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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann


The matriarch of the Rich family and famed seamstress to the stars also has a namesake whiskey 

Cleda Ann Rich, aka “Granny Rich” and the famous grandmother of John Rich of Big & Rich passed away on July 28th, 2020.  Rich was born in Pampa, Texas on February 14, 1932.  

Grandson John Rich says "Granny Rich lived through the Great Depression, The Dust Bowl Days, WWII, and many bouts of personal struggles in her life but managed to always persevere and work toward a better future for herself and everyone she loved. She was a fierce Patriot and expressed her love for our country loud and clear. Her work ethic is legendary, as she ran her own business on her own terms up until one month before she passed away at 88 years of age. She is an inspiration to me and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her and will be sorely missed. She gave her life to Jesus many decades ago, so I have peace in knowing she is now in the arms of Jesus. I'm sure there's a line of angels waiting on her to sew some golden thread into their heavenly apparel! Rest in peace, Granny. You will always be "The Queen of the working class." Job well done."

More information will be made available at a later date. 


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