On Sunday, April 26, 2020, Rita Louise Eckel, loving wife and mother of seven children, died at age 86. As she was throughout her entire life, she was surrounded by things that mattered to her most - family, faith, and love. Born on June 21, 1933 in Boise, Idaho to Christopher and Faye (Osburn) Soran, she lived in many different places in her youth before settling in Spokane, WA. Here she met the love of her life, Leo Michael Eckel, to whom she was married 66 years and who survives her. Together they raised a family of seven children, including Ginger (Pace), Cindy (Perry), Andy, Bernie, Robbie (Holmberg), and Larry. Their son, Michael, preceded her in death. She also leaves behind...