1937 – 2020
Rose Ann Kimich, 82, of Anderson, passed away on July 21, at CHI St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan. Visitation was held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson Friday, July 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with the Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will also be at St. Stanislaus on Saturday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m.
Rose was born December 16, 1937 to Agnes (Ubanoski) and Stash Sechelski Sr. in Anderson, TX. She was married to Felix Kimich on September 29, 1956. Rose was the only girl of five children, but she had to work just like the boys. She told many stories of working in the cotton fields. Once Rose and Feliz were married, they moved to Houston, TX where Rose worked several jobs, including National Bisquit and mostly at a kite company called Gayla Kite.
In 1969, they moved back to their hometown of Anderson and built a dairy farm. Rose ran the dairy during the day with her children while her husband Felix traveled daily to Houston and worked at FMC.
Rose always had a large garden that supplied enough vegetables for not only her family, but many other friends and relatives as well. She loved to can her harvest and was especially known for her pickles. Rose was also a wonderful cook. She loved to make cakes and cobblers for many people, especially as a thank you if they did something for her or her family.
Although Rose was a hard worker, she also knew how to have a good time. She was known as “Momma Kimich” at the old dance hall called the Country Moose. Rose could shake a leg with the best of them. She brought back stories for days about her good times. Many times, Rose had a house full of company that came from Houston to spend the weekend. Rose always made sure she had plenty of food for her guests.
Rose was also very faithful in her church. She was a devoted member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Rose was also a member of the Alter Society, and was baptized, received her First Holy Communion, Confirmation, and Matrimony sacraments all at St. Stanislaus. She helped make food and bake goods for funeral services for years. Rose loved to help out with the church bazaar as well. She always had to make sure she made plenty of cobblers, breads, pickles, and cakes for the church. She supplied the first item for the bazaar auction, which was a loaf of homemade bread. Even until the end, she made sure to have plenty of pickles canned for the next bazaar.
Rose is proceeded in death by her parents, Stash & Agnes Sechelski Sr; brothers, Peter Sechelski, Archie Sechelski, Stash Sechelski, Jr. & wife Agnes, and Phillip Sechelski; and grandson, Patrick Busa.
Rose is survived by her husband Felix Kimich; son Ricky Kimich and wife Debby; daughters Geralyn Backhus and husband LaVearne, and Cynthia Coronado and husband Paul, Jr, all of Anderson. She also leaves behind sister-in-laws, Virgie Sechelski, Barbara Sechelski, and Stella Sechelski, along with 11 other grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren, plus 6 step grand, children and 5 step great-grandchildren. Rose also has one more great grandbaby on the way.
Serving as pallbearers are Stephen Kimich, Michael Kimich, Brian Kimich, Jason Busa, Kevin Busa, Brandon Coronado, and Leon Coke.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church CCE program or the building fund.