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Mike Partch

Sept. 20, 1961 - March 15, 2021


March 25, 2021

Mike Partch

Mike Partch

Mike was the youngest son of Jenny and Ambrose Partch and brother to Skip (Dave), Greg and Steve. Mike passed away this past Monday at his home at Merry Glen in Spokane with his brother Greg at his side.

Merry Glen is a group home for "kids" with special needs that was created by Kaye Epton, a mother with a DD son, in the 1970s to become an alternative to state institutions. Jenny and Ambrose were amongst its first members and helped her create a place where special needs kids could thrive under the careful watch of loving and caring parents, siblings and guardians. Although Mike was develo...

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