Ann Elita WelchApril 27, 1954 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 63)
Ann Elita Welch "Annie" passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday January 11th with the five men she loved more than anything else by her side - her husband, three sons, and brother. Annie's loving kindness and joyful spirit touched many lives.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Annie attended St. Rose academy and Dominican College. Growing up, summers were spent in Soquel where her love for horses was developed. She competed successfully, riding and showing her horse Candie throughout northern California. Annie met her future husband Greg in 1975 marrying in 1977, and they moved to Contra Costa County to start a family. She was richly blessed with three sons, the loves of her life. Beyond being a loving mom, Annie was actively involved in philanthropy and supporting and volunteering with many community organizations - taking particular pride in the De La Salle Parents Assoc and Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center.
Annie is survived by her loving husband Greg and her three devoted sons - Danny, Michael and Bobby as well as her two granddaughters Scarlett and Avery. She is also survived by her brother Rob and his wife Theresa. Her laughter that filled every room and radiant smile will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.
Greg and the Boys will be planning a celebration of life around her birthday this spring. Annie would love for any donations in her memory to be made to the Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center.