Country Songwriter Margaret Ann Rich Passes Away
July 26, 2010 at 9:10 AM (PT)
Country songwriter MARGARET ANN RICH, widow of Country great CHARLIE RICH, passed away on JULY 22nd at her home near MEMPHIS, following a battle with ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. MARGARET was 76.
CHARLIE, who passed away in 1995, recorded several of her songs including "Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs" and "Field of Yellow Daisies." She also has songwriting credits with TOM JONES, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, RITA COOLIDGE, BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND and RICKY VAN SHELTON.
CHARLIE and MARGARET married in 1952 and had four children. MARGARET was a founding member of the MEMPHIS chapter of the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS AND SCIENCES. She is survived by two of her children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral is set to take place in MEMPHIS TODAY (6/26).