Suzanne Kaye Kaech
Suzanne Kaye Kaech, born Dec. 28, 1942 in Chicago, IL, passed away on Oct. 20, 2020 in Laguna Hills, CA, after bravely battling cancer for seven years.
Suzanne now is fully healed and rejoicing in the eternal glory of Christ who has defeated death once and for all. Still, left to mourn her physical absence are David, the love of her life and husband of 58 years; sons Stephen (Deanna), Andrew, Jonathan (Heather), and Mark (Mary); 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Pamela; brother, Timothy; faithful friends Dean and Jean; and countless more friends whom she treasured. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jenny Almeda Viola Marburger Wright, and her father, Charles Harley Wright.
In addition to helping her husband build an architecture firm over the course of 29 years, Suzanne’s other gifts included relentlessly pursuing the people in her life through prayer and relationship. “She never gave up on anybody,” her loved ones say, and in so doing reflected the heart of our merciful Savior. Family and friends recall the mountains of tacos Suzanne made each Saturday night for anyone passing through; her hospitality knew no bounds. As the Kaech family matriarch, she worked tirelessly to prepare gathering spaces for her family, including a tradition of day-long picnics with hot dogs and potato salad every Thursday at Lake Mission Viejo during the summers.
Suzanne was a lifelong learner and avid reader. She loved the warm sunshine, laughing, and traveling the world with her beloved Dave. She enjoyed serving for 28 years in various ministries at Crossroad Church (formerly known as First Baptist Church Irvine-Tustin). She served faithfully and loved fiercely; she will be fondly remembered and greatly missed for decades to come, until we see her again.
A public celebration of Suzanne’s life will be held in early 2021 at Crossroad Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroad Church in Tustin, CA (CrossroadOC.org).
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”Proverbs 3:5-6