can donate on line http://susiladharmausa.org/donate/ (direct donation to Inner City Schools) or make out a check to Susila Dharma USA (earmark to Inner City Schools) and mail to Rifka Several, SDUSA Administrative Assistant, 50616 Hwy 245, Badger, CA 93603.

About Paul

A Subud member since 2004, a local helper and the Rental Agent for Subud Greater Seattle since 2011, Paul helps manage the Subud Greater Seattle website, is a poet with 4 published books on poetry and poetics and is father to two beautiful girls. www.paulenelson.com
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