Danae Rathburn Welch, age 74, long time resident of San Pedro, California, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the Little Company of Mary hospital San Pedro, California. A viewing will be held on Tuesday June 5 at McNerney’s Mortuary from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Burial will be in the Riverside National Cemetery, March Air Reserve Base, California, on Wednesday, June 6, at 10:45 am.

Danae Rathburn Welch, age 74, long time resident of San Pedro, California, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the Little Company of Mary hospital San Pedro, California. A viewing will be held on Tuesday June 5 at McNerney’s Mortuary from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Burial will be in the Riverside National Cemetery, March Air Reserve Base, California, on Wednesday, June 6, at 10:45 am.

Mrs. Welch was born September 23, 1934, in Mason, Michigan, the daughter of Franklin and Mabel (Athey) Rathburn. She graduated Mason High School and from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio. She married Lt Colonel Guy Franklin Welch on June 21, 1964, in Mason, Michigan. She worked as an Allergy Nurse at the various duty locations during Colonel Welch’s Air Force career. Her final nursing position was working as an Allergy Nurse for Dr. Miles Stone in San Pedro, California, and the Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield, Illinois. She loved taking cruises with her husband and daughter and traveling all over the world.

She is survived by her husband, Guy; a son, Tye C. Welch, wife Lisa, and daughters Abby and Allie; a son, Todd R. Welch, girlfriend, Angela Hernandez, and daughters Alyssa and Jessica; a daughter, Tiffany A.R. (Welch) Troxel, husband Michael, and daughters Caitlin and Chloe, and a son, Troy J. Welch, wife Patrice, and daughter Hailey; and two great grandsons, Joshua and Eddie. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Gloria. Contributions can be made at “Make-A-Wish Foundation” in lieu of flowers